The Royal Named one of Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals

Ottawa, December 11, 2020 - In the annual list released today by Research Infosource, The Royal has been named one of Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals for 2020.  This year, The Royal has climbed up five ranks to number 32 on the list.  The Royal also placed in the Top 10 Research Hospitals for growth.

“Research plays an integral role in what we do here at The Royal,” says Joanne Bezzubetz, President and CEO of The Royal.  “Our strategy to transform the future of mental health includes fostering a dynamic culture where research and care are connected in all aspects of our work. As a Top 40 Research Hospital, we will bring together research and practice and forge new possibilities for research that transform care and outcomes in the areas that matter most to clients and families.” 

"The diverse expertise of our Researchers is one of our greatest strengths. By utilizing our combined scientific capabilities to look ahead and anticipate change, we can adapt our research to provide answers that meet future needs. By asking insightful questions, we can utilize our research capacity and resources at The Royal’s IMHR to improve mental health care that ensures better outcomes for clients, families and clinicians throughout our community," says Steve West, Chair of the Board of Directors, The Royal's Institute of Mental Health Research.

Read this Q&A with Florence Dzierszinski, President of The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research, affiliated with uOttawa / Vice-President Research of The Royal,  to learn more about The Royal’s vision for research that is integrated with care and designed in collaboration with clients, families and other people with lived expertise.

Here are some of the exciting research initiatives underway at The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, which demonstrate why The Royal’s is a Top Research Hospital: