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FacDev Thursdays Seminar Series

Interesting seminars from expert faculty

Having trouble fitting professional development into your busy schedule? The FacDev Thursdays Seminar Series is a convenient way to access a variety of 1 hour seminars from expert presenters, covering all aspects of our faculty’s needs. Due to the distributed nature of our faculty, we offer these seminars via online webinar.

If you are unable to attend in person but would like a recording of the webinar, please contact us at facdev@dal.ca

Our themes

We offer seminars in each of our key theme areas. It is easy to identify the theme of each seminar - they will be identified by either color and/or icon:  



Professional Development & Promotion

Educational Design & Administration


2017-18 schedule

This year, all our seminars occur as webinars, delivered via Adobe Connect. They take place from 8:00 - 9:00 pm, unless otherwise specified.

To access the webinar:
We highly recommend logging in 15 minutes before the start time.
Simply type your name in the box and ensure the button "Enter as a guest" is checked.

Theme Date
Title (Link to poster when available) Presenter
Nov 30 Evaluation in Challenging Situations (Teaching)
Dr. Mary-Lynn Watson
Dec 14 Interpreting Reserach Results for Making Clinical Decisions
Dr. Michael Allen
Jan 18 Bringing Social Accountability to Life through the Lens of Community Engagement Ms. Shawna O'Hearn & Dr. Christy Simpson
Feb 1
(8 am)
Inter-Professional Education (IPE)
Dr. Stephen Miller
Feb 15 CMPA | The Leader's Role in Building a Culture of Accountability (Leadership)
Dr. Steven Bellemare
Mar 1
(8 am)
Effective Knowledge Translation with Learners Dr. Brad Wetherick
Mar 29 An Introduction to Medical Education Research
Dr. Anna MacLeod
Apr 26 Medical Mistakes - How to Help Learners with Errors and Adverse Outcomes (Teaching)
Dr. Carolyn Thomson
May 3 Professionalism Dr. Lynn Murphy-Kaulbeck
May 17 Assessment in a Competency by Design (CBD) World Dr. Janice Chisholm
May 31
Competence Committee Development and Function
Dr. Robyn Doucet
Jun 14 Preparing for Promotion (Prof Dev)
Dr. Lara Hazelton

Online modules

We are developing a series of online modules on relevant medical education topics to support our themes. These modules are housed on our FacDev Brightspace site. To be enrolled, please contact us at facdev@dal.ca.