Research and Impact Day 2023: Event Recap

May 19, 2023

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Thank you to all who attended, planned, sponsored, and participated in Research and Impact Day 2023. The sold-out event allowed us to showcase the research of our students, connect with our active community members, and hear from some of the experts in the field.

Our theme this year was “Towards Equitable and Effective Healthcare Systems: Bridging the Gap between Clinical and Social Sectors.”

Many thanks to the following groups and individuals, without whom, Research and Impact Day 2023 would not have been possible…

Research and Impact Day 2023 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor: Centre for Sexual and Gender Minority Health Research

Gold Sponsors: Health System Performance Network (HSPN), Canadian Centre for Health Economics (CCHE/CCES), IHPME GSU, Closing the Gap Healthcare, and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH)

Silver Sponsors: North American Observatory on Health System and Policies (NAO), The Wilson Centre, and the Centre for Sustainable Health Systems

Bronze Sponsor: Centre for Global Health



Topic: “The Mirage of Universality: Building a More Equitable and Effective Health System”

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Andrew Boozary 


Moderator: Dr. Kate Mulligan

Panellists: Dr. Dominik Nowak, Paul Taylor, Tameika Shaw, and Althea Martin Risden


Research and Impact Day Co-Chairs and Graduate Coordinators

  • Ciara Kilbride Amaral – Communications Lead
  • Amitoj Khurana – Administrative Support
  • Christian Carlos – Administrative Support
  • Ken Oñate – IHPME Manager
  • Zoe Downie-Ross – Graduate Administrator
  • Devrim Sen – SLI Program Assistant
  • Precious Canlas
IHPME Planning and Volunteer Committees
  • Emily Cordeaux – Volunteer Chair
  • Yasmin Sheikhan – Content Chair
  • Armaan Malhotra – Student Showcase Chair
  • Emily Hamovitch – Evaluation Chair
  • Lavania Jeganathan – Content Coordinator
  • Aunima Bhuiya – Student Showcase Coordinator
  • Ting Xiong – Student Showcase Coordinator
  • Sean Ong – Student Showcase Coordinator
  • Husain Shakil – Student Showcase Coordinator
  • Melanie Seabrook – Evaluation Coordinator
  • Paula Voorheis – Logistics Coordinator
  • Hina Jawed – Communications Coordinator
  • Sarah Rae – Communications Coordinator
Conference Day Volunteers & Special Acknowledgements
  • Audrey Laporte
  • Mimi Lowi-Young
  • Chris Smith
  • Madison MacKinnon
  • Breanna Wodnik
  • Luma Samawi
  • Sophia Rose
  • Erica Wennberg
  • Amrita Rampersaud
  • Christina Lopez
  • Jessica Morgan
  • Kelly Wu
  • Rafael Miranda
  • Kadriye Candas
  • Melinda Hamill
  • Ashley Girgis
  • Rhonda Boateng
  • Dara Gordon
  • Imaan Umar
  • Aileen O’Dowd
  • Laleh Rashidian
  • Susan Palijan
  • Alyssa Kelly
  • Wang (Brandy) Guan
Student Awards

Congratulations to all who participated in the various student presentations. Several awards were handed out during the awards ceremony at the end of the evening. Please help us congratulate the following award recipients:

Oral Presentations AM

Oral Presentations PM

Maureen Dixon Award: Anam Shahil-Feroz

MHSc/MHI Rosenfeld: Jasmine Candeliere

MSc – HSR, QIPS, and SLI: Michael Mikael

PhD – HSR: Krystle Amog

PhD – HSR: Jane Zhao

MSc Clin Epi – GSU Poster Award: Marie Yan

PhD Clin Epi (Gillian Hawker): Katherine Sawicka

The conference was a success and we look forward to seeing you all again at next year’s Research and Impact Day!

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