New Faculty Orientation:
A Macademia event 

Tuesday January 26, 2020

 Delivered virtually 

Have you joined our faculty within the few years but aren’t sure what you have access to or what opportunities are available for faculty development? 

Join us for the Macademia Launch Event & New Faculty Orientation!  

This event is for all new faculty across campuses. 

In this Faculty Development Orientation session, you will be given a quick tour of all the McMaster FHS Program for Faculty Development has in store for you. Then you will be given an overview of our new faculty development modular-based certificate system. Finally, we will engage in a peer-networking session to help you begin to think and articulate about your own academic faculty identity.

We will have discussions about different ways to get involved in academia: opportunities for teaching and non-teaching roles; how to stay connected; and how to meet your faculty development needs via our programs events. 

Who knows - maybe even local luminaries will attend and be part of the networking!

What is Macademia Explorer QUEST?

It is intended to onboard new faculty to be part of an exciting new certificate program called the: Macademia QUEST program (check out the site: for some details). During this session, you will also receive some orientation about the rest of the Faculty Development offerings, and engage in some much desired networking and community building ... all as part of your first QUEST. 


Dr. Teresa Chan (@TChanMD) is an associate professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine at McMaster University.  She is the assistant dean for McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences Program for Faculty Development (@MacPFD).  She is an avid scholar in health professions education and works with the MERIT group (@MERIT_McMaster), and conducts research and scholarship within this area. 

Dr. X. Catherine Tong (@XC_TongMD) is an Assistant Clinical Professor affiliated with the Dept of Family Medicine at McMaster University.  She currently practices emergency medicine at the Grand River and St. Mary’s General Hospitals in Kitchener-Waterloo, and family medicine at the Grand Valley Institute for Women, a federal correctional facility in Kitchener.  She is the faculty development lead at Waterloo Regional Campus. Her education research focuses on engaging community-based faculty members in the Distributive Medical Education context through curating and delivering faculty development content that is valuable and accessible to busy clinicians.