Women’s College Research Institute

 

Yasman Mohammadzadeh
08/12/20

Research Revolutionized. At Women’s College Research Institute, we are leading innovative, high impact research for a healthier, more equitable world.

Research Revolutionized. At Women’s College Research Institute, we are leading innovative, high impact research for a healthier, more equitable 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.

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...

Research Revolutionized. At Women’s College Research Institute, we are leading innovative, high impact research for a healthier, more equitable 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.

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U of T ranked first in Canada in 10 of 11 subjects by Times Higher Education

The University of Toronto ranked first in Canada, or shared the top spot, in 10 out of 11 subjects – one more than a year earlier – according to the latest Times Higher Education subject rankings.

U of T was one of only nine universities in the world that ranked in the top 50 of all 11 subjects tracked by the Times Higher Education World Universities Rankings by Subject 2021, released Wednesday.

It also maintained its rank of first in North America and sixth globally in the subject of “clinical, pre-clinical and health,” which includes medicine, dentistry and other health subjects.

“The University of Toronto is among a small group of global universities that boasts world-class scholars in a wide array of fields,” said U of T President Meric Gertler. “Our strength across a variety of disciplines is among the reasons U of T is such an exciting place in which to learn, teach and work.”

Times Higher Education uses 13 criteria to compare universities and factors are weighted differently by subject. Overall, teaching, research and citations are the most important criteria, each representing about 30 per cent of a university’s score. The rest of a university’s rank is determined by metrics such as “international outlook” and industry income related to innovation.

U of T improved its rank in three subjects in the 2021 edition of Times Higher Education’s subject rankings: business and economics (to 24th from 27th), arts and humanities (to 15th from 18th), and psychology (to 21st from 22nd). The university held its position in another two subjects and declined in four.

Overall, U of T ranked in the top 20 in the world in four subjects and in the top 30 globally in all but one subject tracked by Times Higher Education.

The results come on the heels of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, which ranked U of T first in Canada and 18th globally. As well, the QS World University Rankings by Subject earlier this year ranked U of T in the top 50 globally for 43 subjects, a result unmatched by any other university.

U of T continues to be the highest-ranked Canadian university and ranked among the top 25 universities globally in the five most closely watched international rankings: Times Higher Education World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings, Shanghai Ranking Consultancy’s Academic Ranking of World Universities, U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities and National Taiwan University World University Ranking.

Original article published online in UofT News. Read here.

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