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Tuckamore Simulation Research Collaborative


Who we are - Vision, Mandate, Values & Mission

Vision

To excel in transformative research about the use of simulation for improved safety, economy, education and health.


Mandate and Vision

At Tuckamore Simulation Scholarship and Research Collaborative (TSSRC) we are guided by two universal theorems:

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” 

- Aristotle

 “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

- coined by Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie, Mrs. Dymond (1885)

Our mandate, therefore is to carefully nurture and support naturally occurring synergies in our collaborative, and that it is more worthwhile to teach someone how to do something than to do it for him or her. 


Consequently, we value:

  • Community building: the TSSRC recognizes the need for a sense of community. It's important that our partners have a sense of belonging, that makes them matter to one another and to the group, and a shared faith that our needs will be met through their commitment to be together. (McMillan & Chavis, 1986)
     
  • Collegiality: at TSSRC we refer to our partners as colleagues, and as such we define them as those who are united in a common purpose and respecting each other's abilities to work toward that purpose.
     
  • Collaborationthe TSSRC encourages its partners, researchers and students to create cross-research synergy and partnerships with research investigators from other institutional, national and international centres.
     
  • Recognition: the TSSRC recognizes the outstanding quality of its research investigators and their scientific work, and acknowledges the importance of recognition by peers and the international community.
     
  • Avant-gardism: the TSSRC creates a safe place where experimentalism and innovation, that push the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm, can flourish leading to truly transformative research.
     
  • Complementaritythe TSSRC recognizes the important contribution of basic research to applied settings, and commits to maintaining complementarity between the research, safety, care and education mandates of all our partners.
     
  • Respect: the TSSRC acknowledges the utmost importance of respecting all those who support research.
By adhering to these values, we hope to improve our understanding of the role of simulation in performance and safety testing, as well as teaching and learning, leading to improved public safety, economy and health, which are essential to our province and Canada’s future.

Mission

The Tuckamore Collaborative exists to bring about the optimal use of simulation technology as a tool to study and improve safety, economy, education and health of individuals and society by:

  • Organizing and sustaining a community of researchers who will be able to conduct high-calibre research to gather evidence in the best use of simulation technologies for performance and safety testing, teaching and learning
  • Offering strategic and informed initiatives to expand our understanding and use of simulation through the province and country, as well as new contexts and applications
  • Creating an atmosphere of collaboration that stimulates and supports innovation in simulation research
  • Providing educational opportunities for professionals, consumers and others to develop, maintain, and expand research skills.

The TSSRC pursues its mission through supporting the growth of a dynamic community of committed and informed researchers that are organized to study the role of simulation in performance and safety testing, teaching and learning, aids in identifying and supporting fundraising key initiatives that advance that field, and collaborating with other organizations pursuing similar missions in a scientifically rigorous and responsible manner.


References

McMillan, D.W., & Chavis, D.M. (1986). Sense of community: A definition and theory. Journal of Community Psychology, 14(1), 6-23. DOI: 10.1002/1520-6629(198601)14:1<6::AID-JCOP2290140103>3.0.CO;2-

 
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