January 2020 Newsletter

  • decorative imageWE SPEAK 2020: Your opportunity to shape Western’s workplace culture
    Share your views on the workplace culture and engagement in your area at the School and for the University overall. The survey takes 20 minutes to complete. Provide your feedback until February 14.

  • decorative imageEnvisioning Our Future
    During the past few months, the School’s Senior Leadership Team has reviewed more than 160 recommendations focused on the School’s financial and operational systems, opportunities for growth and program improvements for education and research. An update has been prepared outlining the themes and progress made to date.

  • decorative imageCoronavirus information for students, faculty and staff
    Western continues to monitor the ongoing situation with coronavirus, taking direction and sharing information from federal, provincial and local health authorities. The Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the public risk as low for Canada and Canadian travellers.

  • decorative imagePlanning and construction continues on all fronts
    As construction continues at Robarts Research Institute, planning and preparations are underway to support the relocation of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the development of the BioMedical Research Facility.

  • decorative imageStriving for excellence in postgraduate medical education
    Dr. Lois Champion started her term as Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education on January 1. She looks ahead at her priorities in the role and the challenges and opportunities facing medical education.

  • decorative imageResearchers receive more than $11.9 million in federal funding
    From studies on autism to osteoarthritis, fifteen research projects at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry received funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) through the Project Grant competition.

  • decorative imageChanging perspectives
    The Western Perspective Project, a campaign by the Science Students’ Council, features stories from students and faculty members focused around four themes: loneliness, failure, self-acceptance and healing. The campaign aims to inspire others, shift campus culture and promote mental health awareness.

  • decorative imageWelcome and farewell
    Welcome to new faculty and staff members and farewell to those departing the School for new opportunities.

  • decorative imageCelebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Mary Lee Myers, Ornela Kljakic, Peeyush Lala and many others on the recognitions and honours you recently received.

  • decorative imageTeam Broken Earth London Spine Team reflects on trip to Haiti
    Team Broken Earth: A team of nurses and doctors from the London Spine Centre returned to Port-au-Prince, Haiti this week. Marjorie Johnson, PhD, reflects on their efforts and impact.

  • decorative imageExperiencing global learning early
    From Uganda to Rwanda to Peru, Medicine Class of 2022 students reflect on their pre-clinical electives abroad and how their International Health Equity Learning experiences are shaping their futures.

  • decorative imageBringing infection to its knees
    A team of basic scientists and clinicians across the School is working to reduce infection rates for millions of people undergoing orthopaedic surgery.

  • decorative imageDistributed Education
    For Dr. Shawn Segeren, a seed planted as a teenager grew into a passion for rural medicine.

  • decorative imageBecoming Dr. Dhaliwal
    On her journey to becoming a psychiatrist, third-year resident Dr. Arash Kaur Dhailwal focuses on the power, privilege and responsibility of listening to patient stories.

  • decorative imageCPD Update
    Are you a physician leader? Learn practical ways you can apply business principles to health care delivery. Management Principles for Physicians is a one-day course offered jointly with the Ivey School of Business.

  • Awards of Excellence: One week left to nominate your peers and mentors
    Recognize exceptional educators, researchers and leaders making a difference in your area at the School. Submit your nomination online by February 7.

  • Schulich Medicine & Dentistry to host CFMS Annual General Meeting
    From September 18 to 20, 2020, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry will host hundreds of medical students from across Canada for the 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Federation of Medical Students.

  • Website Training
    Need to update your website but you don’t have Cascade training? Register for the next training session on March 20.

  • Land Acknowledgement
    Western’s Indigenous Land Acknowledgement strives to inspire action and commitment to recognizing and furthering relationships with Indigenous communities. This brief guide will help you better understand the purpose of the Land Acknowledgement and how to incorporate it into your next event.

  • Events
    One in four high school students have vaped in the past 30 days. Now people are dying from vaping-related illnesses. Hear from experts about this growing issue on March 10. Register today for Generation Vape: The new era of lung injury.