McGill Cares was launched by the Dementia Education Program during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, on May 13, 2020, while many of us were isolating at home. Claire Webster, Founder of the Program, had the idea to record short interviews with different experts on topics of interest to care partners of people living with neurocognitive disorders to help educate and support them during this difficult time. 

Classified as: Dementia Education, McGill Cares, hs-communications, ss-communications
Published on: 1 Nov 2023

What is the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning (SCSIL)?

We are an interprofessional centre of excellence that uses the latest medical simulation technology to enhance the skills of health care professionals. Fully integrated into McGill's medical and health sciences programs, we provide the next generation of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists and more with hands-on training in difficult and potentially dangerous procedures without risk to patients.

Classified as: Simulation, SCSIL, Steinberg, SILC, WRAH, health profession, Community Outreach, Interprofessional, Student, learner, hs-communications
Published on: 1 Aug 2023

This visionary support will enable the new Office of Ed-TECH to expand opportunities for online learning in dementia education and other community-based and professional training initiatives

A generous commitment of $1.5 million from the Amelia and Lino Saputo Foundation will support innovative teaching at the new Office of Ed-TECH (Education Technology and E-Learning Collaboration for Health) at the McGill Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) under the umbrella of the Amelia Saputo Community Outreach for Dementia Care.

Classified as: Saputo, dementia, hs-communications, ed-tech, Carver, webster, Dementia Education Program, Alzheimer's disease
Published on: 2 Jun 2022


MONTREAL January 31, 2022 – A new initiative by McGill University’s Dementia Education Program is among the 15 projects that will receive funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada to raise awareness of dementia and promote dementia-inclusive communities, announced the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos today.

Classified as: hs-communications, dementia, Tamara Carver, David Eidelman, Caregivers
Published on: 31 Jan 2022

Montreal, October 20, 2021 - A person who receives a life-changing diagnosis of dementia has many questions. What changes can I expect to my daily routine? How long can I remain independent? How will this affect my relationship with my loved ones?

Classified as: dementia, caregiver, Care Partner, Alzheimer, Claire Webster, Serge Gauthier, Jose Morais, Grace Dart Foundation, hs-communications, Medical Simulation Centre
Published on: 20 Oct 2021

Dear colleagues,

In keeping with McGill University’s directives to cancel all in-person events, please note that the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning will be closed until June 5, 2020 inclusively and that all workshops and activities scheduled up to that date will be cancelled.

It is crucial that we respect the government’s ban on in-person gatherings and continue to take key hygiene precautions. These measures are the only ways we can “flatten the curve” — and the sooner we do that, the sooner we can get back together.

Classified as: Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning, covid-19
Published on: 24 Mar 2020

Dear colleagues,

As you know, McGill University is committed to helping contain the propagation of COVID-19 and fully supports the Quebec government’s decision to close all schools and universities for the two-week period ending March 29. We all must do our part to “flatten the curve” so that health services are not overwhelmed by the resulting patient load. 

Published on: 17 Mar 2020

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Gerald Fried as Associate Dean, Education Technology and Innovation, and Director of the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning (SCSIL), both positions within the Faculty of Medicine, effective January 1, 2020.


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Published on: 13 Nov 2019

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Farhan Bhanji, MD, M.Sc. (Ed), FRCPC to the position of Director of Education for the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning (SCSIL), Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. 

Classified as: Farhan Bhanji, Director of Education, Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning
Published on: 19 Jul 2018

Fourth-year surgical residents from the McGill University Ophthalmology Program were at the Steinberg Centre for Simulation & Interactive Learning to take part in the advanced wet lab workshop this week.

Working with high-tech equipment including Leica microscopes and the WHITESTAR Signature® System, learners were able to perform different types of eye surgery and procedures. With a one-to-one teacher-to-student ratio, these workshops offer a valuable opportunity to get hands-on practice in a safe environment.

Published on: 19 Jan 2018

The increased demand for services to provide sedation for children undergoing complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures led to the creation of an interprofessional sedation course by Dr. Teresa Valois, anesthesiologist at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, and her team.

Classified as: Simulation, airways, pediatric sedation, Interprofessional, Dr. Valois
Published on: 19 Jan 2018

Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) conduct operational, peacekeeping or humanitarian missions. A key-support element, CAF medical personnel must be ready to triage and manage mass casualty incidents, working together to save lives.

Published on: 22 Sep 2017

Dr. Kevin Lachapelle has been appointed Interim Director of the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, effective July 1, 2017.  He succeeds Dr. Rajesh Aggarwal, whose leadership was instrumental in propelling the Centre to new heights over the past three years, during which time he led the strategic rebranding and expansion of the Centre thanks to a generous gift from The Blema and Arnold Steinberg Family Foundation.  

Published on: 13 Jul 2017

“In the future, I want to become a nurse. I feel that going to this camp will help me develop my understanding of the field and prepare me for the future,” explains Kathleen Fab­ella, a student at École secondaire La Voie.  Kathleen is one of 44 high school students who participated in the 2017 edition of the Explore! Careers in Health camp held on June 26-28 at McGill University.

Published on: 11 Jul 2017

World-renowned expert Dr. Tim Draycott inspires maternity teams with PROMPT training methods

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada provides support for a distinguished educator to visit a Royal-College accredited simulation centre in Canada each year via the John. G. Wade Visiting Professorship in Patient Safety and Simulation-Based Medical Education.

Published on: 21 Jun 2017


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