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FacDev Thursdays Seminar Series

Interesting seminars from expert faculty and presenters

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


2018-19 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: JOIN WEBINAR HERE
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
Sep 27

Competence Committee Development and Function

Recording available from facdev@dal.ca

Dr. Robyn Doucet
Nov 1

Application of Critical Appraisal to Practice


Recording available from facdev@dal.ca

Ms Pam McLean Veysey 
Dec 13

Educators and Identity: Who we are affects how we teach


Ms Terrilyn Chiasson 
Jan 17

Basics of Program Evaluation "Papers, people and problems: Sharing lessons learned from 10 years of program evaluation"


Ms Tanya MacLeod
Feb 7

Incorporating Reflection into Teaching and Practice


Dr. Joan Sargeant
Feb 28

How to Bring Social Accountability to Life in Your Teaching?


Ms Shawna O'Hearn and Dr. Christy Simpson
Mar 14  How to communicate with learners around controversial issues - Finding Respectful Grounds Dr. Joan Evans
Mar 28

Taking charge of your professional identity: Tools and metrics


Ms. Jackie Phinney, Ms. Melissa Helwig, Ms. Robin Parker
Apr 11

Women in Medicine: the successes and challenges to facilitating promotion and leadership 


Dr. Christine Short, Dr. Christine Dipchand, Dr. Shelly McNeil
Apr 25 Quality Improvement  Dr. Nabha Shetty
May 2 Teaching International Medical Graduates (IMGs) Dr. Abir Hussein 
  May 16  Conflict Resolution Ms Janice MacInnis
May 30 Complexity and Risk Dr. James Barker
Jun 13 Preparing for Promotion 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.