Advancing innovative
healthcare with
compassion at its core

Healthcare practitioners, leaders, educators, and medical historians:

Join a one-of-a-kind group. With our funding and support, you’ll contribute to a rich body of work and advance inquiry, system change, and your career.

Our Focus Areas

These two areas foster a Canadian healthcare system that's advancing technologically, while staying rooted in compassion and an understanding of our medical history. In each area, we support crucial activities in research education, leadership, and clinical practice.

healthcare

Bringing compassion into modern, technology-driven care

history

The history of medicine

Featured news, events, resources

AMS Healthcare and Healthy Debate partner for a special series


AMS Healthcare Special Series with Healthy Debate. Together, we published a series of articles that explore the relationship between technology and compassion in the field of health care today, and especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New AMS book is already a #1 best-seller! Get your copy now.


In this best-selling book, 28 outstanding Canadian healthcare leaders confront the technological challenges threatening Canada’s current and future healthcare system. Use our discount code and order your copy today!

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AMS announces 2020 Fellows in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence


These 11 exceptional individuals, from across multiple disciplines, have been selected as innovators and leaders to steward the changes ahead in healthcare.

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Get Funding

Get funding for your research and projects in:

  • Compassion and healthcare technology
  • The history of medicine

See what's available through our grants, fellowships, awards, and other project support

Access Resources

We're proud to share outcomes from a high-profile research community that's improving healthcare. Our resources come from AMS-sponsored researchers and project leads. Find research papers, briefing documents, articles, and videos to help you move your work forward.

What our friends and funding recipients say about us

“As a Hannah Chair, I will work to promote the discussion of the inherent, constitutional, Treaty and international rights of all Indigenous Peoples and communities; and the protection of traditional knowledge and medicines from appropriation.”

- Dr. Darrel Manitowabi, Hannah Chair in the History of Indigenous Health and Indigenous Traditional Medicine

“I’m thrilled to partner with AMS to study responsible innovation and artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare. Responsible innovation encourages us to engage a wide range of stakeholders to understand technology’s implications, including any unintended consequences.”

- Dr. Jay Shaw, 2018 Fellow

AMS 2020 Fellow, Laura Desveaux, “I’m grateful that AMS sees the value in supporting my research to create a vision for the future of compassionate digital care.”

- Laura Desveaux, 2020 Compassion and Technology Fellow