New Schulich e-bulletin begins

Monday, January 12, 2009

In an effort to reduce the number of emails filling your inbox and provide better communication across the School, the Dean's Office will be introducing a new broadcast email policyas of January 12.

Announcements, event information and other general notices to all faculty, staff and students will be batched into a weekly e- bulletin that will come from a single source (thisweek@schulich.uwo.ca).

While you may still receive selected email messages deemed to be urgent, confidential or to a targeted group on an individual basis, it is hoped this strategy will ensure information is reaching you in an efficient and effective way. The first edition of ThisWeek@Schulich is available below.

 

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THISWEEK@SCHULICH -JANUARY 12, 2009

In this issue:
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Assistant Dean, SWOMEN Rural Regional Steps Down
United Way Campaign at 93% of Goal - Still Time to Give
Dr. Bill Wall receives Order of Canada
Dr. Robert McMurtry receives RCPSC Award
Faculty and Staff Development Workshops - Space Still Available
 
EVENTS THIS WEEK
January 13 and 14 - CIHR Operating Grant Info Sessions
January 15 - Infection and Immunity Seminar - Dr. Jian Zhang, U of Chicago
January 17 - Graduate Studies Open House
 
TAKE NOTE - COMING EVENTS
January 21 - Schulich Research Lecture: Alzheimer's Disease, 5:30-6:30 MSB 282
January 21 - Interprofessional Workshop: What is IPE/IPCP?, 5 pm, The Great Hall
January 27 - Rural Health Series: Improving Rural Health Policy or Creating Healthy Rural Policy: Which Way for Ontario? 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. University Hospital Auditorium B
January 30 - WORLDiscoveries Research Showcase, London Convention Centre, 11 am - 3 pm

See Schulich event calendar for more event details: www.schulich.uwo.ca/webcalendar/month.php?user=SchulichEvents
 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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Assistant Dean, SWOMEN Rural Regional Steps Down
 
It is with regret that I announce the departure of Dr. Tom Lacroix from his position as Assistant Dean, SWOMEN Rural Regional, at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.
 
I would like to express my sincere thanks to Dr. Lacroix for his leadership and accomplishments during his four and a half years of service as Assistant Dean, SWOMEN Rural Regional. Tom was instrumental in the establishment of SWOMEN's MedQUEST Program of summer camps for high school students interested in health care careers.  Most recently, Tom led the strategic planning process for SWOMEN Rural Regional that established key initiatives for the next three years as Schulich continues its expansion of its rural/regional distributed medical education program.
 
Dr. Lacroix's dedication and support of the SWOMEN program has been greatly appreciated and will be missed by program staff, preceptors and communities throughout Southwestern Ontario. I am pleased to report that Dr. Lacroix will remain as a SWOMEN preceptor and has generously offered to continue to provide support and guidance to the SWOMEN Rural Regional program.
 
Please join me in expressing sincere appreciation to Tom for his service to the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.  A search committee for the next Assistant Dean, SWOMEN Rural Regional, will be assembled shortly.
 
Dr. Carol Herbert
Dean
 
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United Way Campaign Reaches 93% of Goal
 
Thank you for your donation! As of January 6th, the Schulich/Robarts United Way campaign has raised $88,237. That represents 93% of our $95,000 goal!  
 
It is not too late to make a donation by cheque, online or through payroll deduction. Pledge forms may still be delivered to Joan Estabrooks in MSB M138.  Other donation options can be found on the United Way website at www.uwlondon.on.ca under "How you can help."
 
Remember, without you, there would be no way!Thank you for your generous support!
 
Joan Estabrooks joan.estabrooks@schulich.uwo.ca
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Dr. Bill Wall receives Order of Canada
 
Dr. Bill Wall, a long-time faculty member and leader in the Department of Surgery, was appointed a member of the Order of Canada by Governor General Michaëlle Jean in late December for his contributions to the development and advancement of liver transplantation in Canada, and for promoting awareness of the need for organ donation. Wall and fellow Western faculty member, Gordon McBean, will receive their insignia at a ceremony to be held later in 2009.
 
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Dr. Robert McMurtry receives RCPSC Award
 
Dr. Robert McMurtry will be awarded the James H. Graham Award from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizing his significant career achievements. Dr. McMurtry has had a distinguished career as an orthopaedic surgeon and health policy advisor. Currently he is a Professor Emeritus and active contributor to the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hand and Upper Limb Centre.
 
The Council of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada created the award in 1987 to honour a person whose outstanding achievements reflect the aims and objectives of the Royal College.
 
Congratulations Dr. McMurtry on this impressive and well-deserved award. Further details on his outstanding contributions can be found at: www.schulich.uwo.ca/news/index.php?article=000619
 
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Faculty and Staff Development Workshops - Space Still Available
 
Program Evaluation 101: Developing a Plan - Feb. 2, 8:30-10:30 a.m. HSA H101
Designing an Effective Online Learning Module - Feb. 9, 9 - 11 a.m. MSB M150
Videoconferencing 101: Basics for Educators - Feb. 13, 8:30 - 12 p.m. HSA H101
Introduction to PowerPoint 2002 - Jan. 21 & 28, 8:30 - 11 a.m. MSB M150
Advanced PowerPoint 2002 - Feb. 4 & 11, 8:30 - 11 a.m. MSB M150
Introduction to Excel 2002 - Feb. 19 & 26,  8:30 - 11 a.m. MSB M150
Advanced Excel 2002 - Mar. 6 & 13, 8:30 - 11 a.m. MSB M150
Introduction to Schulich GroupWise - Feb. 17, 8:30 - 11 a.m. MSB M150
Advanced Schulich GroupWise - Feb. 24, 8:30 - 11 a.m. MSB M150
Office Ergonomics - Feb. 25, 2009 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. HSA H101
 
These programs are FREE for faculty, staff, residents, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students. To register please email the Faculty & Staff Development Office at  facdev@schulich.uwo.ca  or call 519-661-2074.
 
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EVENTS THIS WEEK
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January 13 & 14  - CIHR Operating Grant Info Sessions - Research Western
 
Tuesday - 12-1:30 pm, Health Sciences Addition, Room H101
Wednesday - 1 - 2:30 pm, Victoria Research Lab, 6th Floor, Room A6-103
Reservations for the information session can be made by contacting trusselo@uwo.ca
More information is available at www.uwo.ca/research/docs/news/ResearchNetPresentation.pdf
 
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January 15  - Infection and Immunity Seminar Series - Microbiology & Immunology
 
10:30 a.m., Dental Sciences Building 3008
Speaker: Dr. Jian Zhang, Department of Medicine (Nephrology), University of Chicago
 
"New Pathways and Functions Regulated By E3 Ubiquitin Ligase Cbl-b in T Cells"
 
Infection and Immunity Seminar Series Site: www.uwo.ca/mni/MNI/seminars0809.html 
 
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January 17 - Graduate Studies Open House
 
12 noon - 3 pm, The Great Hall, Somerville House
Prospective students are invited to learn about our research strengths, 11 Schulich graduate programs and affiliated research institutes. Meet faculty and current students, tour selected facilities and meet with faculty members for one-on-one interviews. Lunch provided. Application fees reimbursed for all those who pre-register.
 
Details and registration at www.schulich.uwo.ca/gradstudies 
 
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ThisWeek@Schulich is a weekly e-bulletin for faculty, staff, students and trainees at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario. It is circulated each Monday by email and posted at www.schulich.uwo.ca.
 
To post a notice in ThisWeek@Schuilch, please send your information by 12 noon each Friday to Yanti Setiawati in the Dean's Office at yanti.setiawati@schulich.uwo.ca or ext. 80387.
 
For questions, comments or more information, contact Kris Dundas, Communications Officer, at kris.dundas@schulich.uwo.ca or ext. 86415.
 





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