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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.

Dr. Steven Smith appointed as Interim Vice-Dean Research, Faculty of Health Sciences & Interim Vice President, Health Sciences Research, Kingston Health Sciences Centre/Interim President and CEO, KGH Research Institute

Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Tom Harris, Interim Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Dr. Steven Smith as Interim Vice-Dean Research for the Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. David Pichora, President and CEO of the Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) confirms that Dr. Smith has also been appointed Interim Vice President, Health Sciences Research of KHSC.  The Board of Directors of the KGH Research Institute will also welcome Dr.

Dr. Thomas Massey appointed as Interim Head, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences

Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Tom Harris, Interim Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Dr. Thomas Massey as Interim Head of the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences. His appointment will begin on July 1, 2019 and end on September 30, 2019.

How Dr. Roger Deeley built a legacy of research strength at Queen's and KHSC

This month we are saying goodbye to another magnificent leader in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Roger Deeley will be stepping down from his role as Vice-Dean, Research in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Vice-President, Research at KGHRI.

Dr. Nazik Hammad appointed as Director, Global Health

Dr. Leslie Flynn is pleased to announce that she has appointed Dr. Nazik Hammad as Director, Global Health. The appointment begins on July 1, 2019 for a one-year term.

Dr. Flynn would also like to thank Dr. Jenn Carpenter for her superb leadership as Director, Global Health since the foundation of the office of Global Health in 2010.

The lessons in leadership we've learned from Dr. Jennifer Medves

This month, Dr. Jennifer Medves, Vice-Dean (Health Sciences) and Director, School of Nursing, will be stepping down from her role after serving two terms here at Queen’s.

Dr. Heather Aldersey earns Canada Research Chair

Queen’s University welcomed three new and eight renewed Canada Research Chairs as part of the Government of Canada’s recent announcement of a diverse group of Canada Research Chairs.

Michael Green Appointed to Board of Directors of AMS Healthcare

Nick Busing, Chair of the Board, Associated Medical Services Inc., is pleased to announce the appointments of Michael Green as a Member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Busing also thanks retiring Board Member Tom Ouchterlony for six years of dedicated service.

Working Toward Inclusion: Listening to LGBTQI2S+ Student Voices in Medicine

The following is a guest blog by Dr. David Messenger, an emergency and intensive care physician and head of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Queen’s University.

Dr. Michelle Gibson appointed Assistant Dean, Curriculum, Undergraduate Medical Education, Faculty of Health Sciences

Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Tom Harris, Interim Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Dr. Michelle Gibson as Assistant Dean, Curriculum, Undergraduate Medical Education, Faculty of Health Sciences. The appointment begins on July 1, 2019 for a five-year term.

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