Advancing Science

2021 Seed Grant Projects2020 Seed Grant Projects2019 Seed Grant Projects

2021 Seed Grant Recipients: Knowledge Dissemination and Implementation with Patient Partnership Using an Equity, Diversity and Social Justice Lens

Principal Applicant

Project Title

Nicole George

PhD Student, McGill University

Community partnerships for chronic pain management: An equity, diversity and social justice lens
Ghazal Fazli

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Unity Health Toronto

Diabetes Action Canada

“Nothing about us, without us”: The need for trauma-informed intersectional analysis of diabetes risk during COVID-19 through patient and public engagement

An Honourable Mention

An honourable mention also goes to Noor-Ul-Huda Shah, PhD candidate at the University of Toronto, for a highly ranked application. Due to limited funds, we could only support two projects and used a computer to randomly select two winners.

Noor-Ul-Huda Shah

PhD student, University of Toronto

Increasing the Participation of Racialized Individuals in Canada’s Health Care Research

2020 Seed Grant Recipients: Advancing the Science of Guideline Development with Patient Partnership

Principal Applicant

Project Title

Jillian macklin

MD-PhD Student, University of Toronto

Exploring multiple perspectives on how patients can and should be involved in the development of guidelines for patient engagement in artificial intelligence (AI) health research
Watch Jillian speak about patient engagement in artificial intelligence health research.


Post-Doctoral Fellow, McGill University

Incorporation of recommendations for gender-diverse people in clinical practice guidelines: A review of traditionally sex-binary guidelines and recommendations
Watch Richard speak about engaging diverse patient and public partner in guideline developments.

An Honorable Mention

Carole Lunny

Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia

We would like to make an honorable mention for Dr. Carole Lunny who tied with Ms. Macklin and Dr. Henry. Dr. Lunny’s project on Evaluating Methods Used by Guideline Developers, which was well received by all the reviewers. Due to limited funds, we could only support two projects and used a computer to randomly select two award winners to break the tie.

2019 Seed Grant Recipients: Advancing the Science of Patient Engagement in Research

Principal Applicant

Project Title


PhD Student, University of Alberta

Engaging Métis citizens in Manitoba in the development of child health resources
Watch Lisa speak about inclusive engagement practices with individuals who are traditionally less heard in research.


MD-PhD Student, McGill University

Exploring predictors of women’s overall satisfaction with their HIV care
Watch Lashanda speak about a novel approach to triangulating patient experiential expertise with research findings.


Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Manitoba

Engaging patient and public partners in a scoping review on the practice and science of James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnerships
Watch Alex speak about patient engagement in the design and conduct of a scoping review.


Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Calgary

Co-creating in-hospital physical activity programming to enhance health for children during treatment for cancer
Watch Amanda speak about patient engagement in pediatric oncology service delivery.