External Relations, Engagement and Advancement consists of the Advancement Office, and the Office of Marketing and Communications at the Faculty of Medicine.
Dr. Alireza Jalali, Interim Assistant Dean, External Relations, Engagement and Advancement, provides strategic direction to these two teams. As the academic leader in this role, Dr. Jalali oversees the creation of the Faculty’s comprehensive fundraising roadmap, and provides leadership for reaching and engaging with our internal and external stakeholders.
An energetic and engaged member of our faculty for over 14 years, Dr. Jalali has forged strong bonds with the medical, learner and partner communities, and is a recognizable presence on social media and with the general public. As part of his new mandate, he combines his finesse for making connections with his warm, collaborative leadership style.
Tim Hoswitschka leads the Advancement and Community engagement team at the Faculty of Medicine. He’s an accomplished fundraising, partnership, business development, communications and marketing professional who has raised in the hundreds of millions in revenue and increased the profile for international organizations such as the Red Cross, Internet Society, and Shandwick International. He also has a passion for healthcare and has worked in public relations and development at the Queensway Carleton Hospital and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Tim holds a Bachelor of Communications from the University of Ottawa.
Monika MacLaren leads the Marketing and Communications team at the Faculty of Medicine. Before joining the University, she was the Associate Director of Affiliates at the Canadian Medical Association, where she managed relationships with over 60 national medical associations, developing and implementing engagement plans. She has spearheaded and advanced national initiatives related to improving quality and access in the health care system. Monika sits on the Board of Directors for Carefor, as well as Chairs their Talent Management Committee. She holds a BA in History from uOttawa, and a Master of Business Administration from McGill University.