➢ Research - The heart of the mission of the IRGLM
The Institut de réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay-de-Montréal (IRGLM) has been involved in research since the early 60s. Research is part and parcel of its mission statement.
In 2006, research was given strategic importance within the organization through the creation of a Directorate of research. Since its inception, it has developed close ties with the Directorate of education as well as with the Directorate of rehabilitation technologies.
➢ The IRGLM, as a member of the CRIR
Since April 2000, research activities have taken place within the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montreal (CRIR) whose mission it is to:
"...contribute comprehensively to the autonomy and social integration of persons with physical disabilities, through basic research, clinical epidemiological, evaluative and applied research, in both the biomedical and psychosocial domains”.
➢ Strategic orientations 2010-2015
Over the next five years, the IRGLM will focus on three main research axes:
1. The development, within the CRIR, of research programs that address the needs of the clientele of the IRGLM and its organizational reality.
2. The maximization of the contribution of research and resulting knowledge to decision-making processes and innovation.
3. The development of a stimulating and prolific environment for the academic training of a new generation of scientists.
➢ Training and teaching
The researchers of the IRGLM ensure the training of graduate students (masters, doctorate, and postdoctoral training) as well as the supervision of research clerks.
They supervised 82 students in 2008-2009 against 68 in 2007-2008.
The number of students fluctuates from year to year, but a clear increase in doctoral students has been observed. Fluctuations should also be foreseen in the years to come since bachelor's degrees in physiotherapy and occupational therapy have been replaced by professional masters degrees for students registered in Quebec universities.
Number of graduate students – Masters (maîtrise), doctorate (doctorat) and postdoctoral (postdoctorat) training.