2019 By-Election Candidate Statements for Academic Board Nominees

Academic Board – Faculty of Medicine
2019 Fall By-election

2 Teaching Staff Seats on the Academic Board.

Voting Period: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Candidate Statements:

Rafael Alonso (Medicine)

In 2018 I was appointed as a Clinician Teacher at UofT. Previously I have had extensive experience in clinical teaching and mentorship in both the UK and Spanish medical education systems. Since my appointment I have been actively involved in multi-level education and in my first year as CBL tutor I received the Wightman-Berris Academy Teaching and Education Award for undergraduate teaching. My role also includes coordinating novel teaching tools such as a web-based international teaching rounds in congenital heart disease and I am enthusiastic about utilizing these transferable skills to serve, if successful, on the Academic Board.

Dana Phillips (Medicine)

I will bring a diverse perspective to the Board having trained internationally at Johns Hopkins, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and Temple Emergency Medicine Residency. I will also bring two unique viewpoints as a learner and teacher at the University of Toronto. As a current student of the Master Teacher Program, I experience the classroom as a learner. As an educator, I teach at the undergraduate and graduate medical level, clinically in the Sunnybrook ER and through simulation, didactic sessions, and small group mentorship. Vote to add a young, international, diverse, flexible, and creative voice to the Board.

Jastaranpreet (Jasty) Singh (Immunology)

Dr. Jasty Singh is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in the Department of Immunology, Faculty of Medicine. Having been a member of the University of Toronto community for over a decade as a student, postdoctoral research fellow and now a faculty member, she has collaborated with undergraduate and graduate students, as well as specialists from a wide range of faculties and disciplines. As a potential member of the Academic Board, she is looking forward to contributing to the ongoing collaborations between faculties and governing bodies to accelerate teaching, learning and research initiatives at the University of Toronto. http://immunology.utoronto.ca/faculty/jasty-singh

Patricia Windrim (Family and Community Medicine)

I am applying for this position because of my longstanding affection and support for the University of Toronto Medical School since completing my Masters in Health Administration and Medical Education in 1997. Since then I have been involved in Multidisciplinary Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical Education with trainees at all Preclinical and Clinical levels. I am presently Postgraduate Director of The Adolescent Medicine Fellowship. I have also been actively involved in Administrative roles including Admissions, Undergraduate Education and the DFCM Awards Committee. I would love to be involved in planning the exciting future of this world class Medical School.