The Discipline of Family Medicine promotes and encourages the wellbeing of all learners, faculty and staff. These efforts are led by the Discipline's Wellness Committee. More information on the committee, resources, and events can be found below!

Wellness Committee


The purpose of the Wellness Committee is to provide information and build awareness about departmental, faculty, and university activities/strategies. The Wellness Committee will encourage broad participation in wellness activities/strategies by having its members serve as the link between the Wellness Committee and their respective areas. Wellness Committee reports to the Chair of Family Medicine.

Committee Members

Dr. Heather Flynn - Chair
Dr. Joel Koops - Faculty Representative
Dr. Amanda Pendergast - Faculty Representative
Shenoa White - Staff Representative
Jeanine Janes - Secretary
Dr. Oleksandra Kaskun - Resident Wellness Representative
Neha Bhutani - DFM Manager of Operations
Dr. Meghan Greene - Faculty Representative (Enhanced Skills)

Wellness Events

Upcoming Events


Past Events

John Ross Walk - September 22, 2023

The 2023 John Ross Walk took place in Pouch Cove, where faculty, staff and residents hiked to the Goerge's Point lookout, part of the East Coast Trail.

JR Walk

Summer Picnic - August 14, 2023

There was a great turnout of residents, faculty and staff at the annual summer picnic in Bowering Park.


Trivia Event - March 10, 2023

Winners of the trivia event (L-R): Dr. Meghan Greene, Jacqueline Ryan, Taylor Payne, Kim Parsons



Summer Picnic - August 26, 2022

Faculty, staff and residents from the Discipline of Family Medicine enjoyed a sunny afternoon picnic in Bowering Park.




  Wellness Hike - October 29, 2021