Dr. Natasha Rajah was just named to the new position of Assistant Dean, Academic Career Development, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill. This role, together with the new post of Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs, will in part assume responsibilities previously associated with the position of Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, which has been held by Anne McKinney, PhD, since January 2019.
As Assistant Dean, Academic Career Development, Dr. Rajah will take a leadership role in faculty orientation and mentorship programs, including the Telemachus Scholars Program, in collaboration with the Associate Dean, Faculty Development, and assure the programs’ on-going optimization to effectively meet emerging and evolving needs at both the Montreal and Outaouais campuses and across clinical and research-intensive settings. She will develop and implement mechanisms to promote communication and exchange related to faculty mentorship, wellness, and career development across all Schools and Departments. She will also manage career awards for the FMHS, overseeing transparent and equitable competitions and advising on strategic prioritization. Dr. Rajah will actively advance the FMHS commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion across all these portfolios.
Congratulations Dr. Rajah!