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Queen’s graduate students are paying it forward

When PhD students Piriya Yoganathan and Mathieu Crupi learned that funding for the Queen’s Transdisciplinary Training Program in Cancer Research would be challenged in 2018, they couldn’t sit back and watch the program close.

“The Transdisciplinary Program is what attracted me to Queen’s,” says Piriya, “it’s such an invaluable program, and having been through it, Mathieu and I feel passionately about making sure that it continues.”

A tragedy turns the spotlight to mental health

This past week, Canadians have been processing the devastating story of the deaths of military veteran Lionel Desmond, his wife Shanna, their 10-year-old daughter, Aliyah, and his mother, Brenda. In what the media is calling an apparent murder-suicide, it is believed that Lionel took the lives of his family members before taking his own.

2015-16 Dean’s Report: Looking back on a great year

The 2015-16 Dean’s Report has just been sent to print and will be available both in print and online in the new year. The report serves as a retrospective on the year we’ve had and is full of successes across our three schools. In the interest of giving you a sneak peak, the following are my opening remarks, with mention of some of the stories that you’ll see highlighted in this year’s report.

Building empathy through the First Patient program

One of the most unique aspects of undergraduate medicine curriculum is the First Patient Program. It offers students the opportunity to experience the healthcare process with a real patient; from the very beginning of their academic journeys.

Transforming medical education through diversity

In the fall of 2014, Dr. Mala Joneja was appointed to a brand new role in the School of Medicine: Director of Diversity and Equity. Dr. Joneja studied medicine here at Queen’s, completed her postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology at Western University and earned a Master of Education degree in Health Professions Education (theory and policy studies) from OISE, University of Toronto.

Stephen Archer earns top honour in heart research

This past week, Dr. Stephen Archer travelled to New Orleans to accept a very special honour from one of the world’s most important organizations for cardiovascular health and research: he received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Heart Association.

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