APRIL 2019


Community birth program at KMC

Kildonan Medical Centre is pleased to announce that it is now home to the community birth program. This is a collaborative program between midwifery and family medicine in which patients’ prenatal, intrapartum and postpartum care is shared by a midwife and a family doctor. Women now have the opportunity to receive their care close to home and to be delivered by a care provider with whom they have established a relationship at Women’s Hospital. Newborn care will also be provided postpartum and the moms will be encouraged to bring their babies back to their regular provider.

The clinic will be held on Monday mornings at Kildonan Medical Centre and will be staffed by Elizabeth Dolin, a midwife, and Dr. Larry Reynolds. They will work collaboratively to provide prenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum care to pregnant women. Both providers have many years of experience delivering babies and have worked together at Women’s Hospital. Their goal is to provide woman centred care that is inclusive and respectful.

Referrals can be made to the Community Birth Program by fax 204-694-5697.



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Dr. Clayton Dyck has been named as the lead of the Besrour Centre Medical Education and Training Portfolio.

Dr. Mike Harlos has received the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians (CSPCP) Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. Laurie Ireland received a Doctor's Manitoba Health or Safety Promotion Award for contribution toward improving and promoting the health or safety of Manitobans specifically or humanity generally.

Dr. Don Klassen received a Doctor's Manitoba Health Administration Award.

Dr. Joanna Lynch has received the Doctors Manitoba Physician of the Year award. Joanna also received a certificate of added competence in addiction medicine from the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Dr. Ian Whetter has received the Manitoba College of Family Physicians Award of Excellence.


Please join us in welcoming Amber Giesbrecht to the role of Manager, Finance & Administrative Services (previously called Financial & Administrative Officer), effective April 1.

Amber is currently pursuing her Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation and has over nine years of experience in progressive accounting, financial management, operational and administrative experience in various industries and organizations. She is well-versed in change management, operational efficiency, policies and procedures, collaboration, financial planning, data analysis, resource planning and reporting.

Amber can be reached at Amber.Giesbrecht@umanitoba.ca or 204-594-5365. Her office is S210, 750 Bannatyne.

Welcome to Nicolas Wiewel who joined Brandon satellite campus as program assistant (PGME) effective March 18, 2019.

Nic is a graduate of the University of Victoria with a BSc and an English minor, along with more than four years of university administration experience. Nic will focus on resident schedules and academics for the postgraduate medical education program.


It is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirements of Beth Lloyd, educational support supervisor and Cathy Higham, program assistant for clerkship.

While we are happy for them both and all the adventures and opportunities retirement will bring, they will be very much missed.

Cathy's last day at the office will be May 17. Beth’s last day will be June 21, 2019.

Dr. Amanda Condon is stepping down from her role as undergraduate director in the department of family medicine effective May 31, 2019. We offer Amanda congratulations and best wishes as she moves on to a new role with Rady Faculty of Health Sciences as associate dean student affairs, postgraduate.


Position available:

Training Program Director, International Medical Graduate (IMG) Program

The University of Manitoba, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, PGME, invites applications for a 0.4 FTE Training Program Director, IMG Program. This is a one-year term position renewable based on a satisfactory review.

Under the general direction of the Director, IMG Training Program, while working closely with Family Medicine, the incumbent is responsible for the overall design and administration of the program. This one-year training program for IMGs who are family physicians was created with a mandate to increase the number of IMGs eligible to practice medicine, particularly in the underserviced rural areas of Manitoba

A practicing family physician and member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. While demonstrated excellence in medical education and leadership are an asset, individuals with excellent interpersonal skills who are interested in developing expertise in medical education are encouraged to apply.

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Judges needed:

Manitoba Schools Science Symposium

The Manitoba Schools Science Symposium is now recruiting judges for its 2019 provincial science fair, which sees up to 350 projects each year from students in Grades 4 -12. This year’s event will be held April 26 - 27, 2019 at the University of Manitoba Max Bell Centre. 

For more information, email judging@msss.mb.ca.

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CFPC awards and grants for medical students

Awards and grants exclusive to Canadian medical students are now available. The deadline to submit nominations or applications for all opportunities is June 20, 2019.

Indigenous student leadership award

Each Canadian medical school is asked to identify their nominees for an Indigenous Student Leadership Award. This award recognizes the leadership abilities of an outstanding Indigenous student in their final year of study currently enrolled in one of the 17 Canadian medical schools.

Medical student leadership awards

These awards recognize the leadership abilities of outstanding medical students in the graduating class of 2019. A selection committee comprised of student and faculty representatives is asked to collaborate on the selection process.

Medical student scholarships

These scholarships recognize outstanding medical students in their second-last year of study (graduating class of 2020) who have an interest in family medicine as a career. A selection committee coordinated through the office of the Assistant Dean, comprised of student and faculty representatives, is asked to collaborate on the selection process.

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Brandon Satellite Campus

Graduation & faculty appreciation event

May 30, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.
Prairie Firehouse

The Brandon Satellite Campus has set the date for Grad 2019 to coincide with the annual faculty appreciation dinner. Tickets are now available for purchase - contact Jocelyn Beever at jocelyn.beever@umanitoba.ca or 204-578-4215.


Save the Date

Resident’s scholarly activity day

June 3, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Please mark your calendars and hold the date for the Department of Family Medicine's Scholarly Activity Day.

Second-year family med residents will present their scholarly projects (either research or quality improvement related) at this exciting annual event. This year's keynote will be presented by Dr. Larry Reynolds. Snacks and lunch will be served.

For more information, contact Alyzia Horsfall at Alyzia.Horsfall@umanitoba.ca.


Primary health care research day

June 17, 2019
Collaborative Health Education Building (CHEB)
5793 University Ave., Dalhousie University Campus

This year's Primary Health Care Research Day is being organized by Building Research for Integrated Primary Healthcare (BRIC NS), Nova Scotia’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations (PIHCI) Network.

Patients, students, medical residents, health care providers, faculty, researchers, knowledge users and the primary health care (PHC) research community are invited to share their finished, ongoing and upcoming research and quality improvement initiatives.  Abstracts for poster and oral presentations are being accepted.  All abstracts must be focused on primary health care and/or must highlight how the work is integrated with primary health care.  A statement about the implications of the work for policy and/or practice is encouraged.

BRIC NS is pleased to be offering our annual award for best student poster.  Full details are available on their website.

Abstracts from PIHCI projects are encouraged and will be highlighted during a “lightening round” presentation.

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