Introducing Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s Dean: Dr. John Yoo
Western is one of Canada’s great universities and Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry has an incredible academic profile with an international reputation. So, when you ask me how I feel, I feel deeply humbled, of course. I feel deeply humbled and honoured to be given this opportunity, and at the same time, I’m also extremely excited about the opportunities that we have in front of us. You know, over the past 25 years I’ve worked hand in hand with many of the clinicians and scientists within our faculty and I know there’s an intense desire right now for us to move to the next level, move to the next level of prominence as a research intensive organization. And so that that type of energy inspires me. And the fact that I have the opportunity to be able to help direct that energy into the future is exciting and inspiring for me. Over the past few months I’ve had the great opportunity to to meet and get to know our new president Alan Shepherd and and our new Provost Andy Hrymak and they have a big vision for this University and and in fact it’s clear that their vision involves an important, prominent role that Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry will have. And so, as I hear what their plans are for the School, they’ve encouraged all of us to think big about our School, have the big ideas and that should be a siren for all of us to play our part and ensure that we can move to the next level.