Please join us in welcoming Euson Yeung, Beck McNeil, Ivan Silver and John Teshima to the CFD Team!
Euson Yeung is our new Program Advisor, Education Scholars Program. Euson will be leading the curriculum renewal of the Education Scholars Program over the next Academic Year. Euson is a Physical Therapist and assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto with a keen interest in curriculum design and learner assessment. Since completing a Master’s of Education and Phd in education at the University of Toronto, Euson has been actively involved in curriculum development in the MScPT program at the University of Toronto, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (Orthopedic Division), and more recently with the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. Informed by over 20 years of teaching experience, Euson’s education research and practice aims to explore how our philosophies of education can be aligned with our approaches to designing curricula and learner assessments.
Beck McNeil is our new Education Development Lead, Inclusion and Access. Beck will be developing a hybrid learning strategy for the CFD and will help to ensure CFD programs are underpinning with best practice principles of social accountability, anti-oppression and anti-racism. Beck previously worked at St. Mike’s in both Leadership & Organizational Development and the Education Portfolio, with a focus in education and advocacy on topics of inclusion, collaborative leadership, and interprofessional collaboration for staff, students and patients. As a trans man, he gender transitioned professionally while in the Education Portfolio, finding both personal support and also very interesting critical lenses on how discourses of “disadvantage”, power, equity, and allyship can play out in the health care system and health professions education. He served as Director of Organizational Development at The 519 Church Street Community (2SLGBTQ+) Centre, and as the lead for the City of Toronto’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) learning program for staff.
Ivan Silver is a new Coach in our Enhanced Teacher Performance Program. Ivan has had a career long interest in faculty development particularly the development of our next generation of health professional teachers and supervisors. He is an award winning teacher and medical educator, a Geriatric Psychiatrist at CAMH and a full Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. Ivan was the inaugural director of the Centre for Faculty Development (2002-2009), the Vice-Dean of CPD at the University of Toronto (2005-2011) and the VP of Education at CAMH (2012-2018). He is continuing his scholarship in the areas of feedback, life-long learning and more recently late-career transitioning. He is very excited about returning to the CFD to work as a faculty development coach in the ETP program.
John Teshima is a new Coach in our Enhanced Teacher Performance Program. John is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, working on an adolescent inpatient unit at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto and is a Clinician-Educator. He completed his medical school, Psychiatry residency, and a fellowship in medical education at the University of Toronto. He also completed his Master’s of Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. John enjoys teaching at all levels of education, from medical students through to practicing professionals. He has a strong commitment to faculty development, having been the inaugural Director of Faculty Development for the University of Toronto’s Department of Psychiatry. He was also the first Canadian to be President of the Association for Academic Psychiatry, the leading international organization that focuses on teaching and faculty development in Psychiatry.
We feel very fortunate to have all of their collective experience and expertise joining us at the CFD. Welcome Euson, Beck, Ivan and John!
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