Professional Development Seminar Series

Interesting seminars (webinars and podcasts) from expert faculty and presenters

Join us for the ever changing Faculty Development offerings via the Professional Development Seminar Series. This Series will include a multi-pronged and multimedia approach to the information you need to develop skills, knowledge, and connection delivered by content experts, thought leaders and innovators. The online nature of the live or recorded webinars and podcasts means you can access from whenever you have time and wherever you have internet, allowing you to attend in real time or watch/listen when convenient. The topics presented will be selected by faculty leaders in the four thematic areas outlined below:


Leadership PRN series:  Leadership PRN is Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine’s podcast for leaders whether formal or informal, established or emerging.  Each episode, Dr. Lara Hazelton, Co-Director of Faculty Development, speaks with local experts about the joys and challenges of leading in the medical environment. 

Episode One | Ms Laura Neals Co-AVP of Dalhousie Human Resources provides strategies for dealing with disruptive behavior. 
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Episode Two | Dr. Varun Dev talks about his experiences as an early career physician leader at the Humber River Hospital in Toronto | 28:15 
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Future episodes of the Leadership PRN podcast will cover topics such as educating residents about leadership, whether coaching is right for you, and how leaders can help their teams manage stress.  To suggest a topic or someone you would like to hear interviewed, contact or

Wellness Series with Dr Angela Cooper
Episode One | Dr David Saunders about his recovery from alcohol use disorder. 
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Led by Dr. Wendy Stewart

From the visual and performing arts to the history of medicine, we believe in the value of having medical professionals and faculty engage in the humanities. Wherever you are in your career or your lifelong learning there is something for everyone to gain from humanizing medicine. Integrating medical humanities will: stimulate your creativity; sustain your energy; support the compassion required to provide excellence in care; develop your capacity for critical thinking and improve your communication and advocacy skills.

  • Sessions will be posted as confirmed.

Wellness and Leadership

Led by Dr. Ange Cooper and Dr. Lara Hazelton

The Faculty Wellness team welcome and invite you to our professional development series. These sessions have been designed to begin to address the seven drivers of burnout as discussed in the literature including: workload and job demands, efficiency and resources, meaning in work, culture and values, control and flexibility, social support and community at work, and work-life integration. These sessions will focus on personal promotion and leadership skill development and will develop your ability and inspiration to reach for the next level or to lead with confidence from where you are now. 

  • Sessions will be posted as confirmed


Anti-Oppression (EDI)

Led by Dr. Gaynor Watson-Creed

Join us as we seek to understand our experiences and/or observation of oppression towards priority communities within the Maritimes and beyond.  Learn skills to effectively create and support an anti-oppressive working and learning environment.  These adeptly curated and insightful sessions will be hosted by the Serving and Engaging Society lead.

Fundamentals of Teaching and Research

Led by Dr. Lisa Bonang and Dr. Sarah Burm

Led by our Medical Education Research and Scholarship team these research seminars will focus on helping to demystify and inspire you to the world of medical education research and scholarship. Effective teaching is an art that few have been trained for, but many have been asked to do.  With the changing needs of an ever-evolving learning environment, our Faculty Development lead will host educationally relevant topics geared to developing your skill and comfort, and subsequent enjoyment in the teaching realm.

  • November 8, 12:00-1:30pm: Medical Education Research Roundtable: Easing into Excellent Excel Practices – What to do and consider before you even get started! via MS Teams
  • December 13, 12:00-1:30pm: Medical Education Research Roundtable: An Introduction to Citation Management via MS Teams



  • Sessions will be posted as confirmed.


If you would like to watch a previous seminar, please contact for the recording link. 

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