I was born in Toronto in the early 70’s when the city was a very different place. As a child, I remember my father crossing the street if he saw a visible minority, excitedly asking questions like “When did you get here?,Where are you from!?” The stories we heard were always unique but hope was a common element in all of them. While it’s changed in many ways, Toronto for me, is still about hope and possibility. I feel very lucky and inspired to live here.
My 3 year old is pretty cool. She’s always teaching me lessons; about living in the moment, about forgiveness and resilience, and about unconditional love.
I like that the Centre continually challenges the status quo, asks questions about why things are the way they are, and plays with ideas of how things could be different. I’ve always felt like the possibilities here are endless and that we’re on the cusp of something transformational.
As a founding member of Healthcare Human Factors, Anjum was instrumental in designing the state of the art Usability and Simulation labs at the Centre and growing the team to the largest of its kind in North America. Anjum has over ten years experience designing, building and evaluating medical devices and health information technology using user-centred methods. In addition, she has consulted on hospital process and environment redesigns and patient safety research.
Anjum holds degrees in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo and Clinical Engineering from the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto.