About OFDP

Appointment Announcement

Dr. Sylvain Coderre

Dr. Sylvain Coderre appointed Director, Teacher Development

Dr. Sylvain Coderre has been appointed as the Director of Teacher Development within the Office of Faculty Development and Performance, following an open search process.

Dr. Coderre joined CSM in 1997 in the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and served in numerous teaching and educational leadership roles.  Now a Professor, he most recently served as the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education. Dr. Coderre is a highly respected teacher, leader and colleague, and has been recognized for his excellence through many awards, including the Killam Leadership in Teaching Award, the highest educational leadership award at the University of Calgary.

Dr. Coderre's role as Director of Teacher Development includes oversight of and teaching within the longitudinal Teaching Excellence program at CSM, creation of resources to assist CSM faculty members in enhancing their teaching, and providing curriculum/teaching consultations through OFDP's Precision FacDev program.

What does OFDP do?

The Office of Faculty Development and Performance is all about helping faculty soar. Whether your focus is research, teaching, administrative leadership, clinical work, or a combination of those, we’re invested in your success. Once we meet you at New Faculty Orientation, you can’t get rid of us! If you have questions about anything or everything related to your role at the University, we’ll get you the answers or find the people who can. We support faculty reporting and analytics, career development, leadership development, and teacher development.  We offer resources, workshops, programs, and consultations for full-time academic staff and faculty members with adjunct/clinical appointments. We want to hear your new ideas for useful resources and programs and we’d love to hear about a workshop or session that you’d like to facilitate for faculty. Reach out today!

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Who is OFDP?

Dr. David Keegan

Dr. David Keegan

David is the Associate Dean of Faculty Development and an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the Cumming School of Medicine. His clinical experience spans from rural family medicine, intensive palliative care, tertiary adult and paediatric emergency medicine, to urban family medicine. His professional passions include writing national family medicine curriculum and creating and facilitating development programs, while his personal time is focused on his family, ice hockey, and community theatre.

Dr. Sylvain Coderre

Dr. Sylvain Coderre

Dr. Coderre joined CSM in 1997 in the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and served in numerous teaching and educational leadership roles.  Now a Professor, he most recently served as the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education. Dr. Coderre is a highly respected teacher, leader and colleague, and has been recognized for his excellence through many awards. When not at work, Sylvain can be found on a curling rink, at the Olympic Oval speed skating, or on a softball diamond coaching his daughters team.

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Dr. Amanda Roze Des Ordons

Amanda is a physician in critical care medicine, palliative medicine and anesthesiology. She has also completed a master’s degree in medical education, with a particular interest in teaching and research around communication with patients and families in acute care settings. In her free time… who are we kidding, we have yet to spot Amanda not working!

Kenna Kelly-Turner

Kenna Kelly-Turner

Kenna has been with UCalgary since 2013 and managing OFDP since 2017. Working in OFDP allows Kenna to combine her love of education, brilliant people, and public universities with her experience in quality assurance and improvement. Outside office hours, Kenna can be found avoiding sunlight, shaking her head at the news, volunteering with literacy initiatives, or sharing a bottle of wine with family and friends.

Terri Moleski

Terri Moleski

Terri Moleski is the Program Coordinator for OFDP.  Terri’s role focuses on Teaching Excellence in Medical Education, CSM Haskayne Leadership Program, PLUS Programs and other programs or workshops within the Office of Faculty Development and Performance. She supports eLearning design and administration, facilitating the successful execution of collaborative faculty development programming and coordinating effective communication, and opportunities for faculty development.  Terri is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Calgary, she holds a Diploma in General Business Administration as well as certificates in both Professional Management and Adult and Community Education with a focus on eLearning. 

Jade Breed

Jade Breed

As the support specialist for OFDP, Jade never experiences a dull moment. When he’s not busy providing support with academic reporting, his skills are put to good use on the many exciting projects the Office of Faculty Development and Performance is working hard to develop. His mix of experience from a number of fields including programming, design, fundraising, advertising, and quality control, all work to benefit the many OFDP projects on which Jade collaborates.

In his spare time Jade pursues self improvement, regularly attends the gym, and creates poorly written fiction which he strongly encourages his unfortunate friends to read.

Danielle Kiss

Danielle Kiss

Danielle joined OFDP in early 2019 after spending a year learning the intricacies of being a CSM administrative assistant while working for two prolific and successful researchers. She brings many years of administrative experience to the OFDP team, having been an office manager and technical editor for forensic engineers/accident reconstructionists in her pre-UCalgary career.

In her off-campus life, you can find Danielle digging in her garden, camping in Kananaskis, volunteering in her community, and being a super enthusiastic hockey mom!