​​​​​This week UHN's Board Chair, John Mulvihill will be travelling to Ottawa for his investiture into the Order of Canada. John was made a Member of the Order of Canada in January for his philanthropic contributions and voluntary service to health care. The ceremony will officially induct him into the Order. Congratulations John!

The U.S. Election

Many of you have asked me about the results of the U.S. election and, like almost everyone I've talked to this week, I find it very hard to understand. As health care professionals we strive to treat everyone we see – patients, their families, and each other – as deserving of compassionate care and give our best efforts to return people to health. I believe most Canadians try hard to be tolerant and compassionate as individuals. We are far from perfect in these aims but all we can do is hold ourselves accountable for our own behaviour and collectively work for tolerance and support of each other.

UHN's Purpose, Values & Principles (PVP) – coming soon!

The electronic jam on the draft of our Purpose, Values & Principles (PVP) was incredibly successful – during the 18 hours of online discussion hosted by UHN's senior leaders, over 3,700 participants logged in to view or engage with the discussion, resulting in 305 comments by staff. Since that time our team has been working hard, reviewing the discussions and ensuring the final PVP reflects the UHN community. After a lot of work, I am excited to let you know that we will be launching the final PVP at the end of the month. Over the course of three days we will be bringing the PVP to each UHN site to share the final document. I will share more details about when and where this is happening in next week's Looking Ahead, so stayed tuned.

Michener Student Awards Ceremony

Last week I had the privilege of attending Michener's Student Awards Ceremony. This ceremony is a great reminder of how accomplished our students are and what an incredibly close and unique bond exists between our faculty and students. Our faculty is deeply committed to nurturing students' success, and that came out in their nominations for the awards. We are also so fortunate to have a group of very generous donors and sponsors whose generosity is helping contribute to the achievements of our students and graduates. The energy and enthusiasm our students have for their fields is tremendous – the future of health care is truly in great hands.

IT Pulse Survey

The IT Transformation has been progressing well through its first eight months and the IT Transformation team is getting ready to launch its second Digital Pulse survey. This Digital Pulse survey will give you the opportunity to share your thoughts with David Jaffray (EVP of Technology and Innovation), Lydia Lee (SVP, Chief Information Officer), David Wiljer (Education Technology Lead) and our IT Leadership Team on how technology and digital services are currently supporting your work and where you feel improvements need to be made. Look for the survey to be launched in the next week.



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