Message from the Interim Chair

Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2019

Dear faculty, staff and learners,

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As the holiday season quickly approaches, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for all that we have achieved together in 2019. It is a privilege to lead and work in such a talented and inspiring team. I am grateful for your dedication, hard work and the energy that you have brought to the Department.

I have had the privilege to participate in recent awards ceremony for the Faculty of Medicine where 20 of our members were recognised for various awards. In addition, our rankings were outstanding this year with a whopping 46 DFM award recipients faculty-wide for 2019, including at the national level! We also presented awards during the DFM Holiday Staff Appreciation Luncheon to staff in recognition of milestone anniversaries from five to 15 years of service. A delicious buffet was laid out at Peter Morand where they competitively battled in an ornament-decorating contest and a gift exchange, which encouraged all to meet, and make new connections with peers located at the BRI, TOH and other sites.

I do hope you take the time over the next few weeks to slow down, unplug and enjoy some time with family and loved ones, and feel proud of the valuable work you are doing here. I’m looking forward to your continued contributions to our family’s success; let’s build on this energy as we enter 2020.

Wishing you all a very happy and restful holiday season.




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