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Good Monday morning – a holiday special at the end of this message!
1) But first, I'll start with a few safety highlights from last week:
2) UHN was named one of
Glassdoor's top 20 places to work – congratulations to everyone for making UHN a great place to work for their fellow colleagues! As I mention above, our Strategic Plan is about to be published – and in that plan, we are committing to taking our role as an employer to new heights by empowering and investing in a healthy, diverse TeamUHN. Stay tuned for more.
3) With the generous support of Cheryl and Rob McEwen,
UHN launched the McEwen Stem Cell Institute which will be led by
Dr. Gordon Keller. The McEwen Institute will play a key role in advancing our research mission – alongside our other five research institutes at UHN – by focusing on stem cell research, regenerative medicine and cell therapies. There has been much progress since the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine formed in 2007, thus leading to the evolution of the McEwen Institute.
4) If you have a question you'd like me to answer live, please join our next
Open Forum tomorrow at 12:00 p.m. in Toronto Western's main auditorium (West Wing, 2nd Floor, Room 401). I'll be providing my personal thoughts on our Engagement Survey results – you'll hear more from our colleagues in Human Resources this week – and offering a preview of our 2019-23 Strategic Plan which will be published in a week.
Livestreaming will be available here on Chrome and Firefox browsers.
5) We're getting into the holiday spirit in the corporate offices and having a door decorating contest. Please do stop by for a visit if you have time.
Grace Ivo, my Executive Assistant and commander-in-chief, had some fun taking over my door. For those of you who may not know the reference, you will want to see if "A Christmas Story" is available on Netflix…. The leg lamp is one of the most iconic movie props of all time!
A striking resemblance to Ralphie from "A Christmas Story".
Have a good week,