This message is sent on behalf of Dr. Gavin Stuart, Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Vice Provost Health, The University of British Columbia and Reeta Tremblay, Vice President Academic & Provost, The University of Victoria
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Bruce Wright as Regional Associate Dean, Vancouver Island, UBC Faculty of Medicine, and Head, Division of Medical Sciences at the University of Victoria, effective July 1, 2014.
On behalf of the UBC Faculty of Medicine and the University of Victoria, please join us in congratulating Dr. Wright and welcoming him to his new role.
Dr. Wright was selected after a highly competitive international search for his high level of commitment and many contributions to medical education scholarship. He joins us from the University of Calgary as a professor in the Department of Family Medicine with a specialty in geriatric medicine, and Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education since 2006. His previous academic leadership positions include Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development, and Acting Program Director, Family Medicine Residency Program. He has also recently been involved in international medical curriculum development, including work in Nepal, Laos and Tanzania.
As Regional Associate Dean, Vancouver Island, Dr. Wright will provide strategic leadership of the undergraduate and postgraduate medical programs throughout Vancouver Island, including the development and implementation of initiatives and policies that support the growth of health education. As Head of the Division of Medical Sciences, Dr. Wright will lead the ongoing development of research capacity within Medical Sciences at the University of Victoria. In his roles, Dr. Wright will work closely with partners, such as Island Health, to facilitate the achievement of these goals. He looks forward to his move and is eager to begin collaborating with faculty, staff and students to support the health needs of the people of Vancouver Island.
Dr. Wright’s appointment follows the leadership of Dr. Oscar Casiro, who will continue in his role until the end of his term on June 30, 2014. Dr. Casiro has provided tremendous leadership and contributions in leading the development of the Island Medical Program in its first ten years, and developing a strong program of neuroscience education and research in the Division of Medical Sciences. We look forward to further opportunities to celebrate his successes and contributions with you later next year.
We would also like to express our appreciation to the members of the Search Committee, and to all of the individuals who contributed and participated in the recruitment process.
Gavin C.E. Stuart, MD, FRCSC
Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Vice Provost Health | The University of British Columbia
Reeta Tremblay, PhD
Vice President Academic & Provost | University of Victoria