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Design Sprint


Supported by hospital staff, students will work in teams to develop creative solutions to challenges encountered with meal intake for hospital patients. Students will also work with hospital staff to help design a hospital youth advisory council.  
Students will eat hospital food in a variety of realistic scenarios to help build empathy. The scenarios will reflect some of the physical, emotional and systemic challenges hospital patients may encounter during mealtimes, such as limited vision or restricted physical movement.
The event is organized in collaboration with CreateIT Now, a healthcare-focused innovation centre at Southlake Regional Health Centre​. The event gives students an opportunity to learn from hospital staff, collaborate, problem solve and apply their learning in an authentic environment.


CreateIT Now, Southlake Regional Health Centre
596 Davis Drive, Newmarket


Tuesday, May 3, 2016
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Note to editors: Best time for photos is 12:00-1:30 p.m. in the hospital auditorium when students will eat hospital food and experience challenges hospital patients may encounter. Students will be joined by Director of Education J. Philip Parappally and President and CEO of Southlake Regional Health Centre Dr. Dave Williams.


Director of Education J. Philip Parappally, and President and CEO of Southlake Regional Heath Centre Dr. Dave Williams will join students from Huron Heights S.S. and Sir William Mulock S.S., and staff from YRDSB and Southlake Regional Health Centre.

For more information contact:

Dawn Clayden
Assistant Manager, Corporate Communications
York Region District School Board
Telephone: 905-727-0022 ext. 2913
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