Notable Alumni: Beverly Bulmer

Beverly Bulmer is the Vice President, Education at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, the first Physiotherapist to hold this position within Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network’s (TAHSN) academic teaching hospitals.  Bev graduated from the University of Toronto in 1996 and first worked as a Physiotherapist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre before taking on a Research Coordinator role within the trauma and orthopedics program. In 2006, she joined St. Michael’s as a Physiotherapist within the Mobility program, and completed the Advanced Care Practitioner in Arthritis Care program in 2009.  Bev subsequently held progressive leadership positions within St. Michael’s including Manager of Academic Affairs, Physiotherapy Professional Practice Leader, and Director, Health Disciplines Practice and Education, before ultimately accepting the role of Vice President, Education in July 2016.

Bev’s commitment to interprofessional practice, education, and research excellence has been demonstrated through her leadership in a number of initiatives at St Michael’s.  Bev co-led the Quality Improvement Fellowship, as well as the Interprofessional Practice Based Research strategy in order to support a model of collaborative academic practice. She was also instrumental in developing the inaugural Interprofessional Strategic Plan (2012-2015) and the last three Education Portfolio’s Strategic Plans.  Externally, Bev has established relationships throughout the TAHSN network, and is currently the Principle Investigator for the TAHSN-wide study exploring the impact of orientation on learner experience, showcasing her continued efforts to shape health professions education at a system level.

Bev is a lifelong learner with a strong sense of curiosity, which she instills in her colleagues.  Bev holds a Masters of Science in Community Health from the University of Toronto, is an Education Scholars Program Graduate class of 2012, and is currently enrolled in the Advanced Health Leadership Program at Rotman School of Management.