[http://robertfraser.ca Robert Fraser] is … [http://robertfraser.ca Robert Fraser] is a Fellow-at-large with the Health Strategy Innovation Cell. Rob is graduating from the [http://www.ryerson.ca/nursing/index.html Ryerson University’s Collaborative Nursing Degree Program] and will be starting his [http://bloomberg.nursing.utoronto.ca/students/graduate/mnstudents.htm Masters of Nursing] at University of Toronto’s [http://bloomberg.nursing.utoronto.ca/site3.aspx Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing]. His experience in community service work in Trinidad and Tobago and India and a desire to make a positive impact on others pushed him towards a career in healthcare. After arriving at Ryerson he became actively involved in his university, the nursing profession and broader healthcare context. Exposure to a wide variety of research, theories and projects made him want to see an increase in the sharing, improvement and discussion of such ideas. Leveraging the technology encased in his laptop and social media he started [http://nursingideas.ca/ Nursing Ideas], a web-based resource to connect nursing students and nurses with leaders, researchers and innovators in healthcare.
Working on this project has given Rob a number of great opportunities including: presenting at [http://www.cna-nurses.ca/CNA/news/events/leadership/default_e.aspx national] and [http://www.nursingsociety.org/STTIEVENTS/BIENNIALCONVENTION/Pages/biennialconvention.aspx international] leadership conferences and working with healthcare organizations to engage the public and professionals on important issues. While Rob has a variety of accomplishments to be proud of he credits what he has done to various mentors, professors and others who helped inspire him, find his passion and encouraged him to keep developing. In the future he hopes to continue work where he can contribute while learning and being inspired by those he works with.
being inspired by those he works with.