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Site Coordinators

Dr. Nahid Azad - University of Ottawa, Dr. Debbie Penava - University of Western Ontario

A site coordinator at each school facilitates the local integration of the resource. Funding from the Ontario Women’s Health Council supported one half day per week of faculty time at each school during Phase II of the project.

The site coordinators work together to share ideas and resources and provide a link between the project team, the local curriculum committee and the project as a whole.

The site coordinators worked with the students at each school and guided the development of materials and supervised the students.  This was an opportuntity to develop positive mentoring relationships.


University of Ottawa

Nahid Azad, MD, FRCPC

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

Director, Geriatric Assessment Unit, the Ottawa Hospital

Director, Office of Gender & Equity, Faculty of Medicine

Clinical Investigator, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Dr. Rupa Patel, site coordinator Queen’s University





Queen’s University

Rupa Patel, MD, CCFP

Department of Family Medicine


Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Sarah Strasser,  MB BS, FRACGP, FACRRM

Associate Professor of General Practice,

Director of Faculty Development NOSM 


University of Western Ontario

Debbie Penava, MD, FRCSC, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology



McMaster University

Dr. Lee-Anne Facey-Crowther site coordinator McMaster University

Lee-Anne Facey-Crowther, BA PHE, BEd, MD, Diploma in Sports Medicine

Community Family Medicine



University of Toronto


Professor, Departments of Medicine and Health Administration