York University/Southlake Research Collaboration
York University/Southlake Research Scientist Program
The program brings researchers from York University to Southlake Regional Health Centre.
The scientists, as well as their colleagues, both faculty and students, provide expertise and time to research projects of interest to Southlake physicians and clinicians.
Their role can include developing and defining project parameters, writing and submitting funding proposals, conducting research, and sharing findings.
The projects can focus on:
- biomedical research;
- patient-oriented research;
- health policies and systems; and/or
- population and community health.
This research partnership benefits Southlake, York University and the public.
Evidence shows such collaborations promote best practices in healthcare and improve both health education and healthcare delivery.
York University undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty are collaborating with Southlake clinicians on a number of research projects, ranging from program evaluation to fundamental science to clinical assessment tool development.
After meeting with members of the Southlake community to discuss their research ideas and develop those ideas into projects, the research scientists recruit students and faculty for participation in the project.
Some of the undergraduates partake in the smaller scale experiments as part of their coursework, while others are participating through paid York University research or work/study programs. Faculty and graduate students are forming longer partnerships involving continuing lines of research.
Research Volunteer Program
In conjunction with the Research Scientists, the Research Office, and Community Resources, 2nd — 4th year university students, graduates and non-students can volunteer to work on various research projects conducted by clinicians throughout the Hospital.