Upstream Lab Speaker Series: Episode 1

Building bridges: community work, clinical services and research with people experiencing homelessness

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Join us for the Upstream Lab Speaker Series launch! Our first episode features an insightful conversation between a community advisor and a family physician, delving into stories and realities of engaging with people experiencing homelessness. Register here.


Alexander Zsager is a researcher, consultant and advisor for over 20 years with organizations such as the Mental Health Commission of Canada, St. Michael’s Hospital, Dixon Hall, Toronto Metropolitan University, Ontario Health Team, Homeless Connect Toronto and many others.

“As a person with lived experience, I am also passionate about the issue of housing and homelessness… Collaborating with the Upstream Lab has given me valuable learning opportunity in research.” — Alexander

Mathieu Isabel is a PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Andrew Pinto at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. He is also a practicing family physician and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Université de Montréal Department of Family and Emergency Medicine. He is part of a community clinic delivering care to people experiencing homelessness.

Tune in to learn

  • How to build effective research partnerships and clinical approaches with people experiencing homelessness
  • What are the key considerations when engaging with people experiencing homelessness in research and clinical work

Don’t miss out on the chance to ask questions and connect with our speakers at the end of the event. This is a space for everyone – whether you’re a student, community member, service provider or researcher interested in engaging with people experiencing homelessness, we welcome you to join the conversation.

About Us

The Upstream Lab is a non-profit research lab based at MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions, St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We are dedicated to improving health and well-being of the population through addressing issues related to social determinants of health. Visit our website to learn more:

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March 30, 2023

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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