Appointment of Dr. Christie Newton as Director, Interprofessional Education

Dr. Christie Newton, has been appointed as Director, Interprofessional Education, UBC Faculty of Medicine, effective May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2017.

Dr. Newton is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Practice and Director of the Department’s Continuing Professional Development and Community Engagement activities.   She is also involved in many interprofessional activities including Director of Professional Development of the Division of Interprofessional Education for the College of Health Disciplines, Planning Committee for the Health Care Team Challenge, CanMEDs 2015 Expert Working Group for the Collaborator Role and Co-Chair of the Collaborator Role Working Group of the National College of Family Physicians.

In this new role, Dr. Newton will connect with committees and working groups across the Faculty, our partners and UBC to develop targeted and integrated plans for interprofessional education, reporting to the Associate Dean, Health Professions Education.

Dr. Newton’s appointment will follow the leadership of Dr. Lesley Bainbridge who stepped down from this role prior to her retirement later this year. I would like to take this opportunity to once again thank Dr. Bainbridge for her leadership and commitment to this role and wish her all the best.

Congratulations , Dr. Newton!