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Research Events

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Research Month across the network

Research Month is happening in November across our network and is full of exciting events including open houses, lunches with research leadership, lectures, symposia and more. Join us to discover the world of research across our sites. Take a look at all our events and start planning your November!

Get your passport!

Come by the research office (Sunnyside room 121) to pick up your research month passport. The passport has a complete listing of all events you can attend throughout the month. Attend four or more and you can enter a draw for a prize!

See below for information on the opening event and events at St. Joseph’s Health Centre:

Opening Event

Our theme this year is “TOgether”, as we celebrate research across the three sites of our network. The opening will start with a brief overview of the research being conducted at each site, followed by a reception with coffee, snacks, fun photo ops and more.

Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location:  209 Victoria St, 2nd Floor Exhibition Space
10:00 – Reception, light refreshments, photo fun, voting for Research Month photo competition, gifts for attendees
10:45 – Research Month trivia
11:00 – Remarks from Dr. Tim Rutledge
11:15 – Remarks from

Randomized Coffee Talk

Join us for a cup of coffee and talk about your research.  This informal event will allow everyone to talk about their research, share ideas, and chat to people involved in research in various departments.  More details to come!

Date: Monday, November 5
Time: 10-11am
Location: Education Centre A

A new reflection: Photovoice in understanding youth homelessness

Researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital and Ryerson University collaborated with Covenant House to develop a photovoice project involving homeless and street-involved youth from Toronto. Youth were recruited to be active participants in taking photos to document their lived experiences of homelessness. These photographs will be shown at St. Joseph’s Health Centre to promote and engage dialogue concerning youth homelessness.

Date: Thursday, November 8
Time: All Day
Location: Cafeteria

Transforming your Research Idea into a Study Reality: Where to Start

Summary: This hands on workshop will provide an overview of why nursing and health discipline clinicians are well suited to identify gaps in knowledge and clinical practice, and will include practical exercises to guide you in developing a practice-based research question

Date: Wednesday November 14
Time: 3-4pm
Location: Conference Dining Room, 1B-240
3:00 – 3:10 – Introductions
3:10 – 3:25 – Didactic Presentation on Practice Based Research by Clinicians. Why do it? What’s the point of it? How does research fit in to my day?
3:20 – 3:50 – Develop a research question hands-on practical exercise
3:50 – 4:00 – Wrap Up

Speaker:  Teresa Valenzano is a licensed speech-language pathologist who is passionate about bridging the gap between clinical practice and research. Her work focuses on using clinical experiences to drive research, in an effort to establish guidelines for evidence-based practice and decision-making. Within the IPBR program, Teresa provides support and education to healthcare professionals to help develop their clinically based questions into research projects.

RSVP or for further information contact Laura Tomat at

Network Research Ethics Board submissions: let's talk details

What do you need to know to ensure a smooth REB submission?  Let’s talk about the details, common pitfalls that may delay your application, and any other questions you have.

Date: Thursday, November 22
Time: 12 noon
Location: Education Centre B

SJHC Research newsletter

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Research is better together

The Research department at St. Joseph’s Health Centre and the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital are integrated in many areas. Connect with programs and resources across the network:

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Research Updates and News (RUN)

The RUN is a weekly e-update for the network’s research community and is sent out every Tuesday by the SMH Office of Research Administration in collaboration with the SJHC Research Department.  If you have news to share you can send your submissions via

If you have questions, feedback or wish to subscribe to this newsletter, contact

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