OpenLab

 

Yasman Mohammadzadeh
08/12/20

OpenLab is a design and innovation shop dedicated to finding creative solutions that transform the way health care is delivered and experienced.

OpenLab is a design and innovation shop dedicated to finding creative solutions that transform the way health care is delivered and experienced.

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A Transformative Education

If you, or someone you know, is interested in a different kind of graduate program, who is motivated to learn by doing and is seeking a transformative education, then we need to talk.

TRP Heroes Spotlight: Dr. Chris Klinger

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us how important frontline healthcare workers are for the normal functioning of our worlds. To support and celebrate these brave hearts, the Translational Research Program launched "TRP Heroes", an initiative to...

OpenLab is a design and innovation shop dedicated to finding creative solutions that transform the way health care is delivered and experienced.

A Transformative Education

At the TRP our goal is not to teach. Our goal is not to lecture or have you memorize some datum likely to change before you finish your degree, or that a search engine can find faster than you can formulate the question.

The TRP is a community and a mindset of people who are resources, facilitators, mentors, peers, guides and catalysts whose aim is to help those, who are looking to learn, to explore, to push the boundaries of their experience to seek knowledge.

The TRP is not intended to be divided as a degree of teacher-task-masters and students–those who know one truth and those hoping to memorize that truth. Instead, the program strives to be a community of people motivated to learn, to seek knowledge, to help others to be more and do more. In this community, the focus is not on the content but on understanding the processes, the mechanisms of creative problem-solving and innovation.

Students learn alongside the faculty–we learn together and from each other. We learn from real-world contexts and from failure–not from arbitrary grades or standardized testing–because our collective goals are not to pass a test or earn a grade but to improve lives, to learn to champion change that will improve the lives of others.

Now, we are starting to seek people join our 2021 cohort. Those motivated to learn, those seeking to move beyond their comfort zones, to challenge ambiguity, who want to focus on the processes of innovating of generating new ideas and championing change for positive impact are the kindred spirits we seek–these are the people we seek to join our ranks.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in a different kind of graduate program, who is motivated to learn by doing and is seeking a transformative education, then we need to talk. Come to an information session, read the website, arrange a consultation with someone from our team.

One day soon, we, trainees, mentors, facilitators, students, residents, PI’s, researchers, clinicians, healthcare professionals, and many others, will form a global network of professional translators, who think globally but work locally to improve the health and well-being of people in our communities. And together we will transform health, care and medicine.

Join us.

UofT Talks Presents – Opioids: From Wonder Drug to Epidemic – Now What?

Join UofT Talks in unpacking the epidemic sweeping our nation: the opioid crisis. On Thursday June 28th, UofT Talks will be hosting an open discussion on the history of the opioid crisis it’s current impact, and the steps we can take to address the epidemic in Canada.
Featured speakers include Nicole Ireland (reporter and writer for CBC News), Mathew Jameson (Harm Reduction Program Coordinator, Queen West Community Health Centre), Dr. Hance Clarke (Director of pain services at Toronto General Hospital), and Dr. David Juurlink (prominent professor and drug safety researcher whose voice has dominated the discourse on opioid use in Canada).
The talk and panel discussion will be from 6-9 pm at the Isabel Bader Theatre. Join us for a networking session with our speakers, team, and members of the community between 5 and 6 pm. Food and beverages will be served.
UofT Talks aims to promote inter-disciplinary learning and networking through a symposium catered to students, faculty and staff of all four School of Graduate Studies (SGS) divisions – Humanities, Social Science, Life Science and Physical Science.
More information and tickets on sale at www.uofttalks.ca or eventbrite: uofttalks2018.eventbrite.ca

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