About OFDP

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Dr. Sarah Anderson appointed Scientist Educator

Dr. Anderson has been appointed Scientist Educator in the Office of Faculty Development and Performance (OFDP) as of January 1, 2022.

The Science Educator works with science faculty members to sharpen their teaching skills and develop innovative strategies for science education in the Cumming School of Medicine.

This is a brand new role and OFDP is delighted that Dr. Anderson is taking it on and carving out a new space for faculty development.

Learn more about Dr. Anderson in her bio below!

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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What does Faculty Analytics do?

Faculty Analytics provides support for the management, analysis and reporting of public and private data to research and business units within the CSM and throughout the university. If you would like assistance in these areas, please reach out today!

Who is OFDP?

Dr. Sarah Anderson

Dr. Sarah Anderson

Dr. Sarah Anderson is an instructor with the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy and is a Scientist Educator with the OFDP Team. Sarah's neuroeducation-based research seeks to inform teaching and learning by understanding the biology of learning. This approach combines neural (EEG), biometric (eye-tracking), and behavioural data as novel proximal measures of learning in higher education. She uses this evidence to inform best practices and applies lessons learned in her approaches as an anatomy educator in medical and undergraduate programs. Sarah also enjoys curriculum development, brainstorming new ideas with colleagues, and serves on several educational committees. Outside of work, Sarah spends time playing with clay in the pottery studio, growing plants, travelling, and connecting with family and friends.

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.

Dr. Richard Hawkes

Dr. Richard Hawkes

Professor, Cell Biology & Anatomy and member, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.

Dr. Hawkes joined CSM in the role of Head of Cell Biology & Anatomy at the University of Calgary. After ten years as Department Head he spent four years as Associate Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies, followed by ten years as Senior Associate Dean Research in Medicine, for four of which he also served as Associate Vice President Research for the University. Richard runs Faculty Analytics for CSM.

Richard is a wonderful storyteller and enjoys walking his dog.

Dr. David Keegan

Dr. David Keegan

David is the Associate Dean of Faculty Development and Performance and a Professor of Family Medicine at the Cumming School of Medicine. He works in comprehensive urban family medicine care including clinics, long-term care, and in-home palliative and frailty care (i.e., house calls!). He is the founding editor of LearnFM, the collaborative Canadian family medicine curriculum, and is passionate about creating and facilitating faculty development programs. He loves going on outdoor adventures with his family and being between the pipes on the ice.

Dr. Marcy Mintz

Dr. Marcy Mintz

Dr. Marcy Mintz is a Clinical Professor and a general internist with over 20 years of clinical experience at the Foothills Medical Centre. She has a strong interest in education, with previous roles as the Internal Medicine Clerkship Director (2006-2011) and Internal Medicine Program Director (2015-2021). She has also been involved with the RCPSC written exam committee (2001-2007) and has been a RCPSC oral examiner since 2012. She enjoys her roles as a Master Teacher, student academic coach, and resident academic advisor. Dr. Mintz has received numerous awards at the undergraduate, postgraduate, departmental, faculty, and national level. When not at work she enjoys cooking, going for long walks with her westie, and spending time with her three boys and her husband.

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.

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!

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. 

Luigi Riscaldino

Luigi Riscaldino

Luigi joined the OFDP in 2020 as the Faculty Development Support Specialist. With the University of Calgary in one form or another since 1997—when he arrived in Calgary from Montreal—Luigi has experienced what it is like at UCalgary to be a graduate and undergraduate student, part-time and full-time employee, and even a standardized patient. He has worked on main campus, at the Foothills campus, and beyond. He brings his wide-ranging university experience to the OFDP and looks forward to helping the team out on many exciting initiatives in addition to providing support with academic reporting. Luigi volunteers as a Local 52 council member and, when not at work, he divides his time between hanging out and travelling with his family, (slowly) continuing his degree in Italian Studies, and acting in theatre, film, television, and voice over.