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COVID-19 has exposed weaknesses in global health, and the deployment of COVID-19 vaccines has brought the importance of global cooperation to the forefront of the pandemic.
Jillian Clare Kohler

Insights

Anti-Mask Protests and Racism: What Is the Link?

Umair Majid, Judy Truong, Aghna Wasim and Matthew Truong

In Canada, anti-mask sentiments have accompanied racism and discrimination. In this essay, we discuss the link between the two, and offer a critique on how institutions and experts have failed to truly engage this segment of the population.

Off the Cuff

Unvaccinated people are 'variant factories,' infectious diseases expert says

Where do coronavirus variants come from?

Where is the Delta variant most prevalent in Canada?

Delta variant is forcing U.S. officials to rethink COVID-19 measures, even for the vaccinated

‘This is a very, very personal topic’: Doctors combating vaccine hesitancy express frustration in caring for unvaccinated COVID patients

WHO warns that coronavirus variants are spreading faster than vaccines can stop them

COVID-19 cases are down, but variants are still a concern. Is it time to drop the mask? André Picard

Delta variant on track to be dominant COVID-19 strain in Europe by August: WHO

Moderna, Pfizer Vaccines Can Train T Cells To Target Covid-19 Variants

What Parents With Unvaccinated Kids Need to Know About the Delta Variant This Summer

Universities have a once-in-a-century chance to reset. What should they look like post-COVID? Vivek Goel

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Longwoods Breakfast Series

The Longwoods Breakfast Series is a year of healthcare learning briefings. Each season we provide monthly educational sessions that provide invited leaders in healthcare the opportunity to share new ideas, policies and/or best practices with colleagues 

Speakers coming in the 2021/2022 season include:

  • Kwame McKenzie, CEO, The Wellesley Institute
  • Geoff Marth, Chairman and CEO, Medtronic and Neil Fraser, President, Medtronic Canada
  • Vivek Goel, Chair, Expert Advisory Group on the Pan-Canadian Health Data Strategy

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Rick Glazier

Missed an event?

Watch Rick Glazier at Longwoods Breakfast Series, October 21, 2020: The Lessons of COVID-19 for Canadian Learning Health Systems.

Rick Glazier, Scientific Director of the Institute of Health Services and Policy Research at the Canadian Institute of Health Research updates us on strategic directions for CIHR-IHSPR and how they are being amplified and modified by the pandemic.
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Nursing Leadership

Nursing Leadership Vol. 34, No. 2, 2021

Supporting the Mental Health of Nurses through Digital Tools
Gillian Strudwick, Allison Crawford, Chantalle Clarkin, Iman Kassam and Sanjeev Sockalingam

The digital tools and virtual programs available to support nurses' mental health are outlined. The authors recognize that there is no single solution to address the mental health challenges faced by Canadian nurses during these difficult times.

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  • David Mosher to Board Chair, Ontario Caregiver Organization, Toronto, ON
  • Greta Cummings to Interim Dean, College of Health Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
  • Wendy Katherine to Executive Advisor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
  • Ronan Segrave steps down as Chief Operating Officer of Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg, MB
  • Shawn Young to interim Chief Operating Officer of Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg, MB
  • Nameer Al-Durrah to Director Business Development, Seamless MD, Toronto, ON
  • Steve White to Director Decision Support – Regional, Home and Community Care Support Erie St. Clair, Chatham, ON
  • Aasif Khakoo to Executive Director, City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team, Kawartha Lakes, ON
  • François Drolet to Executive Director, Access, Policy and Government Relations, Roche Diagnostics, Montreal, QC
  • Jeff Kerk to Director Diagnostic Imaging, Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga, ON
  • Briana Yee-Providence to Co-Chair, Physician, Chatham-Kent Ontario Health Team, Chatham, ON
  • Heather Brooks to Co-Chair,Administrative, Chatham-Kent Ontario Health Team, Chatham, ON
  • Sheila Satchell to Co-Chair, Patient and Family Advisor, Chatham-Kent Ontario Health Team, Chatham, ON
  • Brock Moore-Bunney to Board Chair, Dryden Regional Health Centre, Dryden, ON
  • Gregory Taylor to Chief Medial Officer, Switch Health, Ottawa, ON
  • Chris Harris to Chief Executive Officer, Grand Bend Community Health Centre, Grand Bend, ON
  • Bill Clark to Board Chair, Edmonton North Primary Care Network, Edmonton, AB
  • Lisa Droppo to AVP Program Design, CBI Health, Toronto, ON
  • Liliana Canadic to Provincial Chief Nursing Officer, Government of Saskatchewan, Regina, SK
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