Why Mentorship is Good for Your Health and Ideas for How to Get There
2017 John McNeill Excellence in Health Research Mentorship Award
Date: 18 Apr 2018
Presented by: Keynote Lecture - Dr. Colleen Varcoe
Room: Robert Sindelar Seminar Room 3340, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC, 2405 Wesbrook Mall
Attracting high calibre trainees and colleagues to deepen and extend your research is critical to success as an academic, yet recruiting cannot become a mercenary, self-serving endeavor. My program of research in ameliorating the risks and health effects of violence, including cultural safety, harm reduction, and trauma- and violence-informed care, is not a “sexy” area which attracts many students and scholars.
The John McNeill Excellence in Health Research Mentorship Award prompted me to systematically analyze what has worked, and what I might have done differently to amplify my success and wellbeing earlier. In this talk, I will share my strategies to engage and propel highly qualified, productive, competitive postdoctoral fellows, doctoral students and colleagues.