Medical Skills Centre Team

 

 

Arriving at Medskills

The Medical Skills Centre and Booking Services share a reception area and a manager.

When you enter the Medical Skills Centre, the first people you're likely to meet are Vaughn & Alec,  the Booking Services team. Their job does not include knowing details about the events, courses or activities are going within the MSC. They do the room booking confirmations, set-up and tear down for events throughout the entire Health Sciences Centre - for more information on that, contact Booking Services

So for assistance regarding activities with the MSC itself - look for one of these folks ....

 

Jeanne Mack

Jeanne Mack - Manager, MSC & Booking Services

Jeanne has had an extensive career at the University of Calgary with experience in various administrative roles since 1996.  As the manager responsible for Booking Services and the Medical Skills Centre, she has established performance standards, developed policies and procedures, and has implemented new processes to improve services for partner educational and business units.

Jeanne received her Certificate in Professional Management from the University of Calgary, is a graduate of the University’s UManage program, and also a certified Business Analyst.

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Rainer Kahl

Rainer Kahl - Team Leader

Rainer is a really nice guy - he's thoughtful, friendly, intelligent. He's well educated. He's a great listener. He always brings a balanced point of view and calm equanimity.

You know what Rainer can't do? Submit a bio.

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Dennis Corrie

Dennis Corrie

Dennis started as a Radio DJ in Winnipeg (where he was born) at CKY. Discovered the Guess Who, Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman. Made the top ten disc jockey’s in Canada list several times. First DJ in North America to play the Beatles, Rolling Stones and other Brit acts. Had a weekly radio program in Adelaide, Australia. Headhunted to Calgary where he worked radio and TV. Again made the top ten list, was Quizmaster on Reach For The Top  (CBC-TV) for 16 seasons. Was a writer and editor for Phyllis Diller. Started as an SP in the 90’s, and later became an SP trainer and casting guy. Loves to travel with his wife and daughters, has a dog named Jack and is a very lazy stamp collector.  Also: Dennis is the only actor to have been killed twice on Fargo the TV series.

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Chris Enright

Chris Enright

Chris Enright is an actor and improvisor who has worked in theatre, film and television.    A founding member and co-producer of the improvised soap opera Dirty Laundry (now in its twentieth season) Chris also improvises with The Kinkonauts.   He was born in Calgary and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Calgary.  He's been working in the field of simulation and Standardized Patient training for over twenty years.   Chris is also an avid gardener.

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Hal

Hal Kerbes

Armed with a B.Mus in Voice from U of C, and and offer from a contemporary dance company, Hal went to work for the Calgary Board of Education. Then he taught band for the Air Force, then hawked musical instruments & pianos. Self employed since 1982,  he worked in theatre, film & TV, wrote a TV series, hundreds of interactive mysteries and 17 Christmas musicals. He toured with an acapella quartet,  designed and built costumes, curated a folk festival, facilitated certifying exams for Chiropractors. For twenty years, he and his wife Kathryn operated Shadow Productions, receiving the Harry & Martha Cohen Award  for sustained and significant contribution to Calgary theatre. Hal also received the Greg Bond Memorial Award for Musical Theatre. An SP since the 1990s, he was also the lead for the Well Man program. When life threw a curve his final audition in 2016 led to the  role of “assistant trainer for Medskills” - where he’s now into his fourth great season of an open-ended run. 

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Jamie

Jamie LaRue Matchuliss

Jamie is a Calgary based actor, singer, puppeteer, aspiring writer and arts educator. She has had the privilege of working as a Standardized Patient with the University of Calgary since 2013 and is now excited to move into the role of Trainer. Jamie is married, has two cats (Rorschach & Apollo), her own Gluten Free baking business and is aspiring to play the guitar! She holds a Diploma in Theatre Arts from Playhouse North School of Theatre as well as a BA in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Calgary.

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David

David LeRigny

In addition to his 12 years as a standardized patient trainer, David Lerigny’s career as a professional actor spans 40 years and over 350 stage and media productions. He is a recipient of the 1993 Best Actor and 2007 Best Narrator AMPIAS, the 2000 COHEN AWARD (for sustained and significant contribution to Calgary theatre) and the 2010 Supporting Actor BETTY MITCHELL AWARD for SHAKESPEARE’S DOG at ATP.  He is also a dialect and acting coach, most notably FARGO seasons 2 and 3.  Film and TV roles include TIN STAR, FARGO (TV), RAT RACE, PASSCHENDAELE, HELL ON WHEELS, APTN’s BLACKSTONE. MIRACLE ON CHRISTMAS LAKE, WYNONNA EARP and many more. David is known as an actor under the moniker David LeReaney – that’s how you’ll find him on IMDB - and you can also visit  www.davidlereaney.com 

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Jantina

Jantina McMurray

Jantina graduated from the University of Calgary in 2014 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. She briefly worked as an emergency veterinarian before leaving clinical practice to focus on research and teaching. She has published journal articles on canine medical conditions, emergency ultrasound procedures, and client communication, and she travels throughout western Canada and the United States teaching ultrasound labs. She also works as a subcontractor in the oil and gas health and safety field. When she's not working, Jantina trains for trail running and obstacle course racing. She has competed in Reykjavík, Iceland and at the Spartan World Championships in California. Although she no previous acting experience, while in hospital in 2017 her doctor told her about the Standardized Patient program and suggested that her experience and education might make for a good fit!

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Kat

Kathryn Waters

With a small town upbringing and a big city education, Kathryn has made Calgary her home since 2005.  Throughout her 20s in the theatre biz she wore all the hats: performer, director, producer, administrator... but her penchant for play also proved its value as she advanced a career in childcare.  Now, ten years and ten tiny humans later, Kathryn is excited to leave the diapers behind and spend more time with the grown-ups at Medskills!

When she's not working with learners big and small, you can often find Kathryn in the bar playing chess, in the saddle on her horse, or in the mountains skiing, hiking, and scrambling.  That is unless of course she's at home doing her favourite things: avoiding her laundry and keeping her couch from flying away.

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Christopher

Christopher Youngren

Born and Raised in Calgary, Christopher attended the University of Calgary Drama program for 2 years before moving to Montreal to study at the National Theatre School where he graduated in 1976. He returned to Calgary in the early 80s and has been based here ever since. He began doing Standardised Patient work around 1981 and began working as a Trainer in 1990. He has been the Standardised Patient Co-ordinator for the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) Clinical Qualifying Exams in Calgary since 2002.

Christopher was nominated for a Betty award in the category of Best Supporting Actor in 2009. He was beat out by some guy named David Lereaney… Christopher has become quite philosophical.

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