Faculty Professional Development Day Puts Spotlight on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
On November 11th, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology hosted the annual Faculty Professional Development Day (FPDD). This year looked a little different than those in the past! For the first year, due to the uncertainty around COVID-19, our Department hosted the first virtual FPDD. This year's theme was "Equity, Diversity & Inclusion: Fostering a Community of Belonging". The event explored a number of topics relevant to faculty roles and career development with particular emphasis on equity, diversity and inclusion.
The event began with our plenary speaker Dr. Cynthia Maxwell, EDI Officer and Professor with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, who presented "Equity, Diversity & Inclusion: An Introduction to Belonging". This was followed by a talk on "Mistreatment in Medicine" from Dr. Reena Pattani, Director of Learner Experience at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine.
After our plenary session, faculty continued on to our other workshops, including:
- “Choices in Senior Promotion” with Dr. Lisa Allen
- “The Learning Environment in CBD Residency Education” with Dr. Michele Farrugia and Dr. Janet Bodley
- "Supervising Learners During Virtual Care" with Dr. Dini Hui, Dr. Jana Lazor and Dr. Susanna Talarico
- “Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in Research: A Journey from Awareness to Action" with Anita Balakrishna
After two sessions of workshops, faculty were invited to an awards ceremony.
Thanks were given to the Director of Faculty Professional Development, Dr. Suzanne Wong; the Faculty Professional Development Committee; and the Department's administrative staff for their tireless work in ensuring the success of the event.
The Department is pleased to present the following awards:
|Award name||Award winner(s)|
|Undergraduate Teaching Awards|
Tomer Feigenberg - Credit Valley Hospital
|Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award||Mara Sobel|
|Excellence in Integrated Undergraduate Teaching Award||Melanie Ornstein|
|Excellence in Postgraduate Teaching Award||Crystal Chan|
|Excellence in Integrated Postgraduate Teaching Award||Brian Liu|
|Outstanding Research Potential Award||Genevieve Bouchard-Fortier|
|Sustained Research Excellence Award||Tim Van Mieghem|
|Excellence in Research Facilitation Award||Elad Mei-Dan|
|Excellence in Postgraduate Program Development and Innovation Award||Deborah Robertson|
|Excellence in Continuing Medical Education Course Coordination Award||Rachel Kupets and Joan Murphy|
|Excellence in Continuing Medical Education Teaching Award||Rohan D'Souza|
|John R. McArthur Distinguished Scientist Award||Kellie Murphy|
|SOGC Carl Nimrod Award||Danielle Vicus|
|Administration Team Award||Jill Tomac|
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