16th Annual Day in Faculty Development #MacPFD16

Advancing Inclusive Excellence in Health Education and Practice

đź“… Tuesday, June 6th, 2023 from 12-4:00 pm EDT
 💻 Delivered Virtually via Zoom
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Join us, as we Engage, Develop, and Inspire faculty and health professionals around the world to advance inclusive excellence in their academic, training, and practice environments.

Overall Learning Objectives:

​​​At the end of MacpFD16, participants will be able to: 

11:50-12:00 pm


Saroo Sharda

Associate Dean of Equity and Inclusion, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University 

12:00-12:50 pm

Dr. Henry & Sylvia Wong Forum in Medicine

Jackie Schliefer-Taylor 

President and CEO, London Health Sciences Centre

12:50-1:00 pm


The Q+A will be followed by a short break.

1:00-2:50 pm

Parallel Sessions

Brave Spaces

Catherine Tong/Sandra Monteiro 

Supporting racialized learners 

Anjali Menezes 

Indigenous Health Topics - Searching for information 

Laura Banfield 

Transgender Healthcare 

Erin Zeigler 

Leadership development in inclusive excellence

Renata Hall 

2:50-3:00 pm


3:00-3:50 pm

Closing Keynote Introduction: Bernice Downey

Associate Dean Indigenous Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University 

Indigenous Knowledge and Advancing Indigenous Reconciliation 

Kahontakwas Diane Longboat 

CAMH Elder & Senior Manager Strategic Initiatives Shkaabe Makwa

3:50-4:00 pm



Start your QUEST! 


Kahontakwas Diane Longboat, B.A, B.ED, M.ED is a member of the Turtle Clan, Mohawk Nation at Six Nations Grand River Territory, Canada and a citizen of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. She is a ceremonial leader, knowledge keeper and founder of the Healing Lodge called Soul of the Mother at Six Nations.Diane’s work is located at the intersection of health, education and traditional knowledge systems.

Since 2013, Diane has served as Elder for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Canada’s largest and leading institution for clinical services and research for mental well-being. Diane led the development of the Ceremony Grounds for CAMH to establish the Sweat Lodge, Sacred Fire, and medicine gardens, including the policy development required to support traditional Indigenous healing as a standard of practice. Today, as Senior Manager of Strategic Initiatives, in Shkaabe Makwa Centre at CAMH, her work involves organizational strategy for enhancing culturally grounded services to First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and advancing the CAMH Truth and Reconciliation Action Plan.