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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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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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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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