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FAQ

What is RU IP?

RU IP stands for Ryerson University Interprofessional. It is a project run out of the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Community Services (FCS). Interprofessional education (IPE) is a primary strategy for supporting the development of practitioners who have the skills and competencies to improve collaboration and quality of care and/or service.  RU IP supports interprofessional education by increasing the availability of relevant interprofessional learning opportunities within and beyond FCS. To this end, RU IP has developed a number of easily accessible and usable interprofessional learning resources that reflect the environments and contexts in which FCS students practice. 

Dr. Samantha Wehbi is the academic lead for RU IP and Sanne Kaas-Mason is the project manager. They can be reached at skaasmason@ryerson.ca

How do I use the website?

The RU IP website is designed as a comprehensive one-stop shopping location for Ryerson IPE resources. The site focuses on information about interprofessional education and initiatives at Ryerson. It features the RU IP teaching tools available to all Ryerson faculty & staff as well as Ryerson community partners.

All resources, teaching tools and links are available at www.ryerson.ca/ipe

How do I access the IPE teaching tools?

All of the resources developed by RU IP are available through the website both directly or as a website link.  These resources are:

  • RU IP Online: A three-module online resource grounded in the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative competencies. The modules engage students at the exposure, immersion and competency levels of interprofessional knowledge and practice. The modules can be used together or separately, and include  specific activities for students who are participating in interprofessional placements. The modules are available at www.ryerson.ca/onlinemodule
  • Wolcott Creek, online simulation and teaching manual, created in partnership with the Interpersonal Skills Teaching Centre (ISTC). This online simulation focuses on the initial meeting about the revitalization of a high-needs community. Used in conjunction with the learner’s guide, the simulation is intended to help learners reflect on and practice skills of interprofessional role clarification, conflict management and communication. This video simulation is available at https://www.ryerson.ca/ipe/teaching-tools.html The Online simulation streams from the website. All you need is an up-to-date flash player to access this video. To get an adobe flash player, click here
  • Wolcott Creek, in class live simulation. This live simulation can be booked through the Ryerson Interpersonal Skills Teach Centre (ISTC). The ISTC is located in the Sally Horsfall Eaton Centre for Studies in Community Health, Room 672 on the 6th floor, 99 Gerrard Street East.Tel: (416) 979-5000(416) 979-5000, 4802. Email: istc@ryerson.ca

Are the resources free?

Yes, all online RU IP resources are free of charge. RU IP requests that you credit RU Interprofessional, Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson University when you incorporate the RU IP resources into your project or use them as standalone activities.

To book the live IPE simulation, please contact the Interpersonal Skills Teach Centre (ISTC) at istc@ryerson.ca. The cost of this simulation will depend on the number of actors involved.

Can I use the resources in my own setting?

Yes, please ensure that you credit RU Interprofessional,  Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson University  when you incorporate the RU IP resources into your project.

What if I have never taught in an IPE context but would like to use these resources?

Please contact RU Interprofessional for more information about how we can help you.  Dr. Samantha Wehbi is the academic lead for RU IP and Sanne Kaas-Mason is the project manager.

They can be reached at skaasmason@ryerson.ca

I am a placement site interested in having an IPE placement in my site – who can I contact?

For information about how we can work together to establish an IPE placement, please contact Dr. Samantha Wehbi or RU IP project manager, Sanne Kaas-Mason at skaasmason@ryerson.ca

For general information about Faculty of Community Services IPE placements, please go to https://www.ryerson.ca/ipe/Placements.html

What if I am interested in developing or promoting an IPE resource or event?

Please contact RU Interprofessional for more information about how we can help you.  Dr. Samantha Wehbi is the academic lead for RU IP and Sanne Kaas-Mason is the project manager. They can be reached at skaasmason@ryerson.ca

I am a student – how do I get involved?

RISA, the RU IP supported student group is an active student group. This group organizes several Ryerson-based events over the academic year. RISA also plans and delivers an annual workshop, which is part of the Interprofessional Education Matters! workshop series. RISA is always looking for new members. Both general and contact information about RISA can be found at https://www.facebook.com/RISAatRyerson

Who do we contact for information?

Dr. Samanatha Wehbi is the academic lead for RU IP and Sanne Kaas-Mason is the project manager. They can be reached at skaasmason@ryerson.ca

 

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