While there are many centres of excellence and pockets of strength in health research and training at Concordia, many of us have been imagining how we might bring these together in ways that could create synergies and enhance our profile in this area.
Consultations around the Double our Research strategic direction indicated one such way is to consider building transdisciplinary institutes that can help catalyze novel, convergent approaches to research and training, and foster new ways of organizing knowledge and engaging with society.
On May 5, Concordia researchers are invited to attend an interactive meeting to imagine possible ways in which we can work together to shape and build a health network at Concordia.
It will be an opportunity to explore how existing research areas and strengths might be bridged or expanded in order to connect with possible new nodes and clusters within an institute setting. This is part of advancing the university’s Strategic Directions Game Plan.
The session is designed with the dual aims of getting to know each other better and eliciting input on what a health institute could be. It will include small-group discussions of interdisciplinary questions and foci, such as the following:
- How do mental health and physical health relate to each other?
- How can technology improve well-being and health (and health services)?
- How are the arts presently being used in settings such as hospitals, CLSCs, clinics, laboratories and medical research, and how can they effectively be used in health education?
- Can we offer our students a truly transdisciplinary educational experience within the health area?
- Do you see an opportunity for cross-Faculty projects at Concordia? What would you need to support such collaborations?
Light refreshments will be served.
When: Friday, May 5 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Room E 104, Grey Nuns Building (1190 Guy Street), Sir George Williams Campus
Please RSVP before April 24 by sending an email to VP.Research.Graduate.Studies@concordia.ca.