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Assisted Death: my thoughts on Bill C-14

On April 14, the federal government unveiled Bill C-14, its legislation, written in response to last year’s ruling by the Supreme Court that medically assisted death is no longer illegal.

InterACTION 2016: Queen’s PT students take home valuable lessons

Guest Blog by Dr. Trisha Parsons, 
Professor, Queen’s School of Rehabilitation Therapy

Giving back to young arthritis sufferers

At one of our student dinners earlier this year, I had an interesting conversation with a young woman named Molly Dushnicky. She told me about her interest in being a pediatric rheumatologist. In fact, one of my best friends is one of the top pediatric rheumatologists in the world: Ron Laxer, who you may remember from his recent guest blog on Rare Disease Day. Molly has connected with Ron and is currently seeking to do an elective rotation with him.

A Bold Investment in Queen’s Researchers

This fall, the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research) announced that it would be launching a new set of internal awards to support research here at Queen’s. They are called the Queen’s Research Opportunities Funds (QROFs), and they represent a historic level of funding given out by Queen’s: $1 million in the first competition. I am pleased to share with you that the first round of funding has been announced, and among the list of outstanding recipients, nine are members of the Faculty of Health Sciences.

He loved our student dinners

It’s always hard to say good-bye.

There are so many sayings about our pets, but the truism that they become part of your family is true. To be sure, this was the case for our dog Jake, who many of our readers will remember from previous blogs: Dean (and Jake) on CampusOur dog Jake has separation anxiety, and A new home for Cheryl, Joanna, Jake and me.

Providing Culturally Safe Care for Indigenous Peoples

This past week, the Health and Health Care Implications of Systemic Racism on Indigenous Peoples in Canada fact sheet was released. One of the co-authors of the report was Dr. Michael Green (left), professor of family medicine at Queen’s University. The fact sheet was prepared by the Indigenous Health Working Group of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada.1

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