Leadership Team


chris heydDr. Chris Heyd (@cgheyd) is a emergency physician and trauma team leader at Hamilton Health Sciences. He is interested in trauma and mass casualty medicine and how simulation can be used to prepare individuals and teams for rare and unusual events. He completed medical school in Victoria (UBC) and residency in Hamilton (McMaster). He also holds a certificate in Disaster Management from Ryerson University.


Photo_Baylis3Dr. Jared Baylis (@baylis_jared) is an emergency physician and simulation educator at Kelowna General Hospital. He is also the Medical Director of Simulation for the Interior Health Authority as well as the Medical Education Sim Lead for UBC’s Southern Medical Program. He has an interest in simulation, medical education, and administration/leadership and completed his simulation fellowship through the Centre of Excellence for Simulation Education and Innovation in Vancouver, BC, his residency at UBC (@KelownaEM), and medical school at Queen’s University. Jared is currently a MMEd student through Dundee University.

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Dr. Kyla Caners is an emergency physician in Hamilton, Ontario. She also serves as the Simulation Director for the FRCP-EM residency program. She completed both her Bachelor of Science and her medical degree at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Caners then completed both her FRCP emergency medicine training and her fellowship in simulation and medical education at McMaster University. In the process, she developed a simulation curriculum for the FRCP residents at McMaster. She hopes that this blog will help save other programs from the need to “start from scratch.” She is particularly excited about bringing the FOAMed concept (already pervasive within the EM community) to the simulation world.

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Anson Dinh (@AnsonDinh) is a medical student at the University of Saskatchewan, Class of 2021.  He has an interest in design, simulation, and emergency medicine.  He is especially excited to see the use of virtual reality in the future of simulation.  Outside of medicine you will find him cycling, bouldering, cooking, and journaling with his fountain pen collection.

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