Prince Albert Population Health Research and Training Facility

Last Updated: February 5, 2014

Sylvia Abonyi, PhD (Principal Investigator)

The Prince Albert Population Health Research and Training Facility in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan opened in 2006. It is associated with Sylvia Abonyi’s Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Health. It includes a research networking and field training room, advanced computer systems, and a secure data storage room. The facility houses audio and video equipment for data collection and dissemination, and technology capable of translating findings into innovative knowledge-sharing strategies. Prince Albert was chosen because it is a mid-sized northern city where many of our community-based partners, particularly those from Saskatchewan's near and far north, already meet for other purposes and where our university collaborators have satellite campuses.

Goals/Outcomes:  The Prince Albert Population Health Research and Training Facility is dedicated to improving our understanding of Aboriginal health, particularly in the area of population health and providing training to new generations of researchers. These unique training and collaboration opportunities are accessible not only to research personnel and students, but also to the community members who engage with us in research.

The facility played in key role in conducting such SPHERU projects as the First Nation's Health Development (Tools 1) and Tools 2 Community Health and Wellness Indicators projects.

Funder:  Canadian Foundation for Innovation, Canada Research Chairs Infrastructure Fund

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