College of Medicine

Dr. Sarah Forgie joined the University of Saskatchewan on July 1, 2024. She was a professor and pediatric infectious disease specialist at the University of Alberta and Stollery Children’s Hospital, where she held numerous leadership roles including Academic Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Vice-Provost Learning Initiatives. She has also held leadership roles in infection prevention and control in Alberta Health Services and served in national roles as the as Vice-President of Pediatric Chairs of Canada and President of the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Canada. In all these roles, her commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion is evident through her contributions to hiring, retention, promotion, and mentoring.   

Dr. Forgie earned a BSc in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Toronto followed by an MD and postgraduate training in pediatrics and infectious diseases from the University of Manitoba. After joining the University of Alberta, Dr. Forgie completed a Master of Education as a member of the inaugural class specializing in health sciences education. An accomplished educator, Dr. Forgie embraces creativity and innovation in all learning settings and is currently studying the integration of Indigenous ways of knowing into postgraduate medical education. Dr. Forgie has been honoured with many teaching accolades, including Canada’s highest teaching excellence award, the 3M National Teaching Fellowship. 

Throughout her career, Dr. Forgie has grown and maintained research programs bringing diverse groups together in the areas of infectious diseases, infection prevention, and teaching innovations in health sciences education. Her work integrating teaching and research was recognized with a University of Alberta McCalla Professorship and she has received grants from institutional and national sources, including Tri-Council funding. Substantive portions of this funding have supported the training of students, and her collaborative research approach promotes interdisciplinary scholarship and uplifting the research activities of those around her.  Her research achievements have positioned her as a sought-after invited speaker both nationally and internationally on such topics as a better future for academic medicine.  

Dr. Forgie is looking forward to many new opportunities as Dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan to advance health sciences education, research, and healthcare leadership with a focus on equity, innovation, collaboration, and community engagement.  

Executive Assistant
Alyson Rees
Tel: 306-966-6149