Mentorship Events

Upcoming Events

Find other DFCM events here. 

Contact the Mentorship Team to find out what future events are being planned.

Mentors’ Canyon

Watch a narrative vignette which highlights a successful mentor-mentee pair from DFCM. Through video interviews, our mentor-mentee pairs share their stories, lessons learned and the impact of mentoring relationships. We will post new interviews every few months.  

If you would like to nominate an impactful mentor-mentee pair from DFCM, please contact   

Meet our inaugural interviewees - Dr. Meeta Patel (mentor) and Dr. Nancy Li (mentee)

Past Events

Mentorship for Retirement – Perspectives to Consider – Panel Event (March 28, 2023)

Recently retired colleagues shared their wisdom and practical tips on how to traverse this major milestone successfully. Panelists included Drs. Helen Batty, David White and Barbara Stubbs.

Watch the event recording now.

Successful Paths to Promotion from a Mentorship Lens - Panel Event (August 9, 2022)

This event was led by Dr. Viola Antao (DFCM Mentorship Lead), who gave a brief introduction to DFCM Mentorship and our new promotion-focused initiative. Dr. David White (Vice-Chair, Family Doctor Leadership and Member of the Department Promotions Committee (DPC)) also provided a brief introduction.

Dr. Antao introduced the below presenters. The event recording begins with Dr. Nyhof-Young's presentation.


Dr. Joyce Nyhof-Young, BSc, MSc, PhD

Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Education Scientist, Academics Program & the Family Health Team, Women’s College Hospital

Education Scientist, Office of Education Scholarship, Department of Family & Community Medicine

Education Scientist, Department of Family and Community Medicine, St Michael’s Hospital

Dr. Nyhof-Young was promoted to Full Professor in 2020 and can provide insights on the Teaching and Education and Creative Professional Activity (CPA) streams. 

Dr. David W. Eisen, BA, LL.B., MBA, MD, CCFP, FCFP

Associate Professor, University of Toronto 

Chief, Department of Family and Community Medicine, North York General Hospital   

Family Medicine Teaching Unit 

Dr. Eisen was promoted to Associate Professor in 2021 and can provide tips on leadership and insights on the teaching with a waiver of external review process. 

Dr. Allan Grill, MD, CCFP (COE), MPH, FCFP, CCPE  

Associate Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of Toronto  

Lead Physician, Markham Family Health Team  

Chief, Dept. Of Family Medicine, Markham Stouffville Hospital

Dr. Grill was promoted to Associate Professor in 2019 and can provide insights on the Creative Professional Activity (CPA) stream.