Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the world. In Manitoba for example, the age-adjusted prevalence has been estimated to be 226.7 per 100,000 (Marrie et al, 2010). In comparison, rates in Hong Kong have been reported to be 0.77 per 100,000 (Lau et al, 2002). Mobility and balance impairments are commonly experienced by people with MS, and place them at high risk of accidental falls. In fact, more than 50% of people with MS will experience a fall in a 6 month period and approximately ½ of those falls will require medical attention (Gunn et al, 2013).
Queen’s Health Sciences is a remarkable faculty. Our success is a product of the initiative and action of our students, faculty, and staff, and of the collaboration across schools, faculties, and our partnering institutions, that is the hallmark of our academic health sciences centre. Our success is also augmented with the support of our alumni, and our partners in the private and public sectors.
One of the unique strengths of the Faculty of Health Sciences is that its structure encompasses the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Rehabilitation Therapy. In May 2012, we published a new strategic framework for our three schools that affirmed a unified vision: ask questions, seek answers, advance care, inspire change.
Our new vision informs all of our initiatives: research, education, patient care and how we work with our faculty, students, practitioners, staff, alumni, benefactors, and the public and private sectors.
The Queen’s Initiative Campaign is an important moment, where our community can come together to support the most important priorities for our faculty, which will advance our faculty, inspire our people, and enable our vision.
The Faculty of Health Sciences is proud of the tradition where alumni classes celebrating milestone reunions raise funds for the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Rehabilitation Therapy.
Established over 150 years ago, the School of Medicine at Queen's University aims to advance the tradition of preparing excellent physicians and leaders in health care by embracing a spirit of inquiry and innovation in education and research.
The Queen’s School of Nursing has a long history of providing excellent nursing education has developed a strategic plan under the mission “to advance learning and scholarship in the discipline and profession of nursing”