Faculty Affairs is pleased and excited to launch our first-ever wellness program!
The purpose of this program is to provide support on an array of issues affecting our Clinical Faculty. The program has been developed to be a limited number of encounters, not an ongoing support relationship. This is an entirely confidential program, and the Wellness Peers will not be reporting names or any identifying demographics to Faculty Affairs.
Clinical Faculty members can simply call any of the Wellness Peers on the list below, regardless of location or specialty. Our primary concern is the well-being of our faculty.
If you have any questions about this initiative, please feel free to contact Dr. Harshad Telang, Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org, Dr. Prashant Jani, NOSM U CSD Faculty Wellness Lead or one of the Wellness Peers using their information provided below.
A Letter from the Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs
Dr. Prashant A. Jani, Wellness Lead
Dr. Jani is the inaugural Clinical Sciences Division Faculty Wellness Lead. He has been practicing as a Pathologist and an Associate Professor of Pathology for the past 15 years and has been dedicated to promoting wellness for over 25 years. More specifically, he is a dedicated yoga instructor who has provided mental, physical and spiritual well-being in Thunder Bay for nearly two decades.
Dr. Jani is a highly regarded motivational speaker, has participated in numerous national and international health and wellness programs, and is the founder of the Superior Yoga Festival, Festival of India, Festival of Colours and Superior Veg Fest in Thunder Bay. Recently, he established NovaCare Health and Wellness Centre in Thunder Bay to rehabilitate patients with chronic diseases.
Dr. Shannon Wiebe, Wellness Peer
Dr. Pam McDermott, Wellness Peer
Therapy techniques: CBT, DBT, ACT, Supportive, Psychodynamic
Affiliations: Fellow of the Canadian College of Family Physicians, Canadian Association of MAiD Assessors and Providers, Associate Professor at NOSM University
Interests: All outdoor sports/activities, Dogs, Environmental protection, Friends and family
Dr. Sean Bryan, Wellness Peer
Dr. Benjamin Langer, Wellness Peer
Dr. Laurie Kibiuk, Wellness Peer
Dr. Susan Hegge, Wellness Peer
Please consider completing our Clinical Faculty Wellness Survey to help shape wellness programming for you and your colleagues.