Undergrad Education Committee

The mandate of the Undergraduate Education Committee is to ensure that minimum standards are met for undergraduate palliative medical education at all Canadian medical schools.

Goals for 2016-17

  1. Evaluate the demand and capacity for undergraduate electives at all 17 Canadian medical schools using a standardized electives tracking sheet.
  2. Support undergraduate representatives from the Canadian faculties of medicine to champion PEOLC curriculum changes within their programs
  3. Engage partner organizations to help influence and champion curriculum change
  4. Continue to analyze the extent to which EFPPEC competencies are incorporated into current medical school curricula
  5. Bring to realization the Undergraduate Narrative Medicine Award for presentation in 2017 including development and approval of a TOR and creation of a selection committee for the award
  6. Support educators and students in their ability to address suffering and how to respond to patients in need
  7. Work with the Board of the CSPCP to advocate for improved funding and support for PEOLC education


The work of the Undergraduate Education Committee is supported by grants from Purdue Pharma and Innovatives Medicines Canada. Our committee works in collaboration with the numerous partners including the Canadian Medical Association, the Medical Council of Canada, Pallium Canada, and the Association of the Faculties of Medicine of Canada.

Dr. Anne Boyle (Chair) – McMaster University
Dr. Sarah Burton-MacLeod – University of Alberta
Dr. Margaret Cottle – University of British Columbia
Dr. Russell Loftus – University of Calgary
Dr. Jeff Dempster – Dalhousie University
Dr. Lucie Baillargeon – Université Laval
Dr. Paul Daeninck – University of Manitoba
Dr. Tim Hiebert – University of Manitoba
Dr. Donald Ginsberg – McGill University
Dr. Alan Taniguchi – McMaster University
Dr. Susan MacDonald – Memorial University
Dr. Serge Daneault – Université de Montréal
Dr. Marie-Christine Carrier – Université de Montréal
Dr. Andrew Knight – Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Dr. Kathy Simpson – Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Dr. Shirley Bush – University of Ottawa
Dr. Craig Goldie – Queen’s University
Dr. Karen Mohr – University of Saskatchewan
Dr. Carl Bromwich – Université de Sherbrooke
Dr. Risa Bordman – University of Toronto
Dr. Donna Spaner – University of Toronto
Dr. Valerie Schulz – University of Western Ontario
Dr. Srini Chary – Pallium Canada
Mr. Joshua Stanley – Student representative