The Visual and Automated Disease Analytics (VADA) graduate training program is a joint initiative between the University of Manitoba and University of Victoria.

The VADA Program aims to train the next generation of health informatics and computational science graduate students to translate complex health data into insights that can be used to improve the health of populations and support health professional decision making.  Through the VADA Program, trainees will gain cutting-edge data visualization and analytic skills within a cooperative and experiential learning environment.

Our Mission & Vision

To meet the need for analytics specialists who have knowledge of disease etiologies, transmission patterns as well as advanced analytic techniques in areas such as data mining and predictive analytics. Our graduates will have the skills to effectively and efficiently detect, manage, and prevent outbreaks associated with infectious diseases or to measure and predict healthcare utilization and health outcomes for patients with complex chronic conditions.

The VADA Program will prepare students for leadership roles in provincial and national ministries of health, in areas such as system performance, quality improvement, and surveillance. Graduates of the program are also desirable to private sector companies that focus on the development of innovative health-related data collection, management, mining and monitoring tools. Students will also be prepared for academia within emerging interdisciplinary departments that are building programs in data science and advanced analytics.

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The VADA Program Coordinator

George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
3rd floor, Chown Building
753 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3E 0T6