Report to our community 2018-19

Bruyère Research Institute 

A message from our leadership

The Bruyère Research Institute is defined by its capacity to ask and find answers to difficult questions. What are we currently doing to support the health of Canadians? What can we be doing differently?

In pursuit of answers, our investigators have gained reputations as innovators and problem solvers. Every day they seek to understand and find solutions to health challenges facing people in our community, in our country and around the world.

The Bruyère Research Institute makes a positive change for people from all walks of life. Examples of this are plenty and include everything from remotely providing physiotherapy in Ottawa to helping volunteers deliver medications in the Global South.

This year, we witnessed the expansion of many different innovations including eConsult, a secure online platform to reduce specialist wait times for people across Canada. We launched the Centre for Individualized Health, which will use big data to improve how we deliver care. We have begun working with industry to develop innovations and technologies and bring them to market.

Next year, we will welcome our incoming board chair, Sally Douglas. Sally is a recognized leader in business strategy, communications, sales and business development, human resourcing, and both crisis and event management. She also has a nursing background. She has served on the Bruyère Research Institute Board for one year and we welcome her as our new board chair.

In this annual report, progress is what we celebrate. Next year, we continue to innovate.


 denys cabral
Dinis Cabral, Board Chair
Heidi Szeistrup
Heidi Sveistrup, CEO & Chief Scientific Officer of the Bruyère Research Institute and VP, Research and Academic Affairs