Campus Update: The Waterloo Regional Campus is now open to all students and residents. The WRC staff and leadership team are currently working hybrid and are accessible to all questions and concerns via email. For a full list of contacts, please click here
Pictured Left to Right: Dr. Andrew Costa (WRC Research Director), Lili Liu (UW Dean of Faculty of Health), Tami Everding (WRC Regional Campus Manager), Dr. Paul O'Byrne (McMaster U, Dean and Vice President, Faculty of Health Sciences), Dr. Margo Mountjoy (WRC Regional Assistant Dean), Dr. David Farrar (McMaster U, President and Vice Chancellor), David Clausi (UW Associate Dean, Research and External Partnerships), Andrea Edginton (UW Hallman Director, Associate Dean, Faculty of Science), Dr. Mohamed Alarakhia (WRC Digital Health and Innovation Lead), Steven Qui (Class of 2023), Dr. Charmaine Dean (UW Vice-President, Dept of Statistics and Actuarial Science)


On Monday, February 28, 2022, the Waterloo Regional Campus hosts the President of McMaster President Dr. David Farrar and the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Dr. Paul O'Byrne. The objective of the meeting was for McMaster Leadership to meet with the President of the University of Waterloo, Dr. Vivek Goel, to explore potential opportunities to collaborate in health innovation.
The purpose of the teaching certificate is to display in your clinic or office for patients to recognize that your office is a teaching site. The newly designed teaching certificate will display your faculty appointment start to end year, with the opportunity to add new dates following your faculty appointment renewal. These renewal stickers will be sent to you at the time of your renewal year. 

If you would like one for your clinic/office, please complete the form below.
Please join Waterloo Regional Campus in welcoming the following new staff members;
WRC Campus Administrator
Leah Mychayluk
Senior Education Associate
UG/PG Internal Medicine & Selectives
Kerri Alves
Regional Education Lead, Administrative Assistant
Family Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology
Kayla Chandler
Please join Waterloo Regional Campus in welcoming the following faculty leads;
Academic Education Lead,
Groves Memorial Community Hospital & North Wellington Health Care
Dr. Morgan Kwiatkoski
Academic Education Lead,
Cambridge Memorial Hospital
Dr. Smriti Nayan
Regional Education Lead,
General Surgery
Dr. Karina Roth-Albin

Natallia Beilhartz - Family Medicine
Morgan Kwiatkoski - Family Medicine
Jaclyn Kukat - FM Addiction Medicine
Tianyang Dai - FM Palliative Care
Spencer Ler - FM Palliative Care
Vesna Mihajlovic - IM Cardiology
Ajith Cy - IM Dermatology
Amra Noor - IM Geriatrics Medicine
Gagandeep Sarkaria - IM Geriatrics Medicine
Sandeep Dhillion - IM Rheumatology
Sabrina Lue - IM Rheumatology
Peter Cordell - Psychiatry
Bakri Elymani - Psychiatry
Sherief El-Gaaly - Psychiatry
Taghreed Hassan - Psychiatry
Shinwoo Kang - Psychiatry
Salman Wahid - Psychiatry
Ryan Weist - Psychiatry
Adnan Qureshi - General Surgery

The Waterloo Regional Campus (WRC) of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University is recruiting for the position of Simulation Lead.

The WRC Simulation Lead for Medical Education will be tasked with developing and implementing simulation-based content, resources and activities for WRC UG and PG trainees. This will include ongoing acquisition and training of simulation experts, development of suitable simulation curriculum for UG and PG trainees, program implementation, and evaluation.

Interested candidates should forward CV and letter of interest in the position by Monday, May 2, 2022 to Dr. Margo Mountjoy ([email protected]). Interviews are scheduled on Friday, May 27, 2022 between 9am-12pm
The Waterloo Regional Campus (WRC) of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University is recruiting for the position of Regional Education Lead – UG/PG Emergency Medicine.
A primary goal of the Waterloo Regional Campus is to ensure high-quality educational and clinical experiences for undergraduate and postgraduate medical trainees within the communities of Waterloo Wellington Region. These Leadership roles are integral to the successful academic development of our medical program. 

Interested candidates should forward CV and letter of interest in the position by Monday, May 2, 2022 to Dr. Margo Mountjoy ([email protected]). Interviews are scheduled on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 between 2-5pm.

Congratulation to Class of 2023, Steven Qiu and Jeffrey Wang on their 2022 MAC RES Award.

The McMaster Medical Student Research Excellence Scholarships (MAC RES) are designed to fund medical student research projects to achieve the following goals:
  • Enhance medical student engagement in research
  • Foster the mentorship of medical students by McMaster Faculty membership
  • Enhance the profile and scientific output of the medical school, by producing manuscripts and presentations that are publicized in high impact journals and conferences.
Steven Qiu

Prognosticating Traumatic Brain Injury Outcomes

Steven is currently working on a project exploring traumatic brain injury (TBI) prognostication which involves a systematic review of prognostic factors for TBI followed by mathematical modeling based on factors found in the review. He hopes that the findings of this project will be able to give clinicians and researchers better data-driven tools to predict outcomes in patients with TBI.  

Jeffrey Wang

A scoping review on barriers to mental healthcare in Canada from the perspectives of healthcare providers.

"Mental illness is among the leading causes of disability globally and, as we try to understand the barriers to mental healthcare and how best to improve health systems, it is incredibly important to learn stakeholder perspectives. Often, we study the perspectives of the general public, patients, and their families, but the thoughts of healthcare professionals and care providers are equally important to elucidating challenges that patients may not see but have a substantial impact on their care experience. We conducted a review of current literature regarding the perspectives of providers on the barriers to mental healthcare in Canada, revealing some interesting challenges including labyrinthine referral systems, continuing education gaps, and performance pressure negatively impacting working environments. Understanding these barriers is crucial to building initiatives that improve mental healthcare."

See what's happening this month
Grab your lunch, or your popcorn and join us in this episode of the PFD watch party with WRC!
For the remainder of the academic year we will be streaming a selection of the best recorded webinars from, 12-1, on the last Monday of the month.
Being an ally to indigenous peoples starts with hearing and understanding their perspective. In this hour, we will watch a short clip of the presentation by Dr. Amy Montour, a palliative care physician and an advocate in indigenous health. She shares a unique dual perspective of a physician within the healthcare system, and a member of the indigenous community. 
Date and Time: Monday, April 25, 2022 - 12-1pm
Where: Zoom
Facilitation and commentary provided by WRC faculty: Amy Montour and Catherine Tong 
Merit Faculty Fellowship - Call for Submission

The MERIT Faculty Fellowship provides mentorship and supervision in health professions education research. The goal of the program is to increase the number of education scholars within the Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster.

The fellowship provides funding to protect time for a faculty member to develop a year-long, tailored experience in conducting high-quality education research. A MERIT scientist(s) will partner with the fellow to serve as a project supervisor and fellowship mentor. The fellow will complete a scholarly education project, either a research project or evaluation of an innovation. The fellow will design a personalized curriculum to help them acquire the necessary skills to complete their project and acquire the foundational abilities of an education scholar. Learning opportunities may include formal courses, semi-structured seminars, guided readings etc. The fellow will join the MERIT community.

  • Deadline for submission of an application is June 30, 2022
  • Applicants will be informed of the selection committee's decision by July 29, 2022
  • Fellowship begins September 6, 2022
15th Annual Day in Faculty Development - Thrive @ Work

Join us, as we Explore, Develop, Inspire, and Celebrate the ways in which faculty and health care professionals around the world have enhanced wellness and well-being for themselves, their students/trainees, and their patients.

Overall Learning Objectives:
  • List key issues facing faculty developers, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, around resilience, wellness, and well-being in the workplace.
  • Add new skills, identify opportunities to apply new knowledge around how to foster and promote health and wellness in academia, leadership, and healthcare.
  • Promote connection between faculty developers across McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences and beyond.
Recorded Past Events:

“This month, we are happy to share a block of timeless content from KWAM/WRC Retreat 2021 on the topic of thriving while practicing. Join WRC Faculty Members Drs. Trish Uniac, Shane Neilson, Andrea Alvarez and Tara Riddell for multiple perspectives about accessing joy in the chaos of work and life.” (Creativity Forum - Burnout and Non-Outcome-Based Creativity) (Creativity Forum - Rekindling Your Spark of Joy) (Creativity Forum - Honoring & Strengthening Our Human Condition) (Creativity Forum - Acknowledging the Good Around Us)