Creative Visit-Workshop: Living Innovation

This creative and interactive visit is to SHARE

WhenThursday 25th of August from 10h45 to 12h

WhereCRCHUM (group leaving from EV building)

Come and visit the CRCHUM!

Discover living innovation experiments at the Quebec’s largest health research centre.

How researchers evolve when the users are at the heart of their research process?

In this interactive visit, you will discover a stunning example of a state of the art research center, using innovative living lab approaches and methodologies, you’ll get inspired by new practices in research and you will co-imagine the future of Living Labs in health care.

The visit-workshop would be divided in two parts:

1) A presentation by Jacques A de Guise*, director of The imaging and Orthopaedic Research Laboratory of Montreal (LIOL) of the École de technologie supérieure/CHUM Research Center. The CHUM Research Centre. The CRCHUM (Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal – CRCHUM) is Quebec’s largest health research centre. The Univeristé de Montréal-affiliated institute has more than 1,950 people working on-site, including nearly 439 researchers, 712 students and 852 administrative and technical staff currently based in one building of 48 000 square meters. The goal of the project is to provide the CHUM and its scientific community with a world-class, stimulating, accessible and open research centre that is the anchor of CHUM Centre-Ville and help sustain the institution’s scientific excellence.

2) A creative visit to engage a stimulating conversation between the researchers and the participants, an animation by Sylvie Gendreau, founder and director of Les Cahiers de l’imaginaire who teaches creativity and innovation at the PhD candidates of Polytechnique School of Montreal. She is also a member of the board of Communautique.

Themes: Education, methodologies, research, future of Living Labs in research centers, health, creativity.

Visit-workshop capacity: 15 participants maximum



Visit organisers and facilitators: Jacques de Guise and Sylvie Gendreau

Jacques de Guise is Full Professor at the Department of Automated Production Engineering of the École de technologie supérieure. He is also an Associate Professor at the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal. He is also chief scientist of the Imaging and Engineering Axis and Experimental Imaging Platform of the CRCHUM. He Holds the Canada Research Chair in 3D imaging and biomedical engineering and the Marie-Lou and Yves Cotrel Research Chair in Orthopaedics at the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal.


Founder of les Cahiers de l’imaginaire, and president of Gendreau Communications, Sylvie Gendreau is  an artistic director, a blogger and a writer (City of Intelligences, School of desires… ), she teaches creativity to the PhD candidates at Polytechnique School of Montreal. She also leads creative and living labs in collaboration with different communities in Europe and North America.

Her blogs : In french: Votre laboratoire créatif

In english: Your Pocket Lab