Education and events
From teaching hands-on skills to nurturing future leaders, CHI can help you get ahead and influence lasting change. We strive to enrich a culture of patient engagement by providing people with the tools they need to meaningfully participate in health research.
Provincial Health Leadership Program
For over 10 years, the Provincial Health Leadership Program (formerly the Academic Health Sciences Leadership program) has empowered early and mid-career professionals in the Health Sciences faculties, Government of Manitoba, and health-care system with opportunities to prepare for leadership roles.
Participants can design a capstone project relevant to their chosen area of leadership or influence; learn and engage with senior leaders in Manitoba; develop an understanding of the health-care system and academic environment; and hone their critical, creative and lateral thinking skills.
This online program runs from September 2022 - January 2023 on Wednesday evenings and is open to all Manitoba residents.
The deadline to apply has been extended to June 30, 2022.
Crucial Conversations helps you master the skills you need to step up to high-stakes issues while remaining candid and respectful. Through this course, you will acquire the necessary skills to establish better relationships, gather divergent perspectives, and achieve better results—all strengths of a great leader.
LEADS in a Caring Environment
The LEADS in a Caring Environment framework is a foundational element for health leadership development in Canada and is being used to define the standards of effective health systems leadership in many jurisdictions. This framework has been endorsed by the Canadian College of Health Leaders and the Canadian Health Leadership Network, which is made up of more than 39 national and provincial health organizations, including the Canadian Medical Association.
Physician Leadership Institute (PLI)
CHI has partnered with the Canadian Medical Association to deliver the PLI leadership program. This accredited program prepares Canadian physicians to be effective leaders and managers at any career stage. For more information, click here.
Bioinformatics-Biostatistics Journal Club and Research Seminar
Bioinformatics-Biostatistics Journal Club and Research Seminar Series aims to stimulate discussion of computational and statistical method developments and applications for complex health data in translational and personalized medicine.
CHI Grand Rounds
Through September to June, CHI hosts large-scale seminars and forums featuring local and international guest speakers around some of Manitoba's most pressing healthcare topics. Past CHI Grand Rounds include the announcement of MindSet (Manitoba's Integrated Health Data Platform) and Dismantling Institutional Racism to Achieve Health Equity with Dr. Ronald Wyatt from the Cook County Health System.
Society for Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) Winnipeg Chapter
SOCRA is a non-profit, charitable, and educational membership organization committed to providing education, certification, and networking opportunities to all persons involved in clinical research activities. CHI hosts the Winnipeg Chapter and provides opportunities for local SOCRA members to network, learn, and earn continuing education credits for SOCRA CCRP recertification.
Public and Patient Engagement Lunchtime Learning Series
The Public and Patient Engagement Lunchtime Learning Series introduces participants to the principles of public and patient engagement in health research. Participants will learn how to build meaningful partnerships between researchers and people with lived experience to inform decision-making and improve clinical and practice outcomes.
Equitable AI for Public Health (AI4PH): A Focus on Equity and Prevention
The AI4PH Summer Institute is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and developed by a pan-Canadian team of investigators and partners. The Summer Institute trains graduate students and early career investigators in statistical and machine-learning methods to address public health challenges and explore ethical and equity topics of relevance to the application of statistical methods.
Manitoba Statistical and Health Sciences (MB-SAHS) Collaborating Centre
The MB-SAHS Collaborating Centre, funded by the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute, is comprised of investigators and trainees committed to collaborative research in Manitoba that bridges the statistical and health sciences disciplines. The overall aim is to facilitate high-quality collaborative research that engages statistical and health scientists and statistical science trainees.
Visual and Automated Disease Analytics (VADA) Program
VADA is a joint initiative between the University of Manitoba and University of Victoria, and is funded by NSERC. This program trains the next generation of health informatics and computational science graduate students to translate complex health data into insights to improve health and support health systems. Trainees will gain cutting-edge data visualization and analytic skills within a cooperative and experiential learning environment.