I completed my MSc in health research methodology at McMaster University where I investigated the quality appraisal process of qualitative research. For my thesis, I produced a guide for researchers, decision-makers, and learners to navigate through the tools available for quality appraisal. Currently at McMaster, I hold appointments as a Curriculum Designer, Program Developer, and Instructor, teaching and designing courses on epidemiology, the Canadian health care system, pathophysiology, and quality and performance improvement. I also have diverse experiences, knowledge and expertise in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research, which I use to provide qualitative evidence to agencies investigating technologies to include under the provincial or national funding mandate. I also have a MEd from Queen’s University where I examined innovative and effective ways to design and evaluate curricula. Currently, I am a PhD student in Health Services Organization and Management Studies at the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation at University of Toronto. For my PhD dissertation, I am investigating how hospitals walk the talk when it comes to their goals for patient and family engagement. I will look at how patient and family engagement goals translate, if at all, to real practices.