Opening Remarks and Faculty Development Week will be introduced by Beverly Bulmer and Lynn Wilson.
Bev Bulmer is the vice-president of Education at Unity Health Toronto. Bev is a Physical Therapist with over 20 years of clinical and leadership experience in health care. She holds a Master of Science in Community Health with a focus on Health Practitioner Teacher Education from the University of Toronto. As VP Education she is responsible for the education strategy for the hospital that strives to provide a transformative teaching and learning environment where all students, teachers feel empowered as part of inclusive and compassionate high functioning teams. Her portfolio includes 6000 medical and health professional students per year, the continuing education and professional development for staff & Physicians, Patient and family education, the simulation program, the digital education program, health sciences library services and together with the Temerty Faculty of Medicine oversees the Centre for Faculty Development.
Dr. Lynn Wilson is the Vice Dean, Clinical and Faculty Affairs and Associate Vice Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions. She is a Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Wilson served as Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine (2007 – 2015).
As a member of the Physician Services Committee for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, she helped to lead primary care renewal in Ontario (2002-2007). Dr. Wilson was the co-director of BRIDGES, an Ontario Ministry of Health funded project to support the design, implementation and assessment of innovative models of care that promote integration in the healthcare system (2011-2016). She is the co-editor of two textbooks.
Dr. Wilson has practiced comprehensive family medicine for over 30 years. Her clinical interests have included substance use disorders, mental health, palliative care, primary care obstetrics, and care of the elderly.