2016 3M National Teaching Fellowship
2015 Canadian Association for Medical Education, Certificate of Merit Award
2013 President’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Learning
• Canadian Council for Medical Education (CCME)
• American Association of Anatomists (AAA)
• American Association of Clinical Anatomists (AACA)
• Association of Anatomy, Cell Biology and Neurobiology Chairpersons (AACBNC)
• Canadian Association for Midwifery Education (CAM Ed)
• Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE)
• Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE)
• Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE)
• Pathology Executive Committee
• Midwifery Curriculum Committee.
1. Wainman, BC, Kesner J, Martin I, Meadows J, Krieg E, Tsuji L. Menstrual Cycle Perturbation by Organohalogens and Elements in the Cree of James Bay, Canada. Chemosphere.149:190-201. 2016
2. Fernandes AR, Palombella A, Salfi J, Wainman B. Dissecting through barriers: A mixed-methods study on the effect of interprofessional education in a dissection course with health care professional students. Anat Sci Educ. 8(4):305-16, 2015.
3. Mostafaei, F, McNeill, F, Chettle, D, Wainman, B, Pidruczny, A, Prestwich, W. Measurements of fluorine in contemporary urban Canadians: a comparison of the levels found in human bone using in vivo and ex vivo neutron activation analysis” Physiol Meas. 36(3):465-87. 2015
4. Al-Ebraheem, A, Dao, E; Desouza, E, Li, C., Wainman, B, McNeill, F, Farquharson, M. Effect of sample preparation techniques on the concentrations and distributions of elements in biological tissues using µSRXRF: A comparative study” Physiol Meas. 36(3):N51-60. 2015
5. Khot, Z, Quinlan, K, Norman, GE, Wainman, BC. The relative effectiveness of computer-based and traditional resources for education in anatomy. Anatomical Science Education. Volume 6(4):211-5. 2013.
6. Desouza, ED, Atiya, IA, Al-Ebraheem, A., Wainman, BC, Fleming, DEB, MacNeill, FE, Farquharson, MJ, Characterization of the depth distribution of Ca, Fe and Zn in skin samples, using synchrotron micro-X-Ray Fluorescence (S-microXRF) to help quantify in-vivo measurements of elements in the skin. Applied Radiation and Isotopes. Volume 77:68-75. 2013.
Associate Professor



I am the Director of the Education Program in Anatomy as well as the Surgical Skills Lab at McMaster University. My faculty home is in pathology where I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine though I am also an Associate Member of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McMaster University and the Coordinator of Biological Sciences for the Ontario Midwifery Consortium.

My research is on interprofessional education, cognitive psychology and the effects of environmental contaminants on fertility and the menstrual cycle. During the past two years I have published several enhanced eBooks including “Pharmacology Revealed” and “Physical Assessment of the Well Woman and Newborn.” I am currently working with the team putting together the Comprehensive Midwifery series of eBooks. My research is moving towards the effects of virtual reality and augmented reality in learning anatomy and three-dimensional tasks.

I lecture at McMaster mainly on anatomy, pharmacology and reproductive physiology to the MD, undergrad health sciences and Midwifery programs. I have been fortunate enough to receive the McMaster Student Union award for teaching four times, the 2013 President’s Award for Educational Innovation, the Canadian Association for Medical Education Certificate of Merit Award for 2015 and a 3M National Teaching Fellowship in 2016.