Dr. Jonathan White
Jonathan was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and lived for most of my life by the shores of the Belfast Lough in a little town called Carrickfergus. He graduated from the Queen'sUniversity of Belfast in 1993 and trained as a surgeon in Northern Ireland before moving to Calgary for Surgi-cal Oncology fellowship training in 2004. He tells people that he came to Canada by accident. He is currently a consultant surgeon at the Royal Alexandra Hospital with a practice focused on colorectal disease and pelvic oncology. He describes his current role there as his "dream job", and cites this as his reason for staying in Canada. Jonathan is married to his teenage sweetheart Paula; they became Canadian citizens in 2012. Jonathan has been involved in surgical education for more than 15 years and obtained a Masters Degree in Medical Education from the University of Calgary in 2009. He teaches in a variety of settings in medical school and residency and has won national, university, fac-ulty and departmental awards for innovation and leadership in education. He was selected as the John Provan Canadian Outstanding Surgical Educator for 2010/11 and was awarded the University of Alberta’s McCalla Professorship in 2010 for Research in Teaching. He is also the co-creator of the ‘Surgery 101’ podcast series. He has published 40 peer-reviewed papers and 120 peer-reviewed podcasts, and has given over 200 presentations at national and international meetings. In 2011, Jonathan was named as the University of Alberta's first Tom Williams Endowed Chair in Surgical Education. In 2014, he became the first surgeon ever selected as a 3M National Teaching Fellow, and also received the University of Alberta’s Rutherford Award for Excellence in Teaching.