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Planning Event: Dec. 11, 2023

Faculty, learners and staff are invited to attend a half day strategic planning event which will focus on strategic opportunities, challenges and priorities for the Faculty of Medicine in the coming years. The event will take place from 12:30-4:30 p.m. in 1M102. Register at: 

Save the date: May 25, 2023

All faculty, learners and staff at the Faculty of Medicine are invited to attend a strategic planning event May 25, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Frank and Eileen Gronich Lecture Theatre, room 1M102. The focus will be on strategic opportunities, challenges, and priorities for the coming years. This will be an opportunity for dialogue, collaboration, reflection, and learning. Come join the discussion! Registration details will be circulated in the coming days. Please email if you have any questions.

Planning Days: Nov. 2 and 4, 2022

Half-day sessions were held on Nov. 2 and 4, 2022. Hosted as a hybrid event on Memorial's St. John's campus and online with WebEx. Guest speakers included Dr. Paul Banahane Adjei, Interim Associate Vice-President (Indigenous Research) and Interim Dean, School of Social Work. His presentation The Scientization of Race and Black Pathology discussed the ways in which medicine - and in particular, psychiatry - has in the past developed psychiatric diagnoses related to Black slaves wanting to escape and Black people advocating for civil rights.

Participants also heard updates from working groups such as: culture of excellence, Equity, Diversion and Inclusion, internationalization and the balanced score card. We also had panel discussions on accreditation for Undergraduate medical education, postgraduate education as well as the update on the Academic Unit Program for graduate programs in the Division of Biomedical Sciences and the Division of Community Health and Humanities and the importance of advancing excellence in our educational programs. In addition, we had a session to look at how to revise our strategic plan, which ends in 2023.

Planning Days: Dec. 1 and 2, 2021

Strategic Planning half-days were held on Dec. 1 and 2, 2021, from 9-12. There were two special speakers—Dr. Delores Mullings, the new Vice Provost of Equity Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), and Dr. Florentine Strzelczyk, Vice President (Academic) and Provost—who spoke about EDI and the university strategic plan, respectively. In addition, participants heard updates on the ongoing work of the implementation of Destination Excellence and we obtained feedback on our next steps.

A report from the planning half-days is available here.

Planning Days: Nov. 20 and 27, 2020

On Nov. 20 and 27, online half-day sessions were held with presentations from the project teams and leaders of education initiatives, as well as multiple opportunities to provide input and recommendations on key aspects of the implementation.

A report from that planning day is available here.

Planning Day: Nov. 29, 2019

Further to our committment to keep our stakeholders informed about the implementation of Destination Excellence, and ensure our stakeholders are engaged in the process, a second planning day occured on Nov. 29, 2019. Once again, representatives from across the university, senior and upcoming leaders within the Faculty of Medicine and members of the various project teams attended. Approximately 84 people viewed presentations from and provided feedback to the project teams.

A report from that planning day is available here.

Planning Day: Nov. 30, 2018

In an effort to keep stakeholders informed about the progress of the implementation and to solicit input to guide future actions of the project teams, an on-site update and planning day retreat was organized for Nov. 30, 2018. Invitations were sent from the Office of the Dean to selected external stakeholders, senior leaders across the university, senior leaders within the Faculty of Medicine, emerging leaders chosen by their senior leaders in the various units\divisions\disciplines, members of the original strategic plan development team and members of the project teams. Approximately 85 people from a variety of roles took part in the sessions.

A report from that planning day is availble here.