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In October, Dr. Susan Law and Ilja Ormel joined host Pamela Wilson on The Caring Generation radio program, a weekly show dedicated to caregiving and ageing adults.

Our Canadian Health Experiences initiative is part of an international collaboration and scientific network involving research teams in 13 countries. We publish an annual newsletter together – to read the 2017 edition, click HERE


Health researchers from around the globe, including Canada, USA, UK, Australia, Japan, Israel, Germany, Norway, Brazil, and the Netherlands, gathered on October 2-3, 2017 at the McGill University Faculty Club to discuss insights and challenges related to critical qualitative health research.

The day was structured to promote discussion, debate and exchange around ideas presented by two guest speakers:


Dr. Susan Law and colleagues from our health experiences team were delighted to host the annual meeting of all DIPEx International collaborators (see: October 4-7, 2017 at Mont Gabriel ski resort. At these meetings we hold our board and annual general meetings, and share insights on all aspects of our work within and across participating countries.


On May 3rd, 2017, the Health Experiences research team with the support of St. Mary’s Research Centre hosted a St. Mary’s-McGill Café Scientifique as part of Canada’s Mental Health Week. The aim was to bring together innovative work from art and science to raise awareness of the issues faced by people living with mental illness in the community.  This meeting was held at the Maison de la Culture in heart of Montreal’s Côte-des-neiges community.


On October 19th, 2016, we held a public event to celebrate the formal launch of our Health Experience Canada web site in English and French. This was held at McGill Family Medicine and attended by a wonderful group of about 50 people including patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals, students, sponsors, community organizations, and other researchers. Dr. Howard Bergman provided a brief introduction to highlight the importance of finding ways through research and engagement with patients and community to better understand people’s experiences of illness.