November 6, 2015


Dr. Shannon Scott and her ECHO Research lab are competing in the CIHR IHDCYH Talks Video Competition to present evidence-based research to a lay audience to impact the health of children, youth, and families ( Their video submission is a whiteboard animation about childhood croup to help parents to make the decision of whether and when to go to the emergency department. The competition is open for video viewing and “likes” from now until November 30, 2015. Please click HERE and click the ‘thumbs up’ icon to vote for them.

Note: Sign-in (Gmail or YouTube) is required for public online voting.

Programs & Events

Learn About Knowledge Synthesis and its Application to Healthcare Practice

Registration Now Open!

Putting Evidence into Practice (PEP) Workshop

$300 + GST for 3-day workshop

Learn about knowledge synthesis and its application to healthcare practice!

This three-day workshop involves a combination of plenaries, small group sessions led by experts in their topic area, and a fun, interactive session reinforcing key concepts learned during the workshop. This year, participants will be able to choose one of four intensive streams: knowledge translation for researchers; basic systematic reviews; advanced systematic reviews; and rapid reviews.  For more information about the event, click HERE.

Dates: November 23-25, 2015
Location: Lister Centre

For more information and to register, click HERE or contact Janna Priest at

Important Announcements

“Academics: You are going to fail, so learn how to do it better”…

Failure is everywhere and nowhere for academics. Manuscripts and grant applications are written but rejected, career plans go awry, students struggle, interpersonal conflicts occur, job applications are unsuccessful. And yet our CVs, departments and conferences focus on success – making it appear constant and effortless for others.

While it may not seem so, to fail is to learn, which in turn can help you succeed. Have a look at this article by our very own Alex Clark (FoN Associate Dean, Research) and Bailey Sousa (Director, International Institute for Qualitative Methodology) to find out what you can do to embrace failure and learn from your mistakes.

In this issue of the GAP Newsletter:

Attention (Undergraduate) Students!

Undergraduate Research Initiative

Featured Research Opportunity

The Connecting Leadership Education and Research Program is seeking volunteers to help with survey data entry for surveys collected from emergency department nurses and emergency paramedics. They also welcome volunteers with an interest in data visualizations, website design, and scientific writing.

Write to Patrick McLane, Research Program Manager, at

Check out the Undergraduate Research Portal for more opportunities.

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