We are Explorers


Exploring the relationship between diet and health globally


Finding a way for heart failure patients to live long healthy lives


Exploring autism at at the individual level


Making life better for joint replacement patients.

We are explorers.

Every day at Hamilton Health Sciences, we explore the possibility to make life better for people in our community and around the world. We’re a diverse group of doctors, nurses, academics and health professionals who share this common goal, and our patients are at the heart of every exploration we make.

Follow us on our journey of discovery. Scroll onward to read our stories.

Our Stories

Young woman visiting mental health professional. Girl feeling depressed, unhappy and hopeless, needs assistance.
May 21, 2019

New mental health project launches in West Niagara

The West Niagara Mental Health (WNMH) team at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is launching a research project to help healthcare providers support youth and young adults with mental health issues….

Dr. Harriette Van Spall, Explorer, cardiologist at Hamilton Health Sciences
May 9, 2019

Helping those with heart failure live long healthy lives

Carol has been an avid clogger for the past 20 years. What’s clogging, you ask? It’s a folk dance similar to tap dancing. Carol is part of a clogging group…

Mother reading book to daughter
April 7, 2019

Report: Unlocking a healthier future

We’ve reached an important time for health care in Canada. We’re at a crux. We need total, transformational change to mount some of the big challenges that our health systems…

Dr. Guillaume Pare, medical biochemist, explorer
February 1, 2019

Discovering a new way to predict early heart disease

Researchers in Hamilton have developed a genetic test that is five times more accurate than the current standard method in predicting early coronary artery disease (CAD) in young adults. “This…

Dr. Sne running a test of the LaparoGuard technology in the operating room
January 24, 2019

New equipment aims to make surgery safer

Advancements in technology have greatly aided in making many procedures and surgeries safer for patients. This includes laparoscopic surgery, which has become a common approach over the past 40 years…

Michael McGillion, Nurse Scientist, Explorer
November 30, 2018

From hospital to home

Imagine having a major surgery and being able to go home only days later. We know that people recover better in their own surroundings, where they’re most comfortable. But, there’s…

Dr. Terry Bennett, child psychiatrist, Explorer, making the race fair lead researcher
November 9, 2018

Making the Race Fair

In 2015 Sonja Baker’s family grew from three to five when she gave birth to twin girls. Even as newborns the twins, August and Violet, had very different personalities, but…

lab assistant removing research samples from a nitrogen tank
November 8, 2018

HHS ranks in the top three research hospitals in Canada

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) has been ranked among the top three research hospitals in Canada, as announced today by Research Infosource Inc.. Research Infosource Inc. is an independent, leading source…

Dr. Andrew Mente in the produce aisle of a grocery store
October 31, 2018

The evolving relationship between diet and health

By Dr. Andrew Mente Principal Investigator, Population Health Program, Population Health Research Institute Associate Professor, Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact, McMaster University Understanding how food affects our health is…

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