Dr. Scott participates in a variety of mentorship opportunities.

Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHCSP)

CCHCSP is  the first transdisciplinary training program for the next generation of clinician-scientists in child and youth health research in Canada from 13 Canadian Child and Youth Health Research Centres. A core curriculum delivers a common multidisciplinary language of research, while imparting professional skills and values. Shannon has been involved in the KT Expert Panel since 2009. In this capacity she assists in delivering an all day KT workshop with other members of the KT Expert Panel to new CCHCSP funded trainees, (PhD, PDF and early career development trainees) as well as their supervisors. Over the course of a year, she will work one-on-one with an assigned trainee and supervisor to assist them in developing and implementing a knowledge translation plan for the trainee’s research project. Over the course of Shannon’s time with CCHCSP, she has worked with the following CCHCSP funded trainees:

  • Mandy Archibald, PhD Student, University of Alberta, 2011-present
  • Mandy Chen, PDF, University of British Columbia, 2010-2012
  • Quynh Doan, PhD Student, University of British Columbia, 2011-2013
  • Ailene Bogossian, McGill University, 2013

International Partnership with the University of Ghana, Accra

Each year, nursing graduate students from the University of Ghana visit the University of Alberta to work with nurse researchers on their research proposals. University of Alberta faculty are invited and assigned to mentor one or more graduate students from Ghana to work intensively on the research proposal during the graduate trainee's time in Canada. In 2013, Shannon had the pleasure of working with Yakubu Salifu.

Yakubu Salifu, DipN, BScN, DipEd, MphilN student

I am a highly motivated individual and I believe in the principle of sharing knowledge and experience.  I hold a Diploma in Nursing (Distinction) from Ghana's Premier University, University of Ghana and a Bachelor of Nursing Degree (First Class) from Garden City City University College which is affiliated with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi. Additionally, I have just completed my Diploma in Education from University of Education, Winneba at Mampong Campus in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Currently, I am pursing a Master of Philosophy in Nursing at University of Ghana, Legon. My thesis area is on service-related factors influencing tuberculosis treatment adherence at Sekyere South District in the Ashanti Region. I have served as Sekeyere South Zonal branch Secretary of Ghana Registered Nurses Association (GRNA)  as well as Ashanti Regional GRNA Council member since 2009. I have also served as Assistant National Secretary for General Nurses Group for Ghana (GNG) for three years and now as the Assistant Chairperson for Ashanti Regional branch for GNG. I have worked as a registered Nurse since 2005 and as Institutional TB Cordinator at Asamang SDA Hospital for 4 years. I place high premium on advanced education.

Little known fact: My personal motto is "If it must be done, then it must be done very well."

University of Alberta School of Public Health

Dr. James Talbot, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Alberta, invited Dr. Scott to mentor Ms. Mariam Osman, a MPH student. Shannon helped Mariam to develop her content and theoretical knowledge in knowledge translation through a reading list and bi-weekly meetings during Fall 2012.