Emergency Medicine

About the Department

Message from the Chair


With the start of July, comes many transitions. We would like to extend our congratulations to our graduating Royal College and CFPC-EM Emergency Medicine residents as they have completed their training programs and joined the Emergency Medicine community. We also are very pleased to welcome an outstanding cohort of new residents into the Royal College and CFPC-EM residency programs.

July 1st also marks a transition in leadership for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Alberta. Please join me in welcoming our new Chair of our academic Department of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Bill Sevcik. Bill will be an outstanding leader for our academic Emergency Medicine programs at the U of A, and I look forward to working in the Department under his leadership.

I want to thank the clinical and GFT faculty, residents, administrative and research staff, and alumni of the University Of Alberta Department Of Emergency Medicine, for giving me the opportunity to serve as the leader of our academic Emergency Medicine programs. I returned to the University of Alberta in 1993 as the Director of the freestanding Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Alberta, and have been fortunate to serve in the role of Chair of our academic Department since its formation in 2004. Together, we have developed outstanding educational and research programs in Emergency Medicine at the University of Alberta and I am very grateful for the contributions of so many in these achievements. I am optimistic that there are even greater opportunities and achievements to come!

The future for Emergency Medicine at the University of Alberta looks great!

Have an outstanding summer!


Professor and Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Alberta


To optimize and advance the provision of emergency medical care though excellence in research, education, and community service.


In support of the mission, the Department of Emergency Medicine is influenced on a daily basis by the following set of core values:

  1. Maintain the highest level of patient care and advocacy by providing state of the art medical treatment, evidence-based medicine and professionalism
  2. Maintain a strong research focus, facilitated through leadership and infrastructure support
  3. Maintain a constructive and safe learning environment that provides the highest standards of education to all learners
  4. Maintain an environment that holds equity, fairness and respect in the highest regard
  5. Appropriate utilization and distribution of faculty resources throughout the region
  6. Recognize and value its most important sources of strength: it's faculty members, support staff, residents and other learners
  7. Maintain a strong community presence through education promotion and awareness
  8. Support the mission of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and the University of Alberta through excellence in leadership and responsiveness to community needs