Providing a platform for action.

Health Innovation Initiative would like to begin by acknowledging that the land on which we gather is the traditional and unceded territory of the Kanien’keha:ka (Mohawk), a place which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst nations.

With this, we respect the longstanding relationships that Indigenous Nations have to this land, as they are the original caretakers. We acknowledge historical and ongoing injustices that Indigenous Peoples (e.g. First Nations, Métis and Inuit) endure in Canada, and we accept responsibility as an organisation to contribute toward revealing and correcting miseducation as well as renewing respectful relationships with Indigenous communities through our teaching, research and community service.

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WHO WE ARE

The Health Innovation Initiative (HI2) is a non-profit organisation founded in Montréal in 2017. Our mission is to strengthen health innovation in Canada. We do this by bridging gaps between academia, industry, clinical practice, government, and community. We create training, networking, and collaboration opportunities for post-secondary students and early career professionals in any field related to health innovation.

 

Through our experimental process, we host events that emphasize the value of collaboration across traditional boundaries while providing the platform to do so. Interdisciplinary problem solving and effective knowledge translation methods are core elements of these experiments.

 

CORE TEAM

 

RICARDA HAEGER

President

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Doctoral Candidate,

Muscle Biophysics (McGill).

Event and project management at McGill. Researching dynamics of single muscle cells. 

NIOUSHAH NOUSHI

Vice-president, Partnerships (Ontario/Québec)

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Doctoral Candidate,

Dentistry and Education (McGill). 

Research interests include social responsibility in dental education, access to care, and person-centred care.

TERESA JOSEPH

Vice-president, Finance

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PhD, Neuroscience (McGill). Currently working as a data coordinator and research consultant. Interested in digital health, neuropsychiatry and science policy.

HANNAH WALDMAN

Undergraduate Partnership Coordinator

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BSc Candidate, Biology (McGill). Research interests include epigenetics, its role in disease treatment, and bioethics.

SAIMA AHMED

Co-founder

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Doctoral Candidate,

Experimental Medicine (McGill).

Editor-in-Chief 

of GradLife McGill.

Research interests include digital health, cancer care, and person-centered care.

AAYUSHI JOSHI

Vice-president, Partnerships (Ontario/Québec)

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MSc Candidate, Experimental Medicine (McGill). CIHR-CGSM Recipient 2019-2020. Interested in frailty and sarcopenia research in older adults with cardiovascular diseases.

IVY WANG

Vice-president, Communications

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MSc Candidate, Anatomy and Cell Biology (McGill). Research interests include using structural biology to understand mechanisms of picornavirus assembly and infection.

CAITLIN MACEACHEN

Co-founder

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MSc, Kinesiology (McGill).

Recent graduate with research interests in biophysics, biomechanics of movement and the role of physical activity in health. 

GLORIANA GUIPI BOPALA

Vice-president, Logistics

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MEng Candidate, Health Technologies (ETS). BSc in Anatomy and Cell Biology (McGill). Interested in health innovation and how they can improve our health systems.

NEVICIA CASE

Co-founder, Advisor

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Doctoral Candidate,

Psychiatry (McGill).

Interested in neuropsychology and improving access to mental health care.

 

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EVENTS

  • Health Startup Day 2021
    Wed., Mar. 24
    Zoom
    Join our diverse invited speakers as they discuss the transition from academia to their current professions with an emphasis on digital health.
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  • Catalysing Collaborations | Catalyser les collaborations
    Thu., Jul. 16
    Zoom
    2020 is pushing boundaries and challenging norms. Let's collaborate and understand each other better. 2020 repousse les limites et défie les normes. Collaborons afin de mieux nous comprendre.
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