Welcome Kevin Reel to GIPPEC Faculty

GIPPEC is pleased to welcome Kevin Reel as the newest member of GIPPEC faculty.  Kevin is the Ethicist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. He has an MSc in medical ethics from Imperial College, London, UK, and a BSc in occupational therapy from the University of Toronto.  Kevin completed his Fellowship in Clinical and Organizational Ethics at the Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto, where he is now a Course Co-Director in the...

Welcome Amy Deckert!

GIPPEC is happy to welcome its newest research fellow, Amy Deckert.  Working under Dr. Gary Rodin, Amy will be focusing on a “prehabilitation” intervention in preserving physical functioning among individuals with advanced cancer.

GIPPEC Welcomes Doris Howell to Faculty

Dr Doris Howell RN, PhD is the RBC Chair in Oncology Nursing Research and Education, University Health Network. She is a Senior Scientist with the Division of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care at the Ontario Cancer Institute.  Adjunct Scientist at the Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario; and an Adjunct Scientist with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES); and an Affiliate Scientist with ELLICSR: Health, Wellness & Cancer Survivorship Centre .  She is the Co-Director of the Ontario Patient...

Welcome Kimberly Widger to GIPPEC Faculty

GIPPEC is pleased to welcome Kimberley Widger as part of our GIPPEC Faculty.  Kim is currently an Assistant Professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto and a Nursing Research Associate at the Hospital for Sick Children.

Call for Fellows

The Fellowship Program of GIPPEC is an opportunity for trainees to develop and build research skills in areas relevant to palliative care and to develop meaningful lines of research within well-developed research teams. GIPPEC fellowships provide research mentorship, training, and infrastructure and the opportunity to engage with an interdisciplinary network of scholars and investigators pursuing groundbreaking research in the field.

For more information, and to apply, visit


Call for Faculty

GIPPEC is currently considering applications for Core Faculty Members with primary appointments in existing university departments and divisions who devote a significant proportion of their academic responsibilities to the aims of the GIPPEC as well as Associate Faculty Members who devote part of their academic responsibilities to the aims of the GIPPEC

For more information, and to apply, visit


CALM Therapy featured as part of UHN Seried on End-of-Life Care

For some couples, third time's the charm.

That's true for Larry and Evelyn Bryan, who met more than 25 years ago working for the same company. She was in product development, he in engineering support. Each had been married twice before.  They fell in love, married in 1989 and settled in the Beaches neighbourhood of Toronto, both with children they adored from previous marriages.

It was a modern day love story.

All that changed in February 2013...

GIPPEC Director Gary Rodin presenting at University College London

GIPPEC Director Gary Rodin is giving a seminar today at University College London.  The seminar, entitled “From the Practical to the Profound: Brief Psychotherapy with Life-threatening and Advanced Disease”, will provide insight into a uniquely designed therapy for people with advanced cancer who are often distressed and carry a heavy physical symptom burden.



Launch of Global Institute of Psychosocial, Palliative and End-of-Life Care

The Global Institute of Psychosocial, Palliative and End-of-Life Care (GIPPEC) at the University of Toronto was officially launched Oct. 6 at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, its home base.

The aim is to generate knowledge and debate to inform public policy, health care delivery and clinical practice, and to diminish stigma and barriers to access of psychosocial and palliative care for those with life-threatening and advanced disease.


New Global Institute in Toronto

The Global Institute for Psychosocial, Palliative and End-of-Life Care (GIPPEC) brings together a diverse group of experts from across Toronto and around the world. It will generate research to underpin public policy and health systems, and to help clinicians deliver more effective and culturally sensitive care.

The institute will also educate a new generation of experts and researchers, as well as the public, on issues in palliative and end-of-life care.

"Many of the important questions regarding palliative and end-of-life care lie at...

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