DYC’s first faculty retreat was a huge success. The event took place June 12-14 at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville, NY with 26 attendees. The many projects worked on included retooling an animal handling lecture, revising and evidence-based medicine course series for a hybrid educational environment, developing outcomes for a research experience, and developing a new course in Biotechnology. One faculty member commented that the retreat was, “a wonderful opportunity to meet and work with other faculty, spend time reflecting and redesigning existing courses, and be surrounded by a beautiful environment”.