Designing for cognitive well-being

By Monica Fleck Imagine you’re a third-year college student in an interior design program and you’ve just completed six weeks...

Leveraging technology to improve outbreak notifications

By Emily Dawson Historically, when an outbreak was declared at Providence Healthcare’s long-term care home, staff...

New life-saving technique first in Western Canada

By Carrie Stefanson Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) is the first hospital in Western Canada to use a new device to help save the lives of...

Designing for cognitive well-being in long-term care

By Monica Fleck Imagine you’re a third-year college student in an interior design program and you’ve just completed six weeks of observing how long-term care...

A new model for primary care

As Interim Radiologist-in-Chief for the Joint Department of Medical Imaging (JDMI), Dr. Heidi Schmidt is accustomed to the informal consultations that take place daily...

Managing diabetes while in hospital

By Dr. Janine Malcom and Dr. Ilana Halperin Hyperglycemia is common in hospitalized people, even among those without a previous history of diabetes, and...

Ontario’s health care system under increased strain

Many parts of Ontario's health care system are under increased strain, according to Measuring Up 2018, Health Quality Ontario's 12th yearly report on the performance...

Four-legged infection fighter hits the road to detect C. difficile

Vancouver Coastal Health’s four-legged infection fighter is taking a road-trip to showcase his C. difficile detection abilities. Angus, a three-year-old English springer spaniel, and...

First-ever Canadian Charter of Rights for People with Dementia

Charter written by and for people living with dementia On September 5th, the Alzheimer Society of Canada launched the first-ever Canadian Charter of Rights for...

Simulated car crash steers students away from the trauma of impaired driving

By Vanessa Gomez As the fallout of a simulated car crash unfolded before them under rainy skies, Grade 9 students at J.H. Picard School got...

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