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A Queen’s Nursing grad making a “huge impact”

As we say good bye to nursing students at convocation we wonder where they will be in five years – how their career will have developed, what their plans are for their continued education in nursing, and where they will be living.   Christiane Gray-Schleihauf (nee Macpherson) graduated in 2011 and we remember her as a student who participated in Queen’s life and through the Nursing Science Society.  Receiving feedback from employers is part of our evaluation process but it can be difficult to find where our graduates are practicing and find the right manager.  Occasionally we receive phone

Go Canada!

Canadian pride will kick into overdrive starting this Friday with the opening of the 22nd Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. Four-time Olympian Hailey Wickenheiser will carry the flag at the opening ceremony with our Canadian Olympic Team of 221 athletes across 14 sports.

 

On March 7th, the 2014 Paralympic Games will open for 1,650 Paralympians from across the globe. Here is an inspiring video about our Canadian team!

Tomorrow. Let’s Talk.

Tuesday January 28th is the fourth annual “Bell Let’s Talk Day”. This national promotion is one of the pillars of the Bell Mental Health Initiative, which was launched in 2010 with a $50 million commitment by Bell to reduce the stigma of mental illness in this country.

 

“Let’s Talk” is designed to engage all Canadians in the dialogue around mental health. Bell will donate 5¢ more to mental health initiatives across Canada for every:

Text message sent*

Long distance call made*

No safe bet…

The other teams could make trouble for us if they win.

                                                                         – Yogi Berra

                 Hall of Fame catcher for the New York Yankees

 

I lost a bet.

A Great Kingston Hospital Executive Retires

Last week Cheryl and I joined about 100 individuals at a retirement dinner for Dale Kenney. Dale is stepping down from his role as Chief Executive Officer of Providence Care after six years at the healm of that organization. Dale is leaving after a long and illustrious career as a health care administrator in Kingston. Before his role at PC, Dale was the Vice-President of Joint Planning for Kingston General Hospital, Hotel Dieu Hospital and Providence Care from 1999 to 2008.

A New Year’s Resolution Meets Technology

It’s that time of year.  On January 1, many of us will resolve to change something. There are innumerable lists of the “top ten” resolutions. This one, from pittsburgh.com is typical.1 The list includes:

1.     Spending more time with family and friends

2.     Getting fit

3.     Losing weight

4.     Quitting smoking

5.     Enjoying life more

6.     Quitting drinking

7.     Getting out of debt

8.     Learning something new

9.     Helping others

10.   Getting organized

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