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Education Week: November 19 22, 2019

November 4, 2019

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Sunnybrook is one of Canada’s premier academic health sciences centres. Our learners come from all over the world to study with our renowned faculty and become important members of our interprofessional, person-centred teams. That’s something to celebrate.
Join us on Education Week for food, prizes, knowledge and appreciation.


Patient Education Day: Hear from our Patients

Tuesday, November 19, 2019: 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.

How do our patients provide unique and valuable teaching to staff, physicians, students and even other patients? Hear from some of our patient teachers: learn their stories and how they use their experience to provide insight and teaching to improve the experience for others.

Paul Kocher is a volunteer patient advisor at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. His journey through Ontario’s health care system started 11 years ago when he contracted necrotizing fasciitis. Following a two-month stay in acute care at Sunnybrook, Paul spent one month at St. John’s Rehab.

Paul’s journey has motivated him to ‘give back’ to the institutions and people who both saved his life and restored his quality of life by volunteering in a number of areas to help improve Ontario’s health care system for future patients.

Peter Salloun assists the Holland Centre in conducting hip classes for patients facing total hip replacement. Having an artificial hip himself, his work with future patients helps take the mystery out of hip surgery.

Charlotte Schultz is a retired registered nurse and a three times cancer survivor. She has been involved as a patient advocate in multiple pan-Canadian health committees. Her passion is to help elevate care and funding for lymphedema in Ontario. She is a Director of the Lymphedema Association of Ontario.


Location: McLaughlin Auditorium
This event is open only to Sunnybrook staff, physicians and learners.
Lunch will be provided. 

Registration required: Please register by sending your name to education@sunnybrook.ca. Kindly indicate if you have any dietary restrictions.


Learner Appreciation Day

Wednesday, November 20, 2019: 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch? On Learner Appreciation Day, we celebrate the more than 4,000 learners from 40 different health disciplines who come to train at Sunnybrook each year. We will host a celebratory lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in McLaughlin Auditorium where learners can network, meet one another and win great prizes. Students, interns, residents and fellows: please drop by for all or part of the lunch, meet other learners and take a break from your studies! Worried about taking the time? Talk to your supervisor. (Supervisors, please allow your learners to come to McLaughlin Auditorium).
This event is open only to Sunnybrook students, interns, residents and fellows.

PLUS! Check out the student innovation showcase to be inspired and learn how you can get involved.


Teacher Appreciation Day: Mentorship in Health Care

Thursday, November 21, 2019: 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Come check out the Master Class for Teachers with Dr. Jennifer Croke, radiation oncologist at Princess Margaret Cancer Center at UHN; and assistant professor at the University of Toronto, who will present: Mentorship in Health Care: Giving and Receiving.
This event is open only to Sunnybrook staff, physicians and learners.
A light breakfast will be served. 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., McLaughlin Auditorium (EG 18a). This event will also be webcasted at St. John’s Rehab and Holland Centre.

Registration required: Please register with Jasmin Gines at: jasmin.gines@sunnybrook.ca

PLUS! Look out for the “You’re an Awesome Teacher Cart” travelling around the Bayview Campus with treats and other giveaways! (Baskets will be sent to other campuses).

Send your thanks with an e-card!

Show your appreciation to someone who has been instrumental in your learning at Sunnybrook by sending them an “e-apple of thanks.”


Annual Sunnybrook Education Conference: Educating for a Resilient Workplace: What is the Path Forward?

Friday, November 22, 2019: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Join us and develop your skills as an educator to support resilience of learners and self. Learn from a broad range of guest speakers, education research presentations, a poster fair, interactive workshops, exhibitors, and a lively debate. With Keynote Speaker Maryam S. Hamidi, who will present: “Clinical Well-Being: Can’t Break a Stick in a Bundle.”

Registration required. Visit sunnybrook.ca/educationconference for more information and to register.

We are all teachers. We are all learners. Thank you for your contribution to education at Sunnybrook.