Six UBC faculty of medicine members have been honoured with 2021 Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME) Certificate of Merit Awards and CAME Rising Star Certificate of Excellence Awards.
The CAME Certificate of Merit Award recognizes and rewards faculty committed to medical education in Canadian medical schools. The CAME Rising Star Certificate of Excellence Award is a new category for 2021 that recognizes learners who have demonstrated a commitment and/or passion for medical education.
Certificate of Merit Recipients
Dr. Kyla Hildebrand
Program Director, Pediatric Clinical immunology and Allergy Residency training program
Dr. Hildebrand is an educational leader, innovator, and role model. Throughout her career, she has successfully integrated CanMEDS roles, a framework for improving patient care by enhancing physician training, into several medical institutions across Canada and continues to demonstrate her strong dedication to, and excellence in, medical education as a Clinical Associate Professor at UBC.
Dr. Andrea Townson
Associate Head, Education, Department of Medicine
Dr. Townson has served as the Associate Head, Education, for the Department of Medicine since 2015. Throughout her career, she has made significant contributions to the department through her roles on several university committees including the UBC Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Training Program Committee and the Department of Medicine Equity Committee. Dr. Townson is also a dedicated Clinical Professor in the UBC Department of Medicine, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She teaches medical students and residents on the spinal cord injury unit at GF Strong.
Dr. Maggie Watt
Program Director, Integrated Community Clerkship
Dr. Watt has been a tireless grass roots advocate for the development of the rural training program on Vancouver Island, a strong leader for the Integrated Community Clerkship program throughout the province, and an important voice for sharing UBC’s successes at an international level. Her commitment to innovation in medical education is evidenced by her involvement in a skills-based approach to teaching professionalism (The Procomp Toolkit).
Rising Star – Certificate of Excellence Recipients
Medical Student, Indigenous MD Admissions Program (Class of 2022)
Celine is the very definition of a rising star – a passionate Métis student leading transformative national level medical education research, demonstrating high academic achievement, supporting her community through service and advocacy, and fostering networks for mentorship.
PhD candidate, Reproductive and Developmental Sciences
Natasha is a 4th year PhD candidate researching sexual pain in endometriosis. She is part of the UBC Public Scholars Initiative which supports doctoral students whose research has a tangible impact for the public good through collaborative, action-oriented, and/or creative forms of scholarship in their dissertation work. Natasha brings reliability, enthusiasm, and excellence in her positions as a graduate teaching assistant and online course moderator. During the pandemic, she helped medical students and faculty thrive in an online learning environment.
Radiology Resident (R2)
In her second year of residency, Dr. Spouge has already demonstrated her interest in medical education by creating and leading orientations for medical students. Her enthusiasm for teaching clearly comes from of a place of wanting to help learners optimize their experience while feeling comfortable in their learning environment.