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Celebrating outstanding faculty members

Once a year, we spend an evening celebrating what has been collectively achieved in our Faculty of Health Sciences over the past year. We recognize the contributions by faculty members who are stepping down, and we honour special academic contributions through our Faculty of Health Sciences awards. This year, with the help of Dr. Phil Wattam, we established the Regional Education Awards to recognize the contributions of educators who are working in our partner programs across Ontario.

For today’s blog I would like to highlight those who have won 2016 Faculty of Health Sciences education awards, as well as those who have stepped down from senior administrative positions. I should point out, though, that this is just the tip of the iceberg – there are many more important achievements and successes across our faculty that are not mentioned here.

Dr. Heather Murray – Faculty of Health Sciences Education Award

Dr. John Jeffrey – Ron Wigle Mentorship Award

Dr. Robert Brison – Ron Wigle Mentorship Award

Dr. Daniel Howes – H.F. Pross Educational Technology Award

Dr. Varinder Parmar, Lakeridge Health – Regional Education Award – Teaching Award

Dr. Sephora Pierre, Cornwall Community Hospital – Regional Education Award – Teaching Award

Dr. Mike Ward, QBOL – Regional Education Award – Teaching Award

Dr. Joe Burley, Picton – Regional Education Award – Mentorship Award

Drs. Kim Curtin, Kawartha Site Director, Wei-His Pang, Lakeridge Site Director, Bob Webster, Quinte Site Director, Geoff Hodgetts, Kingston Site Director – Regional Education Award – Education Development Award

Dr. Ross McLean – Regional Education Award – Education Development Award

Dr. David Pichora – Inaugural Paul B. Helliwell Chair in Orthopaedic Research

Dr. Gord Jones – Stepping down from his role as Head, Department of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Iain Young – Stepping down from his role as Executive Vice-Dean

Thank you to all of our faculty members for your research initiatives, your innovations in education and for your dedication to the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Of course, all of the accomplishments and achievements are significant, but I would like to especially recognize the contributions of Iain Young, who will be completing his service as Executive Vice-Dean of FHS at the end of August. My profound thanks go to Iain for his advice, leadership and wisdom over the last seven and a half years.

Please share your words of congratulations by commenting on the blog, or better yet, drop by the offices of our award recipients, I’m sure their doors are open.

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