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Associate Dean, Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University of Toronto
Dr. Schneeweiss is the Associate Dean for Continuing Professional Development in the Faculty of Medicine and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Toronto, where she is working to facilitate the development of innovative and effective CPD programs and support lifelong learning. She is a faculty member and Director of Education for the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children. She developed a passion for continuing professional development (CPD) while completing her Masters Degree in Health Professional Education at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Over the past 12 years, as a Course Director for a variety of CPD courses and conferences including the Annual SickKids Pediatric Update and the Advanced Pediatric Emergency Procedural Sedation Course, she has acquired a broad range of experience in the complexities of program development. She has a strong interest in CPD faculty development and has been extensively involved in teaching both locally and internationally. She is thrilled to be part of this groundbreaking program to enhance CPD programs nationally & internationally.
Adult Education Specialist
Jane is an adult education specialist with expertise in Continuing Professional Development / Lifelong Learning. She has a background in faculty development, continuing professional education, instructional design and program evaluation. Currently Jane works as an educational consultant with the Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada as well as the Canadian Anesthesiologist Society.
Jane will also be starting her work as a Learning Support Specialist for Lifelong Learning Portfolio, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta in December 2016.
Jane has worked with several Canadian associations including the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Canadian Rheumatology Association, and the Canadian Anesthesiology Association. She presents at many national and international educational meetings and is well known for her skills in educational design and facilitation.
Jane’s additional accomplishments include:
Health Innovation Knowledge Designer,
Health Innovation Studio, Lifelong Learning Portfolio
Guille is a Health Innovation Knowledge Designer, specializing in human-centred health design and research. Human-centred design is about communication strategies, understanding people, defining people’s needs and objectives and helping them clarify their strategies to achieve their goals.
Guille did a Masters degree in Design from the University of Alberta and then went on to pursue an interdisciplinary PhD in Design Sciences (that involved design, neuropsychology, and speech therapy) at the University of Venice’s
Institute of Architecture, Italy. Her PhD was supported by a prestigious Doctoral Fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC).
Guille has been practicing design for 19 years and has been teaching design at the university for 11 years. She brings a very unique perspective to the table in helping explore how design contributes to achieving human-centred healthcare, and discussing how to strengthen the health and design collaboration through learning initiatives.
2½ hrs of additional work for each workshop (Pre & Post)
Final Project / Assignment