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Scientists are human, too. So are therapists and doctors. Come join us as we tell human stories of both setbacks and successes and the kind of wisdom that only comes from failing the first time.

Scientists are human, too. So are therapists and doctors. Come join us as we tell human stories of both setbacks and successes and the kind of wisdom that only comes from failing the first time.

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Canada

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Scientists are human, too. So are therapists and doctors. Come join us as we tell human stories of both setbacks and successes and the kind of wisdom that only comes from failing the first time.

Language:

English


Episodes

14 - Dr. Sheila Wijayasinghe: Trust the Feeling

3/31/2020
Sheila Wijayasinghe, MD, CCFP, joins us to discuss her journey to becoming a family doctor, how personal experiences as a patient have changed the way she practices medicine, the unscientific advice that she shares with her trainees to follow your heart, and so much more! Dr. Sheila Wijayasinghe is a family doctor in Toronto with a special interest in women's and sexual health. She studied medicine at the University of Alberta and completed her Family Medicine Residency and Fellowship in...

Duration:00:57:20

13 - Dr. Suze Berkhout: Stay With the Mess

3/17/2020
Suze Berkhout, MD, Ph.D., joins us to discuss storytelling and why it matters, how to ethically share stories in an accessible and meaningful format, writing and other creative processes, learning to stay with the mess, and so much more! Dr. Suze Berkhout is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, and a clinician-investigator and practicing psychiatrist within the University Health Network. Her research explores how dimensions of self and social...

Duration:00:59:53

12 - Dr. Yona Lunsky: Better Together

3/3/2020
Yona Lunsky, Ph.D., C.Psych, joins us to discuss creating space for patient partners in research, barriers to care for individuals with developmental disabilities, her personal connection to her work, and so much more! Dr. Lunsky is the Director of the Azrieli Adult Neurodevelopmental Centre, and the Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities (H-CARDD) Program at CAMH. She is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and Adjunct Scientist at...

Duration:00:59:25

11 - Sarah Hobbs-Blyth: Listening to Youth

2/18/2020
Sarah Hobbs-Blyth joins us to discuss her “accidental” career trajectory, inclusive access to mental health, primary and sexual health care for youth, how her work in the field of sexual and reproductive health has played into her role as a parent, and so much more! Sarah is the Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Toronto. She began her career in sexual health and health care working at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control. She joined the Community Health Centre sector in...

Duration:00:54:23

BONUS - The Humans Behind the Podcasters

2/6/2020
Host, Lee Propp, sits down with each member of the Accidental Intellectual podcast team (affectionately known as the Pod Squad) to turn the mics on them and, as she does with each of our guests, ask them to introduce themselves, their work, and ask a few nosy questions. This episode of Accidental Intellectual is produced by Bronwyn Lamond, Rachael Lyon, Harrison McNaughtan, Stephanie Morris, Lee Propp, and Ariana Simone. Our theme music is by Alexandra Willet and our branding by Maxwell...

Duration:00:06:42

10 - Dr. Sean Hill: Failing Faster

2/4/2020
Sean Hill, Ph.D., joins us to discuss the importance of organizing and sharing data, the role of neuroinformatics in mental health, how scientists need to learn how to fail faster, and so much more! Dr. Sean Hill is the Director of the Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics, Senior Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), and Professor at the University of Toronto. Dr. Hill is a computational neuroscientist with experience in building large-scale computational models of...

Duration:00:56:22

9 - Dr. Melanie Penner: She Sits and She Thinks

1/21/2020
Melanie Penner, MD FRCP(C), joins us to discuss imposter syndrome, the importance of good mentorship, her research and policy work to improve access to Autism services, the value of having hobbies, and so much more! Dr. Melanie Penner is a developmental paediatrician at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and a clinician investigator at the autism research centre in the Bloorview Research Institute. She is the Bloorview Children’s Hospital Foundation Chair in Developmental...

Duration:00:53:18

8 - Dr. Jeffrey Ansloos: Call It Like It Is

1/7/2020
Jeffrey Ansloos, PhD, C. Psych, joins us to discuss the importance of listening, cultivating relationships, the concept of care and caring for others within your community, the ethical responsibility that identity creates within a person to enact real change, and so much more! Dr. Ansloos is a Registered Psychologist and Assistant Professor of Indigenous Mental Health and Social Policy in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development at the Ontario Institute for Studies in...

Duration:00:57:42

7 - Dr. Christine Chambers: Do Good Work

12/24/2019
Christine Chambers, PhD, RPsych, joins us to discuss her career trajectory, making your research meaningful and accessible to the public, multiple role management and delegation, doing good work, and so much more! Dr. Christine Chambers is a Clinical Psychologist, Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Children’s Pain, and a Killam Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychology & Neuroscience at Dalhousie University. She is the Scientific Director of a national knowledge mobilization...

Duration:00:49:32

6 - Dr. Adam Rapoport: Maintaining Hope

12/10/2019
Adam Rapoport, MD, MHSc, joins us to discuss the history of residential hospice and palliative care, why palliative care should be incorporated into all areas of healthcare, how being genuinely human is fundamental to building meaningful relationships with patients, and so much more! Dr. Adam Rapoport is a general pediatrician with a Masters in Bioethics. He is an Associate Professor in both the Departments of Paediatrics, and Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, as...

Duration:00:56:09

5 - Dr. Saadia Sediqzadah: Take a Stance

11/26/2019
Saadia Sediqzadah, MD joins us to discuss her personal connection to her research and practice, the role of activism in medicine, decision science and how it affects clinical practice, stigma in mental health, and so much more! Dr. Saadia Sediqzadah is a PGY-5 Psychiatry resident at the University of Toronto, with a strong interest in psychotic illnesses. She recently graduated with a Science Master’s in Health Policy and Management at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. She also...

Duration:00:47:03

4 - Debbie Berlin: From Spark to Flame

11/12/2019
Social worker and psychotherapist, Debbie Berlin joins us to discuss her trajectory into social work, how and why she decided to share her personal story of mental health, the importance of honesty, the inspirational work of palliative care, and so much more! Debbie has practised as a social worker and psychotherapist for more than 25 years in women’s shelters and community-based services. For 16 years she worked with children and families in the stem-cell transplant and pediatric brain...

Duration:00:59:02

3 - Lauren Vogel: The First Crepe

10/29/2019
Health journalist, Lauren Vogel joins us to discuss the changing landscape of journalism, the writing process, parallels between journalism and healthcare, including the need to build trusting relationships, and so much more! Lauren Vogel is a journalist for the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), one of the top 10 general medical journals in the world. She has received national awards for her reporting on women's health, sexual health, and physician suicide. She has also...

Duration:00:39:39

1 - Dr. Paige Church: People See the Duck

10/15/2019
Physician and neonatologist Paige Church joins us to discuss how her personal challenges, including experiences of failure, shaped her education and career, lessons learned from growing up in the health care system, her experience of “coming out” as having Spina Bifida, not letting other people’s narratives define you, and so much more! Paige Church, MD is based in Toronto, Ontario. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Her pediatrics training was completed at...

Duration:00:46:09

2 - Julia Hanigsberg: Odd One Out

10/15/2019
Hospital CEO and president Julia Hanigsberg joins us to discuss her unique career trajectory, the positive impact that shared personal experience can have on healthcare, the importance of representation in media, blurring the lines between professional and personal content on social media, family partnership in healthcare, and so much more! Julia Hanigsberg joined Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital as its President and CEO in 2015. She has spent her career in government,...

Duration:00:57:27

0 - Accidental Intellectual Trailer

9/16/2019
Come join us as we tell profoundly human stories of both setbacks and successes and the kind of wisdom that only comes from failing the first time. Producers: Bronwyn Lamond, Rachael Lyon, Harrison McNaughtan, Stephanie Morris, Lee Propp, & Ariana Simone Theme Music Artist: Alexandra Willet Website: alexandrawillettartist.com FB: @alexandrawillettartist IG: @awillettartist YT: youtube.com/AlexandraWillett Spotify:...

Duration:00:02:52