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Cinq à Sept Research Talks showcase the powerful, personal stories behind the groundbreaking health research happening at Queen’s University.

The series spotlights innovative research with engaging, TED-style talks in front of an audience of students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members. Talented researchers headline each Cinq à Sept – offering a unique, intimate view into the passions and goals that drive their work.

Cinq à Sept is inspired by the French tradition of gathering at the end of the workday. A reception following each Research Talk sparks connection and collaboration – an integral component of the new Strategic Plan for Health Sciences: Radical Collaboration for a Healthier World.

The Cinq à Sept is an opportunity to tell the compelling stories of our research – research that is changing the world," says Jane Philpott, Dean, Queen’s Health Sciences

Dean Jane Philpott, Dr. Eva Purkey and Dr. Prameet Sheth

Dean Jane Philpott, Dr. Eva Purkey, and Dr. Prameet Sheth

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“Neighbours helping neighbours age well at home”

Dr. Catherine Donnelly

Associate Professor, School of Rehabilitation Therapy and Department of Family Medicine
Director, Health Services and Policy Research Institute

We often take the idea of community—and the health benefits of belonging to one—for granted. However, Dr. Catherine Donnelly would tell you that community becomes even more important to your overall health as you age. In her talk, you’ll hear about her research exploring a simple idea that has spawned a movement helping older adults age well within their homes, among neighbours.

“Only the lucky survive cardiac arrest”

Dr. Steven Brooks

Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine

As an ER physician and scientist, Dr. Steven Brooks knows that every second counts when trying to save someone’s life—especially during a cardiac event. His research examines what happens in an emergency before someone reaches the hospital, and how to improve the odds of survival so it’s not largely based on luck. In his talk, you’ll learn about new strategies and technology that can provide fast, ready access to life-saving resuscitation and defibrillation for everyone.

“The Gift of a Better Death”

Dr. Katie Goldie

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Dr. Katie Goldie answers a critical question: what is a good death? Dr. Goldie’s research reveals why Canadians need universal and equitable access to palliative care. As you will hear in her engaging and at times deeply personal talk, palliative care not only provides compassionate end of life care but can sometimes help people live longer and better. She tackles some of the myths and misconceptions around dying and death and why we all need to talk about it.