RRISIQ brings together researchers from faculties and schools of nursingfrom seven different Quebec universities as well as clinicians andpolicy makers. The mission of RIISIQ is to stimulate and support the development and application of knowledge toimprove health and health care by integrating three domains of researchin nursing (clinical interventions, organization of nursing servicesand education). Objectives are to develop and conduct studies thatexamine the efficacy of interventions to promote the health of patientsand/or enhance nursing care delivery; to promote the development of thenext generation of researchers; to optimize the use of resources bycreating platforms to support research and increase the competitivenessand success of grant applications; to foster development and networkingnationally and internationally, and to promote the exchange andapplication of knowledge to maximize the impact of research findings.
The McGill Educational Initiative on Interprofessional Collaboration: Partnerships for Patient and Family-Centered Practice is a $1.3 million Health Canada-funded project that began in 2005 with the purpose of developing interprofessional education and interprofessional practice. With direct and active participation from McGill University, the McGill University Health Centre, and the Jewish General Hospital, the project brings together academics, administrators, clinicians, and students to develop qualities necessary to work with other health care professionals in a dynamic manner both in the clinical environment as well as the classroom. At McGill, the schools of Medicine, Nursing, Physical and Occupational Therapy, and Educational Psychology are involved in all facets of this interprofessional project.