Feb 28, 2018  |  8:00am - 5:00pm

Second Annual Summit for Women in Academic Medicine

Announcing the Second Annual Summit for Women in Academic Medicine!


Top row: W. Cukier, N. Ashraf, L. Robinson, J. DeAro, A. Gabriel, C. Greenberg; Middle Row: M. Alikhan, B. Holmes, K. Telford, M. Biringer, H. Idrees, N. Osutei; Bottom Row: P. Warren, M. Smith, D. White, C. Tannenbaum, N. Aufreiter

Dr. Paula Rochon
Dr. Paula Rochon

Drawing on powerful discussion and positive action inspired by the 2017 Summit, the Department of Medicine hosts the 2nd Annual Summit for Women in Academic Medicine.

The event is open to all female* full-time clinical faculty in the Faculty of Medicine, with male* faculty invited to join for the afternoon session.  Featuring leaders from U of T, medicine, and other disciplines, this year’s event will focus on organizational change to promote leadership in academics, with special attention to diversity and allyship.

Join us – let’s continue this conversation! 


February 28, 2018

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

MaRS, 101 College Street


Registration is now closed. If you would like to be placed on the waitlist, please email dom.events@utoronto.ca.

Due to generous funding from participating departments as well as a grant from the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, summit attendees will participate free of charge. Registrants are expected to commit to the full event, and cancellation with less than one week's notice will result in a penalty fee of $150. This is simply to ensure that any unused place can be offered to another interested colleague.  


8:00: Breakfast and check-in

8:30: Welcome and Overview

           Dr. Gillian Hawker, Sir John and Lady Eaton Professor and Chair of Medicine, University of Toronto

9:15: No one answer: An insider’s look at women and advancement in other industries

           Ms. Monica Biringer, Co-chair, National Tax Group, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP           

           Dr. Bev Holmes, President and CEO, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research 

           Ms. Naki Osutei, Director of Partnerships and Engagement, Community Relations, TD Bank

           Ms. Pamela Warren, Partner, Egon Zehnder International       

           Dr. Shelly Dev, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, moderator

10:45: Break

11:00: A New Blueprint: How to change institutional culture so more women can lead!

           Ms. Miin Alikhan, Former Assistant Deputy Minister, Health 

           Dr. Jessie DeAro, Program Director, National Science Foundation (USA)       

           Ms. Ann Gabriel, Vice President for Global Strategic Networks, Elsevier             

           Dr. Cara Tannenbaum, Scientific Director, CIHR - Institute of Gender and Health   

           Dr. Valerie Taylor,  Department of Psychiatry, University fo Toronto, moderator

12:00: Lunch and Networking

1:00: A Wider Lens: New focus on women's leadership and diversity

           Ms. Nora Aufreiter, McKinsey & Company

           Dr. Caprice C. Greenberg, Vice Chair of Research, Department of Surgery, University of Wisconson 

           Dr. Lisa Robinson, Chief Diversity Officer, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

           Dr. Malinda S. Smith, Professor of Political Science, University of Alberta

           Dr. Estelle Gauda, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto, moderator

2:30: Break and Networking

3:00: Check-in for male* attendees

3:15: Welcome to Allies

3:30: Allies and Partners: Why they matter and how we find them

           Mr. Nouman Ashraf, Professor, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto 

           Dr. Wendy Cukier, Founder, Diversity Institute, Ryerson University     

           Ms. Huda Idrees, Founder and CEO, Dot Health

           Ms. Katie Telford, Chief of Staff, Office of the Prime Minister of Canada

           Dr. David White, Past President, College of Family Physicians of Canada

           Dr. Nancy Baxter, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, moderator

 Sponsored by the Peter Munk Cardiac CentreEndocrinology Objectives.pdfGeneral Internal Medicine - CTU Junior.pdf5:00: Reception


Questions? Contact Lilian Belknap at dom.events@utoronto.ca.

*The Faculty of Medicine interprets the words "female" and "male" as fully inclusive of all self-identified trans and cis women and men, respectively.