We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Saleem Razack to the position of Director, Office of Social Accountability and Community Engagement (SACE), Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, effective July 1, 2016. Dr. Razack has been leading this new Office on an interim basis since the fall of 2015, when it was created as a separate service to support the Faculty’s social accountability mandate and accreditation requirements related to equity and diversity.
Reporting directly to the Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean of Medicine, Dr. Razack will establish a strategic vision in this area for the Faculty of Medicine at large. Under his leadership, the Office will develop programs to support the diversity and equity needs of students, professors and staff, as well as initiatives to help ensure the Faculty reflects the society it serves. He will provide guidance and expertise to support the Faculty’s social accountability and community engagement objectives, as well as its accreditation requirements. He will oversee the coordination, communication and delivery of the Office’s mandate.
Prior to taking on this new position, Dr. Razack served as Assistant Dean, Admissions, Equity and Diversity at the Faculty of Medicine from 2009 to 2015. He is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at McGill, and a Core Faculty Member at the McGill Centre for Medical Education. Dr. Razack is a practicing physician at the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre, where he also serves as Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
Dr. Razack joined McGill from the University of Toronto in 1990 to complete his residency training at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. Over the years, he has held a number of administrative positions, including in 2011 Co-Chair and Lead on the Future of Medical Education in Canada (Postgraduate Project) Environmental Scan Team on Social Diversity Education in Postgraduate Training in Canada. Since 2010, he has been responsible for teaching the MDCM program’s integrated diversity curriculum.
Dr. Razack’s current research involves both qualitative and quantitative work related to diversity, equity and access in medical education. He has received numerous awards, including the 2012 May Cohen Gender Equity Award, presented by the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada. Also in 2012, he became the inaugural recipient of the Faculty of Medicine’s Haile T. Debas Award for promoting equity and diversity at all levels of the Faculty of Medicine at McGill.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Razack into this new position and in wishing him success as he takes the helm of this new office.
|Dr. David Eidelman|
Vice-Principal (Health Affairs)
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine
|Dr. Mara Ludwig|
Vice-Dean, Academic Affairs
August 25, 2016