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Cancer Chat: Bringing AI-enabled cancer support to life

March 24, 2021

In a paper recently published in JMIR Research Protocols, researchers at de Souza Institute, University of Toronto, and La Trobe University in Australia outline their new AI-enabled cofacilitator tool for online cancer support groups. The tool uses a machine learning algorithm based on interpreting patterns of written text to track support group participants’ progress in … Read more

Natural Language Processing–Based Virtual Cofacilitator for Online Cancer Support Groups: Protocol for an Algorithm Development and Validation Study

March 9, 2021 |

Natural Language Processing–Based Virtual Cofacilitator for Online Cancer Support Groups: Protocol for an Algorithm Development and Validation Study Authors: Yvonne W Leung, PhD; Elise Wouterloot, MA; Achini Adikari, BSc; Graeme Hirst, PhD; Daswin de Silva, PhD; Jiahui Wong, PhD; Jacqueline L Bender, PhD; Mathew Gancarz, MMSc; David Gratzer, MD; Damminda Alahakoon, PhD; Mary Jane Esplen, … Read more

Spotlight on Patrice de Peiza, OT Reg. (Ont.), ND, MScCH, CLT

February 11, 2021 |

Congratulations to Patrice de Peiza on her recent spotlight piece in UHN Occupational Therapy Times. Patrice de Peiza currently provides patient care as a UHN OT in the Outpatient Musculoskeletal Rehab Program at Toronto Rehab, and develops cancer rehabilitation courses in her role as the Clinical Education Lead in the Cancer Rehab and Survivorship Program … Read more

Warm Holiday Wishes from de Souza Institute

December 18, 2020

As the days pass and we bring a close to 2020, the end of the year gives us an opportunity to pause and reflect on all our partnerships and interactions with our learners, faculty and staff. 2020 is an unprecedented year: COVID has changed our lives and affected our health care system in a significant … Read more

de Souza Institute Joins Michener School of Continuing Education!

November 6, 2020

We are delighted to announce the integration of the de Souza Institute with the School of Continuing Education at the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. This integration presents a strategic opportunity to expand on the de Souza Institute’s existing strength, while fully embedding it in a long-standing Canadian post-secondary institution. The de Souza Institute team … Read more

We Are Moving!

September 22, 2020

We are pleased to announce that beginning September 21st, 2020, de Souza Institute will be located at the following address: de Souza Institute c/o The Michener Institute of Education 222 St Patrick Street, Office 503 Toronto, Ontario   M5T 1V4 All other contact information including phones and e-mail addresses remain unchanged. If you have any questions, … Read more