Applying academic research to real-world problems is a priority for many of our researchers.
Our connections with community, government, healthcare and industry partners help us push beyond traditional boundaries, to incorporate interdisciplinary approaches, and to respond to the issues and challenges that shape our world.
We have joint Research Scientist programs with Southlake Regional Health Centre and North York General Hospital, fostering new avenues for research and knowledge exchange. Our researchers are embedded in the hospital, working directly with clinicians and administrators. Together with University Health Network (UHN), we created the York-UHN Nursing Academy to provide a gateway to new research and educational opportunities for nurses and other health professionals, and the Dotsa Bitove Wellness Academy for persons living with memory loss, their families and care partners. The Faculty of Health is a founding member of CreateIT Now, an innovation and commercialization incubator focused on advanced health informatics and connected medical devices. We are formally partnered with the Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre to provide research and training opportunities in the home and community care sector, and with Revera Long Term Care Inc. to deliver specialized training in clinical leadership and conduct joint research in aging. Our $37M Connected Health and Wellness Project, funded by FedDev Ontario, brought together 19 public, private and academic partners to enhance life-long wellness though improved access to trusted health information, health coaching and technology advancements that sustain wellness.