Celebrating Excellence at CPD – 2017-2018 Award Winners

Each year, CPD recognizes excellence in research, scholarship, innovation, teamwork and long term commitment to continuing education for faculty at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.

This year seven awards were distributed. We are pleased to share the names and accomplishments of the 2017-2018 winners. Congratulations!

Colin Woolf Awards

Excellence in Program Development and Coordination

  • Sanjeev Sockalingam, Associate Professor, Psychiatry; Project Team
    • Medical Psychiatry Collaborative Care Certificate (MP3C)

Long Term Contributions to Continuing Professional Development

  • Ivan Silver, Professor, Psychiatry

Colin Woolf Award for Sustained Excellence in Teaching of CPD

  • Andrea Waddell, Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Fred Fallis Award in Online Learning Award

  • Kathy Boutis, Associate Professor, Paediatrics
    • ImageSim

Excellence in Interprofessional CPD Award

  • Laritka Nirula (Assistant Professor, Psychiatry), Dr. Karen Leslie (Professor, Paediatrics) and Project Team
    • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Simulation Centre and the Hospital for Sick Children Simulation Centre’s Interprofessional Simulations of Patient Experiences Across the Care Continuum – Child and Youth (iSPEACC-CY) program

Dave Davis Research Award


  • Peter Selby (Professor, Psychiatry) and Project Team
    • Training Enhancement in Applied Cessation Counselling and Health (TEACH) project


  • Paula Ravitz (Associate Professor, Psychiatry), Dr. Clare Pain (Associate Professor, Psychiatry), and Dr. Dawit Wondimagegn (Associate Professor, Psychiatry)
    • UT Department of Psychiatry Biaber Project

Ivan Silver Innovation Award

  • Peter Selby (Professor, Psychiatry) and Project Team
    • Simulation-Based Learning for Methadone Prescribing Skills

2019 Charles Mickle Fellowship

  • Ivan Silver, Professor, Psychiatry

Dr. Ivan Silver is an internationally respected leader in interprofessional education and collaboration, continuing professional development, and faculty development. Over the last 10 years, Dr. Silver has served to further amplify both the presence and importance of CPD scholarship and the international reputations of the institutions in which he has worked – namely, the University of Toronto’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD), the Centre for Faculty Development and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

He was the inaugural Vice-President of Education at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) from 2012-2018.  Prior to this he was the Vice-Dean of CEPD (2005-2011) and the inaugural director of the Centre for Faculty Development in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto (2002-2009).

Dr. Silver is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, and a geriatric psychiatrist in the outpatient department at CAMH. He continues his impactful education research and scholarship in the areas of feedback, professionalism, life-long learning, the imposter syndrome and continuing professional and faculty development.