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NewsYearly Archives: 2020


Pivoting with older adults during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended plans, closed businesses, forced people into isolation and turned society upside down. For seniors, the impact has been even more marked, with increased vulnerability both to the disease, and to the effects of isolation as…

S’adapter avec les aînés durant la pandémie de COVID-19

La pandémie de COVID-19 a fait dérailler des plans, forcé des entreprises à fermer, obligé les gens à se confiner et bouleversé la société. Pour les aînés, l’impact a été encore plus marqué, vu leur plus grande vulnérabilité à la…

WEBINAR: Patient Partnership and COVID-19 research

Join OSSU’s Patient Partners Working Group for their summer webinar, this time addressing patient partnership and COVID-19 research in Ontario. Featuring Alies Maybee (Patient Advisors Network), Maureen Smith (Cochrane Collaboration, OSSU) and Rebecca Gannan (McMaster Aging, Community and Health Research…

EMPOWER Awards phase III

The vital role that research evidence and data plays in supporting health system decision making has been amplified during the recent COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Knowledge users have collaborated closely with researchers to make the most informed policy decisions, relying heavily…

AMS Healthcare Compassion and Artificial Intelligence Small Grant program

AMS Healthcare is offering grants of up to $20,000 to support projects that will generate new knowledge and evidence that will enhance the education/training of undergraduate, graduate and practicing healthcare professionals of the impact of digital technology/artificial intelligence on compassionate…

CALL FOR BOARD MEMBERS

The Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit is seeking patient/public leaders to join its Board of Directors. In particular, OSSU is looking to include: patient and/or caregiver representatives; Indigenous community representatives; and, Francophone community representatives. New directors will serve an initial term…

AMS Healthcare Fellowship Awards in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence

“How will Digital Technology and Artificial Intelligence change the healthcare we provide?” AMS Healthcare is offering one-year fellowships of up to $75,000 to early and mid-career academic researchers and scholars and regulated health care professionals to study and develop expertise/competence…

Indigenous-led health projects tackle youth mental health and diabetes

Two OSSU-supported Ontario Indigenous health research projects will have far-reaching effects for people within the province and beyond. Empowerment, respect, partnership and connections are shared themes in these projects, one working to improve the mental health and well-being of Indigenous…