University of Toronto
Susan is an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto (UT) where she is also Coordinator of Clinical Education. Susan has recently completed a five-year term as the Coordinator of Graduate Studies where she provided leadership and program development in admissions and academic issues; in addition to that she gives in clinical education and interprofessional education. She received the inaugural Mentorship Award from the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. Susan is co-chairing the development of the new Canadian Assessment of Clinical Competence tool for clinical placements in speech-language pathology and audiology that is being created by the Canadian Academic Coordinators of Clinical Education.
Susan was the inaugural Faculty Lead – Curriculum at the Centre for Interprofessional Education (IPE) at UT where she and her colleagues led the development and implementation of the requisite IPE curriculum for 11 health science programs that began in 2009. This involved creating and integrating IPE core competencies, learning activities and the points for interprofessional education system (PIPEs), as well as assessment, evaluation and faculty leadership components. Susan has been an investigator on a variety of research projects, such as the development of an interprofessional objective structured clinical examination (iOSCE), and has published in IPE, including a new model of assessment. The Susan J. Wagner Student Leadership Award in Interprofessional Education was created in her honour and she received the Inaugural Award of Merit for Outstanding Leadership in Advancing Interprofessional Education through the Centre for IPE. Susan has a keen interest in continuing professional and faculty development and leads workshops on clinical education, IPE and dealing with conflict nationally and internationally.
Susan received a B.Sc. in Speech Pathology and Audiology from the University of Alberta and a M.Sc. in Communicative Disorders the University of Wisconsin-Madison.