Announcing the WCH Day of Excellence in Academics

On May 11, 2023, Women’s College Hospital (WCH) will host a hybrid event for the Day of Excellence in Academics commemorating #TeamWCH’s achievements in research and innovation, quality improvement, practice, collaboration, teaching and mentorship. 


  1. Jim Ruderman Lecture on Leadership & Innovation, 11:00 am-12:00 pm, WCH auditorium* or virtual,
  2. Interprofessional Poster Presentations, 12:15 pm-1:15 pm, WCH auditorium or virtual,
  3. Awards Ceremony, 1:15 pm-2:00 pm, WCH auditorium or virtual,

* Seating is limited, RSVP to if you’d like to attend in person

As an organization focused on healthcare innovation and system solutions, WCH is implementing a learning health system. This approach requires integrating research, key learnings, feedback and quality improvement into everyday processes to provide high-quality patient care. Creativity and innovation are embedded into our culture at WCH, and we’re pleased to present a platform to showcase your work in supporting a thriving and collaborative learning health system. You are the future of healthcare, and we look forward to celebrating your achievements and those of your colleagues on the Day of Excellence in Academics! 

Jim Ruderman Lecture on Leadership & Innovation

The Jim Ruderman Lecture on Leadership and Innovation is held annually in honour of Dr. Ruderman (1950-2015), a much-loved and respected physician who served in leadership roles as Chief of Staff (2006-2013) and Family Physician in Chief (1992-2014) during his career at Women’s College Hospital. Additionally, Dr. Ruderman was a valued faculty member (1981-2015) with the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Ruderman is remembered for mentoring generations of physicians in their early careers and inspiring many to champion change across the health care system.

This year’s lecture will be delivered by Dr. Antoine Boivin and Vincent Dumez, co-leads of the Centre of Excellence on Partnership with Patients and the Public (CEPPP), Université de Montréal, on “Caring and Transforming Health Together: Mobilizing Everyone’s Knowledge Across Trajectories of Lives.”

Caring relationships are rooted in the recognition that patients, health professionals and community members are partners in care and health transformation. This talk focuses on two core questions to advance health partnerships further: 1) Beyond “lived experience”, what specific knowledge and expertise do patients bring as care and health transformation partners?; 2) How to expand health partnerships outside the clinical walls and across different trajectories of lives, in alliance with marginalized community members who are often excluded from engagement initiatives? 

RSVP to if you’d like to attend in person
Or register for the virtual lecture:

Interprofessional Poster Presentations

As part of this year’s programming, we’re inviting physicians, nurses, health disciplines, staff, scientists and learners to showcase their work in the form of a poster or infographic. All accepted submissions will be available for in-person and virtual viewing leading up to the Day of Excellence on May 11. The posters will be on display in the WCH Labyrinth all day on May 8, 9, 10 with presenters available during the lunch hour to speak with attendees and answer any questions.

The top five submissions will deliver an oral presentation in the WCH auditorium on May 11 at 12:15 pm. We encourage you to check out the poster presentations in person or virtually and cheer on your #TeamWCH colleagues!

Register for the Poster Presentations & Awards Ceremony:

Awards Ceremony

The day concludes with a hybrid awards ceremony during which education, professional practice, quality improvement and research awards will be bestowed.

The awards ceremony will take place in the WCH auditorium at 1:00 pm, as well as virtually on Zoom, using the above registration link.

We encourage everyone to attend and celebrate the incredible work of #TeamWCH!