Celebrating Miriam Rossi

Feb 24, 2017
Author: 
Dan Haves

As associate dean of student affairs, Professor Emeritus Miriam Rossi advised students on their academic, professional and personal lives. She also fought hard to address the underrepresentation of Black and Indigenous students in medicine.

In 1994, Rossi co-founded the Summer Mentorship Program, which gave high school student­­s a chance to explore a variety of fields in the health sciences. It was a unique opportunity for Black and Indigenous youth to get a taste of the medical field and learn from mentors who with shared lived experiences.

Beyond U of T, Rossi was also instrumental in improving access to care and quality of care for minority communities in Toronto. She was a major champion in establishing the TAIBU Community Health Centre, which provided care to Black communities in the Greater Toronto Area.

After 13 years at U of T, Rossi is now enjoying a quiet retirement. Faculty of Medicine videographer Dan Haves spoke with some of her former students and colleagues to learn more about her contributions to the Faculty and medical education. Watch the video below:

Oct 16 – Jun 18
CPD Foundations
Workshop/Seminar | 12:00pm–1:30pm
Jan
14 – 18
Psychiatry Refresher Program
| 9:00am–5:00pm
Jan 16 – May 1
Deepening Narrative Competence Program
Course | 4:15pm
Jan 16 Deepening Narrative Competence - Part Two
Course | 6:00pm–8:00pm
Jan
18 – 19
Inaugural Joint Cardiovascular-Diabetes Symposium
Symposium | 8:00am–5:15pm
Jan 18 Advances in the Molecular Classification of Brain Tumours
Grand Rounds | 8:00am–9:00am
Jan 24 Mindfest
Other | 10:00am–2:00pm

Tweets

UofT Medicine
@uoftmedicine
“I knew being a doctor would help merge my desire to positively and directly impact lives, while also influencing s… https://t.co/9dbXnbCQCP
UofT Medicine
@uoftmedicine
Are you a student or trainee with a cool project on the go? Submit your application for 2019 Student Showc… https://t.co/vWlgdbS8k1
UofT Medicine
@uoftmedicine
RT : Hanging out with applicants for the ⁦⁩ Internal Medicine residency interviews. Could you be the missin… https://t.co/CFzific1wo

UofTMed Magazine

Have we lost the art of dying?

Sign up for your free digital copy.
Back to Top