Your Guide to the Day of Excellence in Academics programming

May 4, 2023

Everything you need to know about this week’s Day of Excellence in Academics programming and events. We encourage everyone to attend and celebrate the incredible work of #TeamWCH!

1. Visit the WCH Day of Excellence in Academics poster gallery 

Starting on Monday, May 8 to Thursday, May 11, interprofessional posters will be on display throughout Women’s College Hospital (WCH). 

The poster gallery will be located in the WCH atrium, as well as in the Labyrinth and on the second floor (near the Pink Cube). Be sure to follow the directional signs and check out all the posters on display, representing the breadth of work underway at WCH. The posters have also been posted virtually here (you must be logged into WCH network to view).

2. Complete the Interprofessional Poster Scavenger Hunt 

Fill out the accompanying Interprofessional Poster Scavenger Hunt with clues from the posters for a chance to win great prizes! Submit your completed questionnaire with all correct answers by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, and you’ll be entered into a draw to win a gift card.

Find the link to the Scavenger Hunt here.

3. Vote for the People’s Choice Award poster 

Vote to submit your top pick for the People’s Choice Award poster. The winner will be announced during the Awards Ceremony on May 11. The link will also be available throughout the poster gallery via QR code. 

4. Celebrate your colleagues on the Day of Excellence in Academics on May 11

Jim Ruderman Lecture on Leadership & Innovation, 11:00 am-12:00 pm, WCH auditorium* or virtual,
* RSVP to if you’d like to attend in person 

Interprofessional Poster Presentations, 12:15 pm-1:15 pm, WCH auditorium or virtual, 

Awards Ceremony, 1:15 pm-2:00 pm, WCH auditorium or virtual, 

Jim Ruderman Lecture on Leadership & Innovation 

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 

The top five submissions (chosen by a WCH adjudication committee) 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 support your #TeamWCH colleagues! 

Visit the WCH auditorium to watch the poster presentations in-person
Register to watch the Poster Presentations & Awards Ceremony: 

Awards Ceremony 

The day concludes with an 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 1:15 pm, as well as virtually on Zoom, using the above registration link.