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Dr. Ryan Brydges appointed new professorship and Sim Centre director

Toronto, March 24, 2017

Dr. Ryan Brydges
Dr. Ryan Brydges

Dr. Ryan Brydges has been appointed to the Professorship in Technology-Enabled Education, effective April 3. The professorship is jointly held between St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto and is for a five-year term. Dr. Brydges will also take on the role of research director at the Allan Waters Family Simulation Centre at St. Michael’s.

Dr. Brydges’ vision for the Professorship in Technology-Enabled Education will be realized through collaborative research, thoughtful innovation, and commitment to quality improvement. He believes now is the time for aligning the education and patient safety missions in our health care institutions.

“We are incredibly excited that Ryan will be joining us and lending his knowledge and expertise. As an education scientist, Ryan has been researching health professions education, with a focus in health-care simulation. He is a leading scientist and educator who can bring together our local experts and lead our technology-based programs with exemplary scholarship and best practices,” said Bev Bulmer, vice-president of Education, St. Michael’s Hospital.

The Professorship in Technology-Enabled Education is made possible by long-time friends of St. Michael’s, David and Anne Patterson, who have supported several hospital priorities.

Dr. Brydges will continue with his appointments as an assistant professor and education scientist in the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, and the Wilson Centre, University Health Network.

About St. Michael's Hospital

St. Michael’s Hospital provides compassionate care to all who enter its doors. The hospital also provides outstanding medical education to future health care professionals in 27 academic disciplines. Critical care and trauma, heart disease, neurosurgery, diabetes, cancer care, care of the homeless and global health are among the hospital’s recognized areas of expertise. Through the Keenan Research Centre and the Li Ka Shing International Healthcare Education Centre, which make up the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, research and education at St. Michael's Hospital are recognized and make an impact around the world. Founded in 1892, the hospital is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto.