WE-SPARK annual report indicates the partnership continues to grow and serve the regionWE-SPARK annual report shows growth

Annual report shows WE-SPARK growth

WE-SPARK Health Institute has released its second annual report indicating the Windsor-Essex research community continues to achieve more together.

“WE-SPARK accelerates and strengthens collaborations, and provides tools and resources needed for health research across Windsor-Essex to excel,” said Lisa Porter, WE-SPARK Executive Director.

“Despite the challenges that the global pandemic placed on all of our members, with a particular strain on our hospital partners caring for those who fell ill during this difficult time, we are proud of how our region came together to move health research forward.”

WE-SPARK began its second year with 146 members with membership growing to 677 in a single year.

Other highlights include:

  • $8,881,856 in external funding – an annual increase of 44%;
  • $340,000 to local research projects;
  •  1,335 patients / participants involved in research.

The full report is available here

WE-SPARK Health Institute is supported by Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, St. Clair College, the University of Windsor and Windsor Regional Hospital. It is directed by a Board of Trustees made up of its leaders President & CEO Janice Kaffer, President Patti France, President & Vice-Chancellor Robert Gordon and President & CEO David Musyj.