Leadership & Management

Research Supervision Skills

Recorded on Monday, November 16, 2020

“Scholarly Practice” is one of the four content pillars offered by the Program for Faculty Development at the Faculty of Health Sciences. As most learners are required to or develop interest in research and Quality Improvement (QI) projects, faculty members at the Waterloo Regional Campus are receiving increased demands from learners to design and conduct research/QI projects with the learners and provide research supervision. Even though we have 800 faculty members affiliated with the campus, only a small proportion conduct research as part of their professional portfolio. As such, we are in need of building research supervision capacity in our faculty. In the past, the only content we have offered in the “Scholarly Practice” pillar has been a review of clinical tools and databases for literature search, offered by the Health Sciences Library. It is high time that we proceed to equip our faculty members with additional scholarly skills.


Dr. Andrew Costa - Research Director

Dr. Aaron Jones - Research Lead

Dr. Catherine Tong - Faculty Development Coordinator

Those who missed the live component of this webinar can access the archived recording below. 

💻  Zoom Virtual Event


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.

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