It is an exciting time for education in the Department of
Anesthesia. Our Faculty are involved in many activities, initiatives, and
leadership roles in education both within the Department and in the University.
The mandate of the Associate Chair of Education is to enable communication,
coordination and collaboration amongst the different faculty and areas of
activity in order to promote educational scholarship and faculty development in the Department
of Anesthesia. Activities that support this include:
Overseeing and assisting in the coordination of departmental educational
activities in order to promote educational scholarship
Advising the Chair on matters related to departmental educational
activities, faculty recruitment, promotion and tenure, and faculty career
Providing orientation, recommendations, and assistance to faculty during
recruitment, reappointment, promotion and tenure and faculty
Providing consultation, support, and mentorship in education.
Informing and promoting new educational initiatives and activities
Liaising amongst the different sections of the department as well as with
the rest of the University
Representing the Department at University, provincial, and national
Our strongest asset is people. Our dedication to excellence in teaching is
reflected in the numerous awards that our Faculty have received over the years. We
have many Educational
Leadersin our Department who lend their expertise
in the areas of undergraduate, postgraduate, international and simulation-based
education. Educational projects are presented at our
Anesthesia Research Interest Group Meetings, Annual Research Retreat and
Research Exchange Day.We also have excellent support for educational research in the
department, including Toni
Tidy, our Department Research Coordinator and Dr.
Lehana Thabane, who is a PhD biostatistician and research
methodologist. The Program for Education and Development (PERD) in the
Faculty of Health Sciences also is a valuable resource for educational research
consultation and assistance. The Program for Faculty Development also provides excellent resources to help faculty develop their capacity as educators and scholars.
We will continue to work toward the promotion of
educational excellence and scholarship in the Department of Anesthesia.