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After 18 years of notable impact as a scholar, leader and colleague as part of the Centre for Faculty Development, Dr. Susan Lieff will be moving to the next phase of her career.  For the coming academic year, Susan will be stepping back as Program Lead of the New and Evolving Academic Leaders (NEAL) program and from her Centre-level duties at CFD, and will shift into a role as core faculty and Associate Lead in NEAL.

Susan has been an integral and innovative leader in the CFD since 2004, founding and bringing to life three high-impact programs to strengthen teaching, research and leadership across the academic health system — Education Scholars (ESP), Teaching for Leading and Collaboration (TLC), and New and Evolving Academic Leaders (NEAL).  These programs have supported hundreds of learners who have gone on to influence countless corners of our academic health world, and have made a profound difference in learner experience, patient outcomes, community impact, science and scholarship, and many individual lives. In addition, Susan’s scholarship on the practices of academic leadership and the design and evaluation of leadership development has had an impact far beyond the immediate sphere of our programs.

In her time at the CFD, Susan has brought a unique sense of curiosity, passion for mentorship and learning, commitment to excellence in teaching and research, and her valuable lived experience as an academic leader and geriatric psychiatrist to her work at the CFD.  As Susan’s leadership role on our team now shifts, we are grateful she will continue to teach in the NEAL program as she moves into the next phase of her career, including exploring a new role as a leadership and organizational coach.

Please join us in offering our thanks and celebration of Susan’s accomplishments in her lengthy and impressive tenure at the CFD, especially as we mark the 10th year of the NEAL program this year.


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