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CAME 2017 Ian Hart Award for Distinguished Contribution to Medical Education given to Dr. Joan Sargeant

CAME has recognized Dr. Joan Sargeant's lifelong contribution across the continuum of medical education, her dedication to excellence in teaching and mentoring, and for being an excellent role model.

This award (consisting of a honourary plaque and a $1000 prize) will be awarded at the CAME Awards luncheon at the 2017 Canadian Conference on Medical Education in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Our congratulations and best wishes to Joan!

AFMC 2017 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Faculty Development given Dr. Karen Mann

AFMC has recognised Dr. Karen Mann's exceptional contribution to faculty development by naming her, posthumously, as their 2017 award winner.

The award and the associated $1,500 honorarium will be presented at the 2017 Canadian Conference on Medical Education (Winnipeg, Manitoba).

Read more on this at AFMC award winner webpage.

Farewell to a Beloved Colleague -- Dr. Karen Mann

Dr. Karen Mann, professor emeritus in the Division of Medical Education, Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine, passed away on November 28, 2016, in Halifax, Nova Scotia surrounded by her family.

Dr. Mann was a great but humble scholar, a leading light in the field of medical education, and a valued colleague to many educators all over the world. Her teaching career of over 50 years made her one of Canada’s most widely respected health educators. Karen believed passionately in inter-professional health care, and in the power of educational research and theory to strengthen health education.

She was endlessly curious about the world and our place in it, stood up to injustice, and valued each and every person she met, striving at all times to be the best friend and colleague to many.  All those who knew Dr. Mann will remember her for her laughter, her intellect, her extraordinary kindness and her gentle fearlessness. She will be missed by all who knew her.

 Her obituary in the Chronicle Herald.

Pat Croskerry in Canadian Association of Emergency Medicine's Top 10 Who Have an Educational Impact

Congratulations to Dr. Pat Croskerry whose impact on emergency medicine education has been acknowledged by the Canadian Association of Emergency Medicine this May, 2016.  He is one of their Top 10 who have an impact. Each of the ten were interviewed and there may be an article on how to have an educational impact in the near future.

Anna MacLeod gets SSHRC grant

Dr. Anna MacLeod and her team (Martha Cleveland-Innes, Olga Kits, Rola Ajjawai and Jonathan Tummons) have received a SSHRC grant of $225,000 for their study "Becoming a Professional Through Distributed Learning: A Sociomaterial Ethnography".  Congratulations!

Poster (contains abstract) [PDF 101 kB]

Pat Croskerry working with NASA-funded group

Pat Croskerry will be part of a 1-year NASA-funded research project on "Monitoring and Improving Cognition on Long Duration Space Flight".

Critical Thinking in the Faculty of Medicine Grows!

Our congraulations to Dr. Pat Croskerry, Director, Critical Thinking for growing Critical Thinking in the Faculty of Medicine over the past four years. We are very proud of him. A few examples below of what his leadership and building of  a collaborative team have led to:

  • Each year of UGME now has specific curriculum on critical thinking, most integrated into other components such as ProComp, Skilled Clinician or the clerkship PIERs. 
  • With Dr Lara Hazelton, Director Faculty Development and others, he has developed a very successful online program: Teaching and Assessing Critical Thinking (TACT). This now has two phases and is on its second cohort.
  • The Critical Thinking program at Dalhousie University is unique.
  • Pat is regularly invited to speak about Critical Thinking worldwide.


Event Date
6th Annual Thomas and Alice MorgansFear Memorial Conference
March 24-25, 2017
18th Annual Symposium on Medical/Health Professions Education Research and Interprofessional Learning
June 15 - 16, 2017

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