Welcome to the office of Faculty Affairs (FA)! We offer free, confidential services for our faculty, students and staff. You can seek assistance in the areas of Faculty Wellness, Equity and Diversity Issues, Professionalism.

The office of Faculty Affairs (FA) oversees faculty affairs within the Faculty of Medicine. We are comprised of the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), the Faculty Wellness Program (FWP), and the Office of Professionalism (OP). The Assistant-Deans and Director of these offices report to the Vice-Dean Faculty Affairs who is the head of the FA. The FA oversees the clinical faculty appointment process, annual reviews, academic promotion as well as other academic issues and faculty relations. The number of requests for faculty appointment and promotion continues to increase, a healthy indicator of the faculty engagement with the University.

Faculty Affairs - Update

We are delighted to share that Dr. Alexandre Coutin, an Emergency Medicine Resident at the University of Ottawa,  is the recipient of the 2021 Resident Doctors of Canada Award for Resident Wellness. Dr Coutin has worked with dedication and enthusiasm to improve resident wellness in the Faculty of Medicine and beyond including playing a lead role in the development of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine’s Resident Wellness Committee.

On behalf of the Faculty Wellness Program, we would like to congratulate Dr. Coutin on this achievement.

1. Zumba:
Zumba classes are for anyone who would like to get a great workout while smiling and having fun! It doesn't matter how old you are, it doesn't matter how fit you are! Maybe you love dancing or maybe you think you have two left feet, but it doesn't matter! Zumba is free of charge and participants bring their own water bottle Please note that no registration required, and participants must sign a waiver.

Classes will be from 12:10 -12:50 on the terrace behind RGN campus. If the weather does not permit, the classes will be moved indoors in the Atrium.

Dates:
October 05, 2022
October 12, 2022
October 19, 2022
October 26, 2022

For more information, please contact the Faculty Wellness Program at [email protected]

2. Movement for Medicine:
Join your friends at the Faculty of Medicine and high-performance trainers from UOttawa’s School of Human Kinetics for 8 sessions to help get you progressively stronger, more flexible and energized. Sessions will be held outdoors on the terrace behind RGN campus.  Participants will be required to bring a Yoga mat or towel. Please note that participants will be required to sign a waiver.

Dates:
September 29, 2022
October 06, 2022
October 13, 2022
October 20, 2022
October 27, 2022
November 03, 2022
November 10, 2022
November 17, 2022

Classes will be from 12:10 -12:50 on the terrace behind RGN campus.

For more information, please contact the Faculty Wellness Program at [email protected]


3. Faculty of Medicine Lunchtime Walking Group:
Join us every Thursday at the front entrance of RGN at 12:10 for a walk around the Roger Guindon Campus. Come to meet new people or bring a friend.

If you would like to volunteer to lead a session, please contact the Faculty Wellness Program at [email protected]

Dates:
September 29, 2022
October 06, 2022
October 13, 2022
October 20, 2022
October 27, 2022
November 03, 2022

1. Emotion Regulation Skills: How to Manage Emotions and Why it Matters
Sara Stewart
October 26, 2022
12:00-1:00


Description:
Join Sara Stewart, MSW, RSW at The Royal, to explore: What emotion regulation is, how it impacts us individually, and basic skills one can practice for themselves and others.

Objectives:
Define emotion dysregulation
Describe how emotion dysregulation develops
Describe treatment: emotion regulation skills
Provide Practical Tools for Front Line Staff

Click here to register for this event!

2. Getting Off the Path to Burnout
Dr. Marcia Kostenuik
February 22, 2023
12:00-1:00

Description:
Physician burnout, first described in the 1970s, is recognized by the key features of emotional and physical exhaustion; cynicism and loss of enjoyment; and reduced work efficacy. Dr. Kostenuik explains how physicians can be empowered to recognize the precursors, individual and system risk factors, and early signs of burnout to prevent unnecessary suffering, illness, and adverse outcomes.

Addressable causes of burnout are grouped into three key areas: stress response, myths about resilience; and system issues. Acute and chronic stress lead to differing individual physiological and emotional responses. While some individuals will benefit from rest, others require activation or social connection. It is important to tailor effective, evidence-informed approaches to individual needs. High resilience and traits such as perfectionism, a strong sense of social justice, and difficulty saying 'no', actually contribute to burnout if physicians do not recognize their physical and emotional limits and boundaries. Solutions and approaches are presented to help physicians address their stress reactions, set healthier limits to function optimally in the “comfort zone”, and address medical system and culture issues.

Objectives:
How to recognize early signs of physician burnout
How to recognize personal risk factors and system issues that increase the risk of burnout
How to use strategies to monitor and reduce stress, set healthier work limits, develop true resilience, and create better work-life balance to reduce the risk of burnout

Click here to register for this event!

  • 2021-2022

The Office of Faculty Affairs is proud to announce that we have received a record number of promotion applications this year, receiving a total of seventy-one (71). Fifty (50) applications for promotion to the rank of Associate Professor and twenty-one (21) for promotion to the rank of Full Professor.

The Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in collaboration with the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is proud to announce the launch of a formal mentoring program at the Faculty of Medicine for Postdoctoral fellows.

For potential mentors, this is a great opportunity to give back, become a better leader, and refine your skills and networks.

We are excited to see the mentorship and outcomes which evolve from this initiative and look forward to matching you!

Top 5 reasons to become a mentor:

  • Become a better leader
  • Gain new perspectives and fresh ideas
  • Shape the leaders of tomorrow
  • Achieve personal career gains
  • Change someone’s world

If interested in becoming a mentor, kindly provide us with your information via the Survey Monkey link.