Ride to Conquer Cancer

 

Jana Neiman-Zenevich
08/12/20

The Ride has been a rallying cry for those who know that cancer is no match against our conviction to conquer it. This rallying cry—Be The Ride—encompasses all that it means to take on this cycling journey and fundraising crusade. The courage, boldness, pride, determination and generosity of our Ridership have helped to raise millions in support of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world.

The Ride has been a rallying cry for those who know that cancer is no match against our conviction to conquer it. This rallying cry—Be The Ride—encompasses all that it means to take on this cycling journey and fundraising crusade. The courage, boldness, pride, determination and generosity of our Ridership have helped to raise millions in support of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world.

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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.

Access To Vaccines: Overcoming Challenges And Exploiting Opportunities

Gabriella Chan for the TRP | March 2021 “A global pandemic requires a world effort to end it – none of us will be safe until everyone is safe”. Ursula von der Leyden, President of the European Commission As the 2019 SARS-CoV-2 induced Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19)...

The Ride has been a rallying cry for those who know that cancer is no match against our conviction to conquer it. This rallying cry—Be The Ride—encompasses all that it means to take on this cycling journey and fundraising crusade. The courage, boldness, pride, determination and generosity of our Ridership have helped to raise millions in support of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world.

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.

Who Is A Translator?

Zoya Retiwalla | TRP | Oct 4, 2019

What comes to your mind when you hear the word translator?
Your answer would possibly be ‘someone who converts the written word from one language to another’. A translator in the health sciences plays a similar role, in that the person translates the language of scientific research into applications that improve medicine, health, and healthcare.
The healthcare field is undergoing rapid transformation. This change in tide has brought with it a slew of questions – how are things done, how should things be done, by whom, and what repercussions would this evolution bring forth?
A novel kind of professional is emerging – an applied scientist. These scientists are not always found conducting experiments in a lab or defending their research, they are instead found using science. They believe that the process of turning observations into interventions that could help improve patient care.
Translators combine science with unique strategies, out-of-the-box approaches, and actionable thinking from a vast range of disciplines. Disciplines that have seldom been associated with the essence of pure science – business, design, law, and communication.
The Translational Research Program – the first of its kind in Canada, is designed for current and aspiring innovators from interprofessional backgrounds such as – basic scientists, applied scientists, researchers, clinicians, engineers, innovators, entrepreneurs, advocates, networkers, influencers, and risk-takers.
Our students learn creative problem-solving skills, strategies, and competencies to translate scientific knowledge into applications that improve medicine, health, and health care. Through flexible coursework; team-based, real-world translational challenges; and extensive mentorship and networking, we facilitate self-directed and collaborative “learning by doing.” Students gain experience, expertise, and practical insights into the development and design processes. The curriculum covers the translational landscape and strategies needed to develop, test, and implement innovations.

What motivates you? 

What are your goals? 

How do you want to improve healthcare?

These are the questions that will actually help you answer the question – “Are you a translator?” If you want to learn how to have a tangible impact on patient care and be part of bringing interventions that improve health, then the Translational Research Program may be a program fit for you.
Learn more about who we are and what we do.

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