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Centres of Collaboration

Centre for Interprofessional Education (CIPE)

Established in 2009, the Centre for Interprofessional Education (CIPE) is a strategic partnership between the University of Toronto and the Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network with the University Health Network as lead hospital. The Centre provides interprofessional education (IPE) opportunities to pre-entry to practice students and practice-based health professionals at our affiliated hospitals and community clinical placements and aims to lead the advancement of IPE through education, practice and research initiatives.

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Wilson Centre

The Wilson Centre is a collaborative partnership between the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, and the University Hospital Network (UHN) that is dedicated to the advancement of healthcare education and practice through research. It fosters the discovery and application of new knowledge, promotes synergies between diverse theoretical perspectives, and serves as a leader in education and research.

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Centre for Faculty Development (CFD)

First established in 2002, the Centre for Faculty Development (CFD) is a pioneering collaboration between St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine. CFD provides support and promotion of excellence in teaching, research, education and scholarship, and serves as an international leader in the development of health-related professional development programs.

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Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB)

The Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB) is a partnership between the University of Toronto and 16 affiliated hospital and community healthcare organizations. The JCB studies important ethical, health-related topics through research and clinical activities. It counts more than 180 multidisciplinary professionals, working both nationally and internationally to enhance health care standards.

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Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

The Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (C-QuIPS) is a joint partnership between the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine and three of its major teaching hospitals, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, the Hospital for Sick Children (‘SickKids’), and the Women’s College Hospital. The University constituted C-QuIPS as an Extra- Departmental Unit (a so-called ‘EDU’), defined as a flexible, multidisciplinary entity organized around emerging areas of research and teaching that span traditional disciplines.

The Centre provides leadership in patient safety education complemented by research programs and collaborative networks within the Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN) and the broader healthcare system. The centrepiece of the Centre's educational activity has been the development of a very successful organizational development programs in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety that gives practicing clinicians the skills to develop and implement initiatives in their own settings. The Centre has also provided support for TAHSN hospitals interested in developing new improvement initiatives or evaluating existing ones.

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