Current Academic Administrative Searches and (Re)Appointments

Chair, Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy

In accordance with the University of Toronto's “Policy on Appointment of Academic Administrators,” a committee has been struck to advise Dean Trevor Young on the appointment of the next Chair of the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy. 

The composition of the committee, which has been approved by the Vice-President and Provost, is as follows:

Trevor Young (Chair) – Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Vice-Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions
Donna Barker – Associate Professor, Teaching Stream and Director of Clinical Education 
Tom Chau – Vice President and Director, Research, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Isabella Cheng – Status-Only Lecturer (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre)
Heather Colquhoun – Assistant Professor
Deirdre Dawson – Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Education (Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest)
Ricky Ferri – MScOT Student
Allan Kaplan – Vice Dean, Graduate and Academic Affairs
Gretchen Kerr – Vice Dean, Programs and Innovation, School of Graduate Studies
Alex Mihailidis – Professor (Toronto Rehabilitation Institute)
Benoit Mulsant – Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Darlene Reid – Chair, Department of Physical Therapy
Sandra Sokoloff – Executive and Communications Assistant
Katherine Stewart – PhD Candidate and MScOT Graduate
Jill Stier – Assistant Professor and Graduate Coordinator

The Advisory Committee welcomes comments and nominations for the position. Input should be sent to Dean Trevor Young c/o Anastasia Meletopoulos, Academic Affairs Specialist, at Communications will be received in confidence.


Kwok Yuen and Betty Ho Chair in Integrative Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto invites applications for The Kwok Yuen and Betty Ho Chair in Integrative Medicine. This position is a University of Toronto Endowed Chair for an initial five-year term, with the possibility of renewal upon a successful review of academic activities. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2018 or a mutually acceptable date thereafter.

Complementary and Integrative Medicine (CIM), including Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), is being increasingly utilized by Canadians, with recent studies showing that up to 70% of individuals have accessed these treatment modalities. CIM provides an important and innovative dimension to health care particularly in the treatment and prevention of chronic conditions including pain control, and immune- and stress-related conditions.

The University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine is committing to advancing knowledge around CIM, through the establishment of the KY and Betty Ho Chair in Integrative Medicine. The primary goal of this endowed chair is to support excellent evidence-based research, with the goal of improving care for patients.

The following are relevant details regarding the KY and Betty Ho Chair and the expectations of the individual holding this chair:

• The KY and Betty Ho Chair is open to clinical faculty members with an appointment to the Department of Family & Community Medicine or Department of Medicine at UofT
• The chair will be a practicing clinician who is pursuing research and creative professional activity in the area of complementary and integrative medicine and, specifically, traditional Chinese medicine. The research may be in areas such as:

  • Use of treatments/products and decision-making related to complementary and integrative medicine
  • Comparative effectiveness research exploring whether CIM/TCM alone or CIM/TCM in conjunction with Western Medicine leads to improved patient outcomes
  • Health services and policy research
  • Education research

• This endowment will support the chair’s research
• This endowment will also promote and support integrative initiatives across the Faculty of Medicine and the community. Initiatives may include symposia, student research support, visiting professorships, international exchanges, and collaborative research projects.
• The appointment is for a 5-year term, with a possibility of renewal.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Applications should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Application Deadline: July 6, 2018.

Please send applications to:

Professor Lynn Wilson
Vice Dean, Partnerships
Faculty of Medicine
University of Toronto
1 King’s College Circle, Room 2113
Toronto, ON M5S 1A8


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