News, research, and other announcements.

Students and guests at the wrap session for IBD fall 2020
December 16, 2020

What does it mean to be a design thinker?

Innovation by Design (IBD) gives students from all disciplines the opportunity to solve broad challenges through a human-centred lens.

July 13, 2020

Strategic foresight as a critical health leadership capability: Reflections on imagining and designing for alternative futures

Professor Sean Park reflects on strategic foresight as a critical health leadership capability in his Innovation By Design course.

June 10, 2020

Finding Opportunity in Crisis: designing a new world

Design thinking changes the way you think and the way you work, said Karel Vredenburg, of IBM.

May 13, 2020

“Leadership is often crisis mode” HLA’s McQueen and fellow panelist reflect on the role of coaching for leadership in complex times

Challenging times highlight the complexity of leadership and the continued importance of coaching, says Greg McQueen of HLA.

September 13, 2019

Cross-Campus Collaborators Assess How to Tackle Abusive Behaviours in the Clinical Workplace

HLA grant researchers explore the critical issue of mistreatment of students in a clinical setting

August 12, 2019

Dancifying Life: A New Approach to Parkinson’s Rehabilitation

Director of McMaster's Digital Music Lab Matthew Woolhouse on why music and dance is beneficial for people with Parkinson's Disease (PD).

May 11, 2019

Embrace the journey: Emerging Health Leaders alumni share their experiences with incoming cohort

Emerging Health Leaders alumni share their insights with the incoming spring 2019 cohort

May 7, 2019

Canadian healthcare needs agile leaders and bold visions for the future

Healthcare leaders need to be of high integrity and have a systems-wide, "big picture" mindset, writes Hackett.

April 30, 2019

How to Navigate a Complex Future: Health System Experts Weigh in on Health Leadership Academy Research Findings

Highlights from a panel discussion launching the HLA's new white paper on the alternative futures of health.

April 29, 2019

New Health Leadership Academy white paper explores how to prepare emerging health leaders for the future

The Michael G. DeGroote Health Leadership Academy (HLA) presents a new white paper: Preparing for the Alternative Futures of Health

April 12, 2019

Design thinking students showcase the future needs of health in an interactive exhibit

Learn more about future needs in four key areas of health: palliative care, autism care, education, and active transportation.

March 28, 2019

The Health Leadership Academy Welcomes Greg McQueen as Acting Co-Director

McQueen has provided senior leadership at several medical schools and health science centres across North America.