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About the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

The King Saud University Medical Resaerch program is located in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St.Michael’s Hospital.

A New Model in Health

The Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s is home to leading researchers, educators, and clinicians — dedicated professionals making new scientific discoveries, generating novel therapies, developing innovative training programs, and helping translate knowledge into practice.

Comprising the Keenan Research Centre and the Li Ka Shing International Healthcare Education Centre, the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute fosters an environment in which inter-professional teams collaborate to bring established best practices and research discoveries to patient bedsides faster than ever before.

The genesis of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute dates to 1999; construction of the complex in downtown Toronto began in 2007 and was fully completed in 2011. The new facility houses classrooms, offices, laboratories, lounges, a library, simulation centre, retail space, and a 200-seat auditorium.

Our Vision

To be a world leader in the ethical generation and use of knowledge, to benefit the patients and surrounding community of St. Michael’s and people throughout the world.

Our Mission

The Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute is committed to generating knowledge about:

  1. The biological mechanisms underlying health and disease.
  2. The application of fundamental research to improve the understanding and treatment of human disease.
  3. The best methods of preventing disease and providing health care.
  4. The social, economic and policy determinants of health.
  5. The best methods of partnering with our community to generate policy relevant research and ensuring greater health equity.
  6. The best methods of educating fundamental researchers, health professionals and managers.

The Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute will provide an environment where researchers, educators, health professionals, students, patients, communities and the general public work together to provide the best possible preventive and health care. We will engage and partner with communities and individuals so that they can make informed decisions about all issues that affect their health.

Our Values

As part of St. Michael’s, the values of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute are: human dignity, excellence, compassion, social responsibility, community of service and pride of achievement. The Knowledge Institute strives to always be innovative, and commits to complete and unbiased reporting of all research results.

The ethical generation and use of knowledge is a commitment to complete reporting of information, including the benefits, harms and societal implications of strategies to improve health.

To learn more about the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, visit our website at www.stmichaelshospital.com/knowledgeinstitute

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