In late April, the longstanding quest to create a facility that meets the aging, rehabilitation, and mental health needs of the people of southeastern Ontario came to fruition with the opening of the spectacular and brand new Providence Care Hospital.
Guest blog by Danielle Claus, Executive Director, Southeast Ontario Academic Medical Organization (SEAMO)
It’s no secret that lengthy wait times for specialist appointments are one of the biggest barriers to accessing health care in Ontario. Here, in our corner of the province, however, we are diligently chipping away at that obstacle, one eConsult at a time.
University often offers young people more than just a degree. For Thomas Dymond, currently a first-year medical student at Queen’s, post-secondary education has been a journey of self-discovery.
“It wasn’t until I got to Memorial University for my undergraduate degree that I started getting to know about my culture. I jumped over that barrier of not being sure how I fit being an Aboriginal person in modern society,” says Mr. Dymond, who recently accepted an Indspire Award, the highest honour the Indigenous community bestows upon its achievers.