Dr. Sarah Buydens, Regional Faculty Development Director, Island Medical Program. Dr. Buydens earned her PhD in Educational Psychology and Leadership studies from the University of Victoria (UVic), specializing in Counselling Psychology. She spent a decade as a senior therapist at the Men’s Trauma Centre, as well as taught in the undergraduate and master’s programs at UVic and the Island Medical Program (IMP) for many years. She also has a private counselling practice. As an academic, her research interests span both qualitative and quantitative methodologies and include mentorship, trauma, and non-traditional roles/careers. Sarah currently resides in Victoria with her husband, drives a car run on homemade bio-diesel and is an avid gardener.