Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

The Keenan Research Centre and the Li Ka Shing International Healthcare Education Centre

About the Li Ka Shing Knowledge InstituteABOUT US

A New Model in Health Care

The Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s is home to leading researchers, educators, and clinicians — dedicated professionals making new scientific discoveries, generating novel therapies, developing innovative training programs, and helping translate knowledge into practice.

Comprising the Keenan Research Centre and the Li Ka Shing International Healthcare Education Centre, the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute fosters an environment in which inter-professional teams collaborate to bring established best practices and research discoveries to patient bedsides faster than ever before.

The genesis of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute dates to 1999; construction of the complex in downtown Toronto began in 2007 and was fully completed in 2011. The new facility houses classrooms, offices, laboratories, lounges, a library, simulation centre, retail space, and a 200-seat auditorium.

Our Vision

To be a world leader in the ethical generation and use of knowledge, to benefit the patients and surrounding community of St. Michael's and people throughout the world.

Our Mission

The Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute will advance understanding of the underlying causes of disease, improve patient care, and influence health policy.  We will develop and study new methods of education and research to improve the health of patients and populations, both locally and globally.

Our Values

As part of St. Michael's, the values of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute are: human dignity, excellence, compassion, social responsibility, community of service and pride of achievement. The Knowledge Institute strives to always be innovative, and commits to complete and unbiased reporting of all research results.

The ethical generation and use of knowledge is a commitment to complete reporting of information, including the benefits, harms and societal implications of strategies to improve health.