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Explore vs. Exploit: Option Exploration in People with Bipolar Disorder

on July 17, 2019   |    No Comments

Much of creative pursuit involves acts of exploration – for example, exploring new ideas, combinations of musical notes, or arrangements of color and texture on canvas. Past research has shown that people with bipolar disorder are more likely to have creative professions than those without bipolar disorder. The aim of … Read more

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Le prix Feuille d’or des IRSC

on July 3, 2019   |    1 Comment

Quel honneur pour Dre Erin Michalak, chercheuse d’élite et fondatrice de CREST.BD, de recevoir «Le prix Feuille d’or des Institutions de recherche en santé du Canada 2018 pour la transformation : engagement des patients» à Rideau Hall le 20 juin dernier de Son Excellence la très honorable Julie Payette. Le réseau … Read more

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VIDEO: CREST.BD’s Impact

on June 19, 2019   |    1 Comment

Recently, we shared the first of our Gold Leaf reflections videos with you, outlining how CREST.BD’s work aligns with the principles of Canada’s Strategy for Patient Oriented-Research (SPOR). Today’s video builds upon the first, with network members and partners Victoria Maxwell, Dr. Raymond Lam, and Ann Marie Mac Donald of Hope … Read more

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VIDEO: How we foster inclusiveness, support, respect, and co-building in our work

on June 19, 2019   |    No Comments

With the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Gold Leaf Prize presentation ceremony now here, we’re happy to share the first of two videos showcasing the reflections we submitted during the Gold Leaf nomination process. For both videos, we’ve asked CREST.BD network members and peer researchers to describe personal experiences, insights, and professional … Read more

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