A graduate of the Université de Moncton then Université Laval, and subsequently completed a Master of Arts in Education degree at Mount Saint Vincent University. Connie has been a staff emergency physician at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax since 1989. She served as Chair of Continuing Medical Education for CAEP from 2004-2012 developing five national roadshows. A full professor of Emergency Medicine, she continues to work clinically and has served as Associate Dean for Continuing Professional Development since 2010. Connie is a CAEP Education Champion and a speaker for their EM Review Roadshow new last, year in addition to having shared leadership strategies at the National Academic Leadership Symposium in June 2015. She is a member of the IFEM CPD and education committees, Chair of the Emergency Medicine examination committee for the College of Family Physician of Canada and is on the board of Directors of the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME).
Connie provides workshops and invited lectures broadly and is involved in research in medical education she has presented nationally and internationally. Her masters' thesis focused on the Hidden Curriculum in Emergency Medicine. She is currently the Education Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine for Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She also serves a mentor to medical students, residents and junior faculty members in Emergency Medicine and in Medical Education.
Connie has been the recipient of several awards including a Freddie Film Award for the PARTY program, a Clinical Scholar Award in Education and was rated as Internet Gold (top 10 presentations) for her presentation at the Essentials of Emergency Medicine in 2015. Her innovative program “Teaching is Where it's AT" has provided more than 3500 physician-hours of accredited faculty development since its inception three years ago.