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How FHS students are volunteering with seniors in our community

As social distancing measures continue across Canada, I have been astounded at the ways in which students within the Faculty of Health Sciences have stepped forward in a volunteer capacity. Our students are astute; in just a few weeks they have identified several areas of need and quickly organized themselves to provide much needed support. I detailed some of these initiatives in my blog in late March.

How I discovered a new talent through social distancing

I remember 10 years ago, when I had just started as dean, gathering a group of communications experts and IT specialists in my office to strategize about social media.

Look for the helpers

The world has changed dramatically in the past two weeks.

I never would have imagined a time where 90% of our workforce is working remotely; a time where you only leave home to get essentials like groceries, or a time where the only way to see loved ones is through a computer screen. And yet in a very short time, we have reached this place, and come to accept it as our new - albeit temporary - normal.

Not Your Average Lasagna

Not your average lasagna As I reflect back on the last 10 years as dean of this remarkable faculty and school of medicine, without a doubt, some of my fondest memories will be our student dinners. Back in 2010, as I was preparing to become the “new dean at Queen’s” my wife Cheryl asked me a simple, yet profound question.

FHS Celebrates International Women's Day


Join us in celebrating some of the talented women who help make the Faculty of Health Sciences an amazing place to work and grow. #InternationalWomensDay 



Why cancer care isn’t ‘one-size-fits-all’ from one country to another

Six years ago, when Dr. Fabio Ynoe de Moraes was a resident in radiation oncology in São Paulo, he began to ask questions about cancer patients’ access to radiation in Brazil. How many LINAC systems (linear accelerator radiation machines) were there in the country? Where were they?

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