Chair Announcements in April 2021

Posted on Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Important announcements

Nominations are now open for many awards, including our new DFM Awards (deadline: May 1).

The next Faculty Development Half Day is May 19! Register online.

We are currently seeking two new faculty directors: a Director of Site Visits (Francophone teaching sites) and a Director of Community Teaching. The deadline to apply is April 26. Questions? Contact

Awards and Recognition

  • Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Fitzsimon who has been awarded the OMA Glenn Sawyer Service Award! This award recognizes signifcant contrbutions to medicine at a community level.
  • Congratulations to all of our members who presented and participated at DIME's Meridith Marks Day! Did you miss the event? Not to worry! You view recordings from the event online. The following presentations were selected for awards:
    • Dr. Parisa RezaiefarIt’s Not Just About My Gender: Perspectives of Underrepresented Women in Family Medicine Training; Best Oral Presentation
    • Claire Sethuram (DFM Innovation Projects) - Agile Scrum Methodology: An interdisciplinary, research-based approach to the development of digital learning tools for medical education; Best Medical Student Oral Presentation
    • Dr. Doug Archibald Assessing medical students' communication skills in using Electronic Medical Records during simulated patient encounters from the patient's perspective; Best Poster Presentation
    • Dr. Sohil RangwalaAn innovative approach to CaRMS applicant dossier reviews at the Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa; Best Poster Presentation
  • You can watch a recording of the Chairholder inauguration event for Dr. Marie-Hélène Chomienne from March 19. Dr. Chomienne, a renowned health care leader in our Francophone communities, was recently awarded the Chaire de recherche en francophonie internationale et santé de l’immigrant ou du réfugié d’Afrique francophone subsaharienne, an international Francophonie research chair that will focus on the health of immigrants and refugees from Sub-Saharan Africa. Read more.
  • The DFM's Dr. John Joanisse and Dr. Valérie Gratton are featured in "Vivre Vieux" a French-language Radio-Canada documentary that follows five Franco-Ontarians and tells their very different stories of aging. You can watch Vivre Vieux online on the Radio-Canada website.

Upcoming Events

View the DFM Faculty Development Schedule for a list of upcoming events.

Funding opportunities

The CIHR: Operating Grants - New Investigator Grants in Child and Youth Health seek to strengthen Canada's capacity and knowledge to respond to children's health challenges and needs. Grant Value: $100,000 per year for up to three 3 years. Deadline: April 20.

The University of Ottawa has launched its internal call for the J.P. Bickell Foundation Medical Research Grants. As only one application may be submitted by a qualified institution, an internal competition must take place. Researchers interested in applying to the Bickell Foundation, must submit a 2-page outline of their Proposed Research Project and CV for internal selection by April 30 to RMS at

The University of Ottawa Library offers financial support for open access publishing. All faculty members, staff, current graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and adjunct professors affiliated with the University of Ottawa may take advantage of these initiatives. Read more. Contact: 613-562-5800 ext. 4563 /

Are you looking for funding for an innovative idea? Visit our funding opportunities webpage for more information and for a list of funding opportunities.

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