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  • IMP Faculty Development announces contest, new website

    Jan 11, 2018 | Posted by: Rhys Mahannah

    The IMP’s Office of Faculty Development, which offers training to medical educators across Vancouver Island, has two exciting announcements: a new contest and redesigned website.

    The Catch the Wave contest (see the poster) encourages those who’ve registered for Faculty Development workshops to spread the word. The contest is easy to enter – below are the steps. (Note: only medical educators with UBC's Faculty of Medicine who've attended at least one Faculty Development workshop can participate.)

      • Email a UBC faculty member and tell them why you attend Faculty Development events.
      • Let them know they’ll be entered to win a $100 Indigo gift card if they register for any Faculty Development workshop that runs between now and March 10, 2018. (All workshops are free.)
      • Include facdev@uvic.ca on that email. You’ll be entered to win a $250 gift card of your choice.

    As well, in early November 2017, Faculty Development unveiled their new website. It’s been rewritten and reorganized, so that users can more quickly learn about, and more easily register for, upcoming workshops. See the website here: https://imp.uvic.ca/faculty/faculty-development/index.php.


    The IMP’s Office of Faculty Development is dedicated to, and passionate about, enhancing the skills of the Island’s medical educators – the faculty and residents who teach in UBC’s Faculty of Medicine.

    “We want to help our medical educators be the very best they can be,” said Dr. Sarah Buydens, the IMP’s Regional Director for Faculty Development. “Our training opportunities are focused on the win-win-win: what they learn will not only benefit their teaching, but also their practice and patients.”

    Educators have access to training opportunities throughout the year, including those that focus on, for example, clinical reasoning skills and communication. You can see, and register for, upcoming workshops here. Workshops are open to all UBC teaching faculty and residents on Vancouver Island.