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  • March 30, 2023 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Join us for the Upstream Lab Speaker Series launch! Our first episode features an insightful conversation between a community advisor and a family physician, delving into stories and realities of engaging with people experiencing homelessness.

Meet the speakers:

Mathieu Isabel is a PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Andrew Pinto at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. He is also a practicing family physician and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Université de Montréal Department of Family and Emergency Medicine. He is part of a community clinic delivering care to people experiencing homelessness.

Alexander Zsager is a researcher, consultant and advisor for over 20 years with organizations such as the Mental Health Commission of Canada, St. Michael’s Hospital, Ontario Health Team, Homeless Connect Toronto and many others. “As a person with lived experience, I am also passionate about the issue of housing and homelessness… Collaborating with the Upstream Lab has given me valuable learning opportunity in research.” — Alexander

Tune in to learn
– How to build effective research partnerships and clinical approaches with people experiencing homelessness
– What are the key considerations when engaging with people experiencing homelessness in research and clinical work

About Us
The Upstream Lab is a non-profit research lab based at MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions, St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. We are dedicated to improving health and well-being of the population through addressing issues related to social determinants of health.