While change has been our constant for the first half of 2020, throughout the past year, faculty, staff and learners continued to advance the School’s vision. The Achievements Report highlights many of those accomplishments and features six compelling stories about our School.
One month check in with Dr. John Yoo Dr. John Yoo began as the School’s Dean on May 1. Four weeks into the role, we sat down with him to check in on what’s been keeping him busy and his plans for the coming weeks and months.
Road to Recovery Plans are underway for the return to campus and in the short term, research. A web page has been established to provide details and information that is important about this road to recovery.
Celebrating the Class of 2020 Wishing the Class of 2020 all the best as they take the next steps toward their future. With Convocation postponed, a special website has been created to recognize and celebrate the School’s newest graduates.
The three pillars of development Dr. Andrea Lum began her term as Vice Dean, Faculty Affairs, in January and is already developing new ways for faculty to excel and navigate their careers. She’ll be leading faculty through recruitment, retention and retirement, with a focus on their professional development and wellbeing.
Getting to know Dr. Sandra Northcott As Associate Dean, Learner Equity & Wellness (LEW), Dr. Northcott hopes to better define the mandate and role of the LEW Office, develop a plan for learner mistreatment, create greater synergies between the different student support services on campus and explore and how the Office can create a better structure to support wellness.
Celebrating your achievements Congratulations to Greta Bauer, Mithu Sen, Jona Szakacs, recipients of the latest AMOSO Innovation Fund grants and many others on the recognitions, honours and appointments you recently received.
My six-word story Dr. Jasna DeLuce, a fourth-year resident in Medical Oncology, shares the words of wisdom she lives by.
In memoriam: Dr. Douglas Bocking Dr. Douglas Bocking, MD’43, former Dean of Medicine, died on May 9 at the age of 99. He is remembered as a great scholar, mentor and champion for the School and University.
In the news: COVID-19 research and community contributions Faculty members and learners made national and international headlines during the past month. David Edgell, PhD, shared details on CTV News Network about his team’s work to develop a serological antibody test for COVID-19. Janet Martin, PharmD, is part of a global collaborative that studied the impact of cancelled surgeries. Medical students involved in volunteer initiatives to aid in the pandemic were featured by University Affairs. And Dr. Charles Weijer shared his expertise on the ethics of human challenge studies.
J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine Symposium Each year, Robarts Research Institute awards the distinguished J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine to an individual who has made outstanding research contributions. A premier event, the accompanying Symposium is held to showcase the tremendous research efforts of researchers at Robarts and around the world. This year, planning and preparation to host this event and adjudicate the award has become complicated due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, a decision has been made to cancel the 2020 Symposium and Prize.