Thank you to all AERO members for attending our launch event in March. We have synthesized your generous and insightful input as follows, and the updated roadmap document can be accessed here.
AERO will foster applied education research at a local and regional level, aiming for scalable initiatives that will lead to national and international impact.
To do so, AERO will leverage our strong community and unique context to leverage collaborations and partnerships with leading groups in our organizations, in areas like knowledge translation, faculty development, quality improvement, urban health solutions, and simulation.
In terms of scope, as you suggested, we will think big and start small. AERO will be a Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute research group: a number of researchers with shared research objectives and possibly shared facilities and funds.
As a specialized education research group, AERO will connect education practitioners and researchers, develop and offer a consultation model for high-quality scholarly work, and conduct applied education research across our health network.
We will realize the mission of mobilizing education science, driving the future of healthcare, through: