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Ending the year on a high note

As I start to think about a few days off for the holidays, I am excited and invigorated by the progress we have made in the faculty this past year. It’s been a remarkable year of growth. And importantly, we have made significant gains in all four areas of our strategy: education, research, partnerships, and maintaining a focus on our patients.

Change in the winds

I am pleased to announce that the 2014-15 Dean’s Report is now available both online and in print. Originally, I wrote the following as my opening remarks, but I do hope you’ll enjoy reading the full report at your leisure.

Ugandan ophthalmologist trains with Hotel Dieu eye specialists

In early November, Hotel Dieu Hospital’s Ophthalmology department responded to a request from the Queen of England by welcoming Dr. Moses Kasadhakawo and offering him a six-week observership to acquire skills needed to prevent avoidable blindness back in his home hospital in Uganda.

Introducing the new FHS Communications Team

The following is a guest blog by Emma Woodman, Communications Coordinator for the Faculty of Health Sciences.

A dark day for our civilized world

The tragic events of November 13th have cast a cloud on the civilized world. The events in Paris are a staggering reminder that we live in a turbulent world. To think that lives, precious lives, could be considered expendable for what are primarily religious beliefs or territorial conflicts, is a throwback to the dark ages.

We must all speak out; not just mourn the loss of life, not just prepare to eradicate enemies. We must call on all leadership, civil and religious to take the stage.

In November of this year…

Public Health Sciences and Empire Life – a thank you

The following is a guest blog by Dr. William Pickett, Head of the Department of Public Health Sciences at Queen’s University. 

Growing up in a small town in rural Ontario, I was exposed to certain lessons that I believe have served me well. And one of these life lessons is that there are times in life when it is important to pause for a moment, and to be intentional about saying thank you.

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