Executive Advisory Board

Executive Advisory Board Terms of Reference

Role of the Manitoba Training Program for Health Services Research
The Manitoba Training Program for Health Services Research is a collaborative training centre in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. This innovative program is designed to train applied health services researchers across disciplines, sectors, and institutions, and equip them to respond to the research needs of a wide range of health-care policy makers.

The objectives of the Manitoba Training Program are to support qualified graduate students pursuing health services research training with a financial stipend, to provide these students with applied health services research training opportunities, and to expose students to the interface of health services delivery and evidence.

The Advisory Board acts in an advisory capacity to the MTP Director, with respect to the overall program activities. These include:
  • Assist in the development of MTP’s Strategic Plan and the establishment of student educational priorities, to provide input and support for further establishing this program in the university environment;
  • Advise and assist with efforts directed toward student recruitment, training, and support;
  • Ensure that the program objectives and activities continue to align with the University community;
  • Advocate for long term sustainability of the Manitoba Training Program;
  • Provide input on MTP performance metrics, and assist in the annual evaluation of the program’s performance which may include receiving and reviewing an Annual Report and financial statements;
  • Any other matter which may be referred to the Advisory Board by the Director.
  • Be available for consultation with the Director on an ad hoc basis.


Current Executive Advisory Board Membership, 2016-2017



Dr. Malcolm Doupe, MTP Director, University of Manitoba +

Dr. Hope Anderson

Dr. Hope Anderson, Vice-Dean, Graduate Studies, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences +


Dr. Stephen Moses, Department Head, Community Health Sciences; MTP Chair +


Dr. Jo-Ann Sawatzky, Associate Dean, Graduate Program,
College of Nursing armacology +


Dr. Sam Sheps, Professor Emeritus, School of Population
and Public Health, University of British Columbia +


Mr. Dan Skwarchuk, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer,
Administration & Finance Division, Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living +