Over the next six years, U of T-affiliated researchers will receive about $23 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to develop mentoring and training initiatives. The $88-million CIHR Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research, announced in June, will fund 51 projects across Canada on subjects ranging from genomics to health policy. Professors Patricia McKeever of nursing and Peter Coyte of health policy, management and evaluation received $1.7 million for their Health Care, Technology and Place program, which will provide intensive graduate-level training. The program will develop research tools to evaluate new health-care networks that have shifted from hospitals to the home or the Internet.
A U of T lab is working with actors, writers and directors on how they could harness AI and other emerging technologies to generate new ideas and – just maybe – reinvent theatre