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Celebrating the launch of the faculty's EDI initiative

It’s a big day at the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) as we mark the official opening of an Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) and launch the Dean’s Action Table on EDI (DAT-EDI).

What is an Action Table and why do we need one?

We need social interaction, now more than ever, as educators and learners

I firmly believe that we learn best when we learn together. That is why we must ensure that while we are physically distant in the months ahead, we remain socially connected.

What we can accomplish together in the years ahead through discovery, harmony & equity

To become Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at Queen’s University is one of the greatest honours of my life. Being the first woman to hold this position is especially meaningful. I want to thank Dr. Richard Reznick for his amazing 10 years of service as Dean. He has accomplished so much and has kindly provided me with a great orientation to get started.

How Christiana Asantewaa Okyere is making education more inclusive

Believe it or not, Dr. Christiana Okyere says her favourite season is winter.

“Back home in Ghana, there are only two seasons – the rainy season and the dry season,” she says. “During the Canadian winter, I love to wear a jacket and I love to cover myself with a duvet and get nice and comfortable…I just love it.”

Dr. Okyere came to Canada in 2015 after completing a bachelor’s degree and masters at the University of Ghana. She recently completed her doctorate in rehabilitation therapy at Queen’s, marking a transition from pure social science to health science.

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