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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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Bridging the Digital Divide Among Youth in BC

on June 13, 2019   |    No Comments

In this week’s guest blog, we share news of the first project to be supported for funding through the BC SUPPORT Unit Patient Engagement Methods Cluster. Project co-lead Dr. Shelly Ben-David and team describe how their research will advance understanding of the gaps between online knowledge availability and access, or … Read more

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“All hands on deck”: Accommodating hand tremors in people with bipolar disorder

on June 6, 2019   |    1 Comment

We’re all hands on deck here at the CREST.BD offices in preparation for the CIHR Gold Leaf Prize awards ceremony in Ottawa on June 20th. Several of our team members will be in attendance at Rideau Hall for the celebration, including peer researcher Raymond Tremblay. We share the communication below … Read more

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Canada’s ‘SPOR’: embodiment on the ground at CREST.BD

on May 30, 2019   |    No Comments

During the nomination process for the 2018 CIHR Gold Leaf Prize for Transformation in Patient Engagement, we were asked to reflect on how our work in CREST.BD aligns with the guiding principles of Canada’s ‘Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research’ (SPOR) Patient Engagement Framework. Specifically, we were asked – how in our … Read more

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