The Heart & Stroke/Richard Lewar Cebtre of Excellence in Cardiovascular Research invests in education by:
Providing stipend awards to its members’ trainees at the undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels;
Hosting Distinguished Visiting Professors that meet with trainees and faculty and give a talk on the research projects they are involved in;
Organizing an annual Cardiovascular Scientific Day where international experts, local faculty and trainees engage in knowledge exchange;
Hosting one-day knowledge exchange and clinical trials collaboration seminars with its national and international partners. These seminars are held in conjunction with major cardiology conferences (CCC, AHA, ACC, & the ESC) – typically the meetings are held the day before the major conference commences. These seminars serve to advance HSRLCE’s internationalization and collaboration strategies;
Holding multi-provincial case-based Continuing Medical Educational programs that offer practical tips that can be used in daily practice. These programs aim to help physicians and specialists increase confidence with the initiation and use of specific cardioprotective therapies; and
Partnering with the Cardiovascular Sciences Collaborative Specialization (CSCS) – which served as HSRLCE’s education arm for 5 years until 2019. CSCS was established in 1992 and has developed into a popular program that promotes exemplary linkages between teaching and research at the University of Toronto. The CSCS is a co-operative, interdisciplinary and inter-departmental graduate teaching program that brings together university departments and partnering hospitals to offer a strong curriculum and a unique learning experience. CSCS’s annual enrollment averages around 85 trainees – who benefit from $153,000 annually in scholarships, bursaries and awards.