Summer Education Institute

Summer Education Institute
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  • Tue / Jun 12 9:00 AM to
    Thu / Jun 14 5:00 PM
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Do you work in health professions education?

When you teach social/relational roles of care, like health advocacy, collaboration, or professionalism, do you feel like something is missing?

Are you trying to create education opportunities that promote equity, reflection, critical reflection, person-centered or compassionate care?

Transformative education approaches can support critically reflective practitioners in navigating practice challenges and changing systems. This 3-day intensive program will discuss why and how to engage in transformative education in the health professions. We aim to generate:

  1. Different ways of seeing in health professions education;
  2. Innovative ideas for teaching and assessing in a transformative way; and,
  3. Practical strategies for change.

We invite health professions teachers/educators, clinicians, administrators, leaders, scholars, and others, to join us.

What past participants thought of the program:

"[The program] was excellently conceived and delivered and found it a valuable opportunity to learn how critical social theory and practice is being taken up in more biomedical health professions."

"The dialogue was helpful and also modelled reflexivity. It was very stimulating and illuminating to learn critical reflexivity with a diverse, interprofessional group - allowed for sharing of diverse ideas, experiences and perspectives that often challenged/highlighted my assumptions and perspectives."

Program Developers / Facilitators

  • Lindsay Baker BEd, MEd

    Lead Educator-Researcher, Centre for Faculty Development
    Assistant Professor, Dept of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

  • Stella Ng PhD, Reg. CASLPO

    Arrell Family Chair in Health Professions Teaching
    Director of Research, Centre for Faculty Development
    Assistant Professor, Dept of Speech-Language Pathology, University of Toronto

  • Shanon Phelan PhD

    Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta
    Assistant Adjunct Professor, John Dosse tor Health Ethics Centre

  • Sarah Wright PhD

    Research Scientist, The Wilson Centre and Michael Garron Hospital
    Assistant Professor, Dept of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto


  • Sandra DeLuca RN, PhD

    Chair, School of Nursing, Fanshawe College
    Adjunct Research Professor, Centre for Education Research and Innovation, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University
    Adjunct Associate Professor and Associate Director (Fanshawe site), Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Western University.

  • Arno Kumagai MD

    Vice-Chair, Education, Dept of Medicine, University of Toronto
    F.M. Hill Chair in Humanism Education, Women's College Hospital and University of Toronto

  • Stephanie Nixon BA, BHSc, MSc, PhD

    Vice Chair – Education, Dept of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto
    Director of the International Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation

  • Nanky Rai MD

    Family Physician, St. Michael’s Hospital; 2017 Robert Sheppard Award Recipient for Health Equity and Social Justice

  • Chris Trevelyan MSW

    Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Educator, Office of Resident Wellness, Postgraduate Medical Education, University of Toronto


Women’s College Hospital 76 Grenville St, Toronto, ON M5S 1B2


Registration is now open until May 1, 2018 and costs $900.00 CAD which includes materials and most meals.

Spaces are limited and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

PLEASE NOTE: Participants MUST be able to attend all 3 days

The SEI has applied for accreditation through the Centre for Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

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Course Outline

More Questions? Contact:

Jackie McCaffrey
Program Manager
(416) 864-6060 x77418