News, research, and other announcements.

March 22, 2019

Transforming the Rowing Machine Experience through Design Thinking

Cameron Siou, graduate of the HLA's Innovation by Design course, went onto apply his newfound design thinking skills to a startup venture

February 25, 2019

Sitting is the new smoking: Using design thinking to tackle a public health challenge

Students from the HLA's Innovation by Design course share how they used design thinking to tackle sedentary behaviour.

February 14, 2019

New research looks at how to integrate peer support workers into clinical settings

New research by Gillian Mulvale and her colleague published in the Healthcare Management Forum Journal.

December 12, 2018

A Holiday Reunion: Emerging Health Leaders graduates break bread and swap leadership stories

Graduates of the Emerging Health Leaders program discuss the attributes of great leaders.

Former Innovation by Design students Tiffane Anandarajan, Theebha Prethipan, John Vu, Kohilan Selvakumaran, and Devin Glim.
November 19, 2018

Student Prototype Wows Global Autism Experts

"To be honest, this was my most impactful course throughout my undergraduate degree."

Healthcare professionals working around a table.
September 19, 2018

Canada’s Evolving Health Landscape Requires a New Kind of Leader

Meeting the needs of patients in a rapidly changing world will require future leaders in health to approach work differently.

Tevin, an EHL student
August 31, 2018

Three Pieces of Advice for Emerging Health Leaders

The path to being a leader is not linear, nor is it always obvious. Take Sid Stacey’s journey, for example...

Doctor in Surgery
July 31, 2018

Students Design Solution to Encourage Proper Use of Personal Protective Equipment

It was a great case for McMaster’s Innovation by Design course, which exposes students to design thinking.

Innovation by Design students
July 3, 2018

Students Collaborate with Hamilton Public Health to Design a More Active City

“I learned so much more than I could have from a textbook or just a lecture.”

Alumni from HLA Programs at 100in1 Day
June 18, 2018

Designing the Healthcare Experience of Hamiltonians

Alumni from the EHL and IBD programs used design thinking to engage Hamiltonians on their experiences with health or healthcare.

Jason W Fischer
October 16, 2017

The Health Industry Braces for a Revolution at Work

Like any field on the edge of disruption, healthcare is bracing itself for upheaval in the model of work.