After many years of post-secondary education in a Health Science program, I have cultivated a great appreciation for research. In healthcare settings, we are taught to be research-minded and integrate research and evidence-based practice into our interactions and practice with patients. After being in social work for a couple of years, it is evident that research and practice research innovate, develop, and inform new knowledge and practices. Research and practice research have taught me to be more critical and examine issues and concepts from a variety of perspectives. It has also taught me that this process is not possible without the collaboration between stakeholders, researchers, service users, and other organizations. I can see the immense value of practice research in social work, and I think that it is imperative that students be taught to cultivate research-mindedness and practice research skills for their future practice as social workers. I believe that bridging the gap between research and practice can help social work practitioners and researchers collaboratively create and enhance resources, programs, and initiatives for service users in all social work practice levels.