Campus Update: The Waterloo Regional Campus is now open to all students and residents. The WRC staff and leadership team are still working virtually and are accessible to all questions and concerns via email. For a full list of contacts, please click here
The Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) is celebrating Black History Month as part of the commitment to celebrate Black excellence, address injustices faced and amplify the voices and narratives across the Black community.

The theme for this year’s Black History Month in Canada is “February and Forever: Celebrating Black History today and every day.”
The series of events this month has been established in collaboration with members of the departments of faculty affairs, family medicine, medicine, pediatrics, and health research methods, evidence, and impact as well as the schools of nursing and rehabilitation science.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this listing of FHS events and registration please reach out to Nirosha Balakumar, who is the equality, diversion and inclusion and anti-racism partner with the Department of Family Medicine, at [email protected].
Resident Doctor Appreciation week is a national celebration of the vital work undertaken by resident physicians for patients and health systems in Canada.

Thank you to our faculty for providing testimonials to celebrate a great week of appreciation for our residents!
Please join Waterloo Regional Campus in welcoming the following faculty leads;
Simulation Lead
Dr. Mallory Fox
Coordinator, Clinical Skills
Dr. Laura Purcell
Regional Education Lead, UG/PG Pediatrics
Drs. Tasha Stoltz and Lisa Brown

The Waterloo Regional Campus (WRC) of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University is recruiting for the position of North Wellington, Academic Education Lead.
The Director will be responsible for the overall operation of the Clinical Teaching Unit and ensuring a supportive, learning environments for all learners while balancing the needs of patients and faculty. The Director has a leadership role in maintaining and developing educational and evaluation activities on the General Medicine Clinical Teaching Unit for Undergraduate and Postgraduate trainees. 

Interested candidates should forward CV and letter of interest in the position by Monday, February 21, 2022 to Dr. Margo Mountjoy ([email protected]). Interviews are scheduled for Thursday, March 3, 2022 between 1-4pm.

The most effective method of receiving your T4 is to log into Mosaic using your Mac ID. You can find your T4 in the Employee Self Service section:
  •  When you are logged into Mosaic, at the top centre of the page, click the “Mosaic Home” drop down and select “Employee Self Service”
  • It should load a new page with a button “View T4/T4A Slips”
However, we recognize that many WRC part-time faculty who receive payroll stipends for pre-clerkship teaching or leadership roles have not activated their Mac ID or do not otherwise use Mosaic. As an alternate to logging into Mosaic to retrieve your T4 you can:
  • Contact [email protected] or (905) 525-9140 x22207 and let them know that you are part-time regional faculty and that you do not have regular online access to Mosaic. They will be able to email you an electronic copy of your T4.
  • Log into your online CRA account, if you have set one up. T4s are automatically uploaded to the CRA from McMaster.
Your MacID can be found at the bottom of your letter of appointment, if you know your MacID but have forgotten your password you can go to the following website for assistance If you have forgotten your MacID contact Jennifer Tran who can provide you with this information.

Amy Miles - IM Geriatrics
Catherine Zanoria - Infectious Diseases
Edward Martin - Anesthesia
Emma Scotchmer - Family Medicine
Graham Cummins - Family Medicine

See what's happening this month
WRC Mac-CARE HSL Education Series
Join Catherine Tong and other WRC faculty members at a brand new series of workshops led by McMaster Health Sciences Librarian, Sadaf Illah. This series was specifically put together for WRC faculty members and covers the most important resources that clinicians can leverage through their faculty appointment at McMaster.

  • Clinical Tools - Monday, February 28, 2022 - 12-1pm
  • During this session, you will be introduced to a variety of clinical reference apps that are made for your smart phone and accessible for free, through your credentials as McMaster faculty. You will leave the session with brand new clinical resources including apps and drug apps to use immediately in your clinical practice.
  • Finding Drug Information - Monday, March 7, 2022 - 12-1pm
  • Finding and Using Images - Monday, March 14, 2022 - 12-1pm
  • Keeping Current - Monday, March 21, 2022 - 12-pm
  • Essential Searching Skills - Monday, March 28, 2022 - 12-1pm
  • Advanced Searching - Monday, April 4, 2022 - 12-1pm
  • Research Impact - Monday, April 11, 2022 - 12-1pm
15th Annual Day in Faculty Development - Thrive @ Work
Abstract submissions are now open for the 15th Annual Day in Faculty Development: Thrive @ Work Resiliency, Recovery, and Growth for the Future. Submission deadline is February 28th, 2022.
The Clinical Educator Program provides formal training in medical education, to give you the skills and tools that you need to provide consultative medical education advice and guidance for education projects. This includes practical training in curriculum design and implementation, scholarly teaching and learning, assessment and evaluation, education scholarship and leadership. The CE program gives you the tools to be a valuable educational resource for your educational environment and workplace.

The Clinical Educator program is an Area of Focused Competency Diploma program offered through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. It is designed to be concurrent with an active medical practice.
Recorded Past Events:

In the next few digests, we will feature some of the content from the WRC Virtual Retreat on October 23, 2021.

Indigenous Health - Reconciliation and Education
In this recorded video, Elder Myeengun Henry and Metis physician Jill Roberge discuss who are the Indigenous Peoples. They also explain the Dish with One Spoon and show the Two Row Wampum.