Situated within the Faculty of Medicine, the Department of Community Health Sciences holds a peculiar status, being neither a “Basic Science Department” nor a “Clinical Department”. We have the ability to straddle both with some 100 faculty members affiliated with the Department of Community Health Sciences in a roughly 1:3 ratio of full time to part time appointments. The expertise of our Faculty is far reaching, and collaborations with other researchers have resulting in three training programs, available to our Graduate Students on a competitive basis.
There are three training programs associated with CHS.
- Western Regional Training Centre:
-The Western Regional Training Centre (WRTC) provides student stipends ($17,850) and training in the area of health services research. WRTC is one of six training centres in Canada financially supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the Manitoba-based program is also funded by Manitoba Health. WRTC offers multi-disciplinary training in applied health services research and invites students from a broad range of disciplines and backgrounds to apply.
- Aboriginal Capacity and Development Res. Env.
-The Department also is home to the Aboriginal Capacity and Developmental Research Environment (ACADRE) training program funded by CIHR to provides fellowships for Aboriginal trainees at all levels and supports community-university research linkages.
- International Centre for Infectious Diseases:
-The Department also participates actively in the International Centre for Infectious Diseases (ICID) Training Program, funded by CIHR. The ICID training program is a Winnipeg-based not-for-profit corporation with a mission to advance Canada’s infectious diseases capacity and facilitate the application of Canadian infectious diseases expertise, domestically and internationally.