COVID-19 Update #14 - April 8 - Information for residents, interim assistant dean appointment, COVID-19 response fund, field work, Zoom meetings

This is the 14th update to the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry community.

This update includes information about:

  1. Information for residency programs

  2. Interim Assistant Dean, Faculty Equity Wellbeing

  3. Schulich Medicine & Dentistry COVID-19 Response Fund

  4. Research fieldwork

  5. Zoom meeting resources

You can now access all these updates online. You can also continue to access the Travel, Education and Visitor Policy , the COVID-19 Travel Reimbursement Policy and the status of our education and research programs online.

Information for residents

Visit the Information for Residency Programs webpage to read the latest update and message from Dr. Lois Champion. The update includes information about PPE use, extended use and requirements.

Dr. Terri Paul appointed Interim Assistant Dean, Faculty Equity Wellbeing

Acting Dean Dr. Davy Cheng announced that Dr. Terri Paul has taken on this interim position, and will be providing additional supports for faculty equity and wellbeing for a six-month term.

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry COVID-19 Response Fund

In response to inquiries from donors about how they could support clinical teams, education and research at the School, a new fund has been established. The Schulich Medicine & Dentistry COVID-19 Response Fund will support the most urgent needs of students, residents, physicians and researchers during the pandemic. Whether it’s health and wellness support for those on the frontlines, vital financial assistance for students, or research to better understand and fight the pandemic, donations will be put to use immediately and have a profound impact.
You can make an online donation or contact Kristen Lesko by email or by phone at 519.520.8315.

Research fieldwork

  • Research Western has created new guidelines for fieldwork.

Zoom meeting resources

There have been some concerns raised about Zoom meetings. Information Services has provided recommendations on set-up, access and security measures. See Zoom Meeting Recommendations for more information.

Please send ALL communication related to the COVID-19 pandemic that you need to be shared with the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry community for faculty, staff, students, learners, trainees and fellows to Jennifer Parraga. The information will be compiled and shared with the School.

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