Through CDTRP’s Education and Training Platform, Trainees had the opportunity to join the SickKids Knowledge Translation Training (SKTT) for Graduate Students. (see the call for trainees here) This training introduced trainees to knowledge translation (KT) planning and practice and is based on the premise that scientists, and increasingly, other practitioners and educators, are agents of change in creating research impact, promoting research utilization, and ensuring that research findings reach the appropriate audiences.

Education and Training Manager, Manuel Escoto, recently caught up with one of our trainees, Amina Silva, who took the course.

“The KT training was a great opportunity to learn about the importance of applying KT strategies in the early phases of a research project, and the main frameworks available, and it also provided me with the underpinning needed to develop a KT plan specific for each target audience. This knowledge will be essential to help me develop an individual and focused KT for my own research study to enhance the potential impacts of my study, as well as I feel now better prepared to write efficient KT statements in research grant applications.”

– Amina Silva, PhD student at Queen’s University and CDTRP Trainee

Keep an eye out for a future opportunity to take KT training!