Welcome to the office of Faculty Affairs (FA)! We offer free, confidential services for our faculty, students and staff. You can seek assistance in the areas of Faculty Wellness, Equity and Diversity Issues, Professionalism.

The office of Faculty Affairs (FA) oversees faculty affairs within the Faculty of Medicine. We are comprised of the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), the Faculty Wellness Program (FWP), and the Office of Professionalism (OP). The Assistant-Deans and Director of these offices report to the Vice-Dean Faculty Affairs who is the head of the FA. The FA oversees the clinical faculty appointment process, annual reviews, academic promotion as well as other academic issues and faculty relations. The number of requests for faculty appointment and promotion continues to increase, a healthy indicator of the faculty engagement with the University.

Faculty Affairs - Update


1. Getting Off the Path to Burnout

Dr. Marcia Kostenuik
February 22, 2023

Physician burnout, first described in the 1970s, is recognized by the key features of emotional and physical exhaustion; cynicism and loss of enjoyment; and reduced work efficacy. Dr. Kostenuik explains how physicians can be empowered to recognize the precursors, individual and system risk factors, and early signs of burnout to prevent unnecessary suffering, illness, and adverse outcomes.

Addressable causes of burnout are grouped into three key areas: stress response, myths about resilience; and system issues. Acute and chronic stress lead to differing individual physiological and emotional responses. While some individuals will benefit from rest, others require activation or social connection. It is important to tailor effective, evidence-informed approaches to individual needs. High resilience and traits such as perfectionism, a strong sense of social justice, and difficulty saying 'no', actually contribute to burnout if physicians do not recognize their physical and emotional limits and boundaries. Solutions and approaches are presented to help physicians address their stress reactions, set healthier limits to function optimally in the “comfort zone”, and address medical system and culture issues.


How to recognize early signs of physician burnout
How to recognize personal risk factors and system issues that increase the risk of burnout
How to use strategies to monitor and reduce stress, set healthier work limits, develop true resilience, and create better work-life balance to reduce the risk of burnout

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  • 2021-2022

The Office of Faculty Affairs is proud to announce that we have received a record number of promotion applications this year, receiving a total of seventy-one (71). Fifty (50) applications for promotion to the rank of Associate Professor and twenty-one (21) for promotion to the rank of Full Professor.

Black History Month

1. Anti-racism—what everyone should know about it

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

We have all heard about anti-racism. But what is it? Do we have a comprehensive definition of it? The presentation is an answer to this question. It will speak to "basic principles of anti-racism" and link these principles to medicine, especially the doctor-patient relationship. Bring your coffee and join us!

Speaker: Dr. Awad Ibrahim, Air Canada Endowed Professor in Anti-Racism

Awad Ibrahim is the Air Canada Endowed Professor in Anti-racism at the uOttawa Faculty of Education. He is a curriculum theorist with special interest in Black thought, Black youth studies, Hip-Hop, and Black im/migration and education. He is the author of 13 books and more than 100 publications.

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2. When Racism Makes You Sick

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Jude Mary Cénat, Ph.D, M.Sc, M.A,. B.Sc, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences

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3. Events on Main Campus:

  • Panel: An Anti-Racist and Decolonial Conversation
    Thursday, February 9, 2023
    5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Resource Centre LMX 203
  • Lecture—Reparations for the Caribbean: progress and promise
    Thursday, February 16, 2023
    5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Resource Centre LMX 203
    Information and registration
  • The Storytime
    Friday, February 17, 2023
    5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Information and registration

The Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in collaboration with the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is proud to announce the launch of a formal mentoring program at the Faculty of Medicine for Postdoctoral fellows.

For potential mentors, this is a great opportunity to give back, become a better leader, and refine your skills and networks.

We are excited to see the mentorship and outcomes which evolve from this initiative and look forward to matching you!

Top 5 reasons to become a mentor:

  • Become a better leader
  • Gain new perspectives and fresh ideas
  • Shape the leaders of tomorrow
  • Achieve personal career gains
  • Change someone’s world

If interested in becoming a mentor, kindly provide us with your information via the Survey Monkey link.