Announcing the 2021 Knowledge Translation Summer Course


How do we connect intention, knowledge, and action? What does it mean to integrate equity considerations in knowledge translation?

Back for another summer, the CCGHR is once again facilitating a unique learning experience to better develop and understand integrated, relational, and equity-centred knowledge translation (KT). The 2021 course will follow the same format as the 2020 course, with minor adjustments made to make for an even better learning experience.

Course information

12 Week Intensive Program

May 12 – July 28 2021 & September 15, 2021

Wednesdays from 7:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M PDT

Who is this course for?

Graduate students, young professionals or others working in health systems, NGO, or global health settings who have an interest in learning about and applying complex, relational practices of KT with explicit attention to issues of equity.

Interested in joining as a mentor?

What do mentors do? Academic mentors will work to support a peer mentor (senior doctoral student or post-doc with experience in KT) to support groups of 5-6 learners in a case study. The case study groups will be partnered with real-life knowledge-to-action challenges. Ideally, mentors will have relationships in partner countries or settings where they can support connections and communications to pressing issues, where contributions from students in this course will be in service to a real need.

Please express your interest in joining the course by filling out the application form by 5:00 PM PDT on April 15th, 2021. We will accept students on a first come first served basis. Any questions or interest in becoming a mentor may be sent to

There is no fee to participate in this course, but you must currently be or become a member of the CCGHR ($35 per year) 

Course Format

Learners will need about 10-12 hours per week to engage in course readings and activities. We will meet weekly, using dialogue-based learning strategies. Groups of 5-6 learners will work with a peer mentor and academic mentor to apply practices to a real-life knowledge-to action challenge in a variety of partner communities in Canada and the Global South.

Schedule (subject to change):

●      Week 1: Introductory meeting & orientation

●      Week 2: Knowledge Translation Basics

●      Week 3: The “knowledge” of knowledge translation

●      Week 4: At the Interface of Research and Policy

●      Week 5: KT Approaches and Tools

●      Week 6: An Introduction to Deliberation

●      Week 7: Stakeholder Analysis

●      Week 8: Political Context Analysis

●      Week 9: Priority Setting: The Basics

●      Week 10: Interpretive Priority Setting Processes

●      Week 11: Final case study review & course evaluation

●      Week 12: Course evaluation and closings

This course will be delivered in English, but we welcome French speaking students to the course and have some materials available in French!

Please direct any inquiries about the course to KT Course Coordinator, Leigh Borrett (

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