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A medical student has her voice heard on Parliament Hill

As an undergraduate student, Caberry Yu did not think of politics as something that she’d ever be interested in. But now, as a second-year student in Queen’s School of Medicine, she finds herself growing into a role as an advocate for seniors care in Canada. With the organization Daughters of the Vote, she was selected to represent Kingston and the Islands in Ottawa, during which she delivered a speech to the Senate about the shortcomings in care for seniors in Canada.

A long-overdue degree and hope for our future

Last Thursday was convocation for the School of Nursing and the School of Medicine, and those of us on the faculty had the joy of seeing our tremendous graduates receive their new degrees. Convocation is always a meaningful occasion, but this year’s stands out because we had the opportunity to grant a posthumous degree to Ethelbert Bartholomew.

Dr. Erna Snelgrove-Clarke appointed as Vice-Dean (Health Sciences) and Director, School of Nursing

Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Tom Harris, Interim Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Dr. Erna Snelgrove-Clarke as Vice-Dean (Health Sciences) & Director, School of Nursing. The appointment begins on July 1, 2019 for a five-year term.

A call to disrupt racism in health sciences education

Last week at Queen’s, we hosted Dr. Barry Lavallee, who is a member of Manitoba First Nation and Métis communities and a specialist in Indigenous health and northern practice. Dr. Lavallee stayed with us for three days and provided a series of events aimed at raising our awareness of the ways in which Indigenous people in Canada experience the health care system. I cannot thank Dr. Lavallee enough for agreeing to travel from Manitoba to speak with us, and for offering us such an important perspective that we all need to hear.

Integrating Western and Indigenous care in northern Quebec

Working as an occupational therapist in a Cree community in northern Quebec, Jung Lin was very far away from Queen’s when she heard about the DSc in Rehabilitation and Health Leadership (RHL) program - but the timing could not have been better.

Two FHS faculty members named Distinguished University Professors

Queen's University has named the first nine faculty members who have been selected as Distinguished University Professors. Two faculty members from the Faculty of Health Sciences are among this group: Dr. Stephen Archer, Department of Medicine, and Dr. Susan P.C. Cole, Queen's Cancer Research Institute. 

40 FHS employees reach service milestones

Each year, Queen's honours employees who have reached milestones of providing continuous service to the university. Milestone years are 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, and 50 years of service. This year, the Faculty of Health Sciences had 40 employees who reached service milestones. Their names and departments are listed below. Congratulations to them on their achievement. 

Jackie Duffin inducted into Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Last Thursday, I had the thrill of attending the induction ceremony for the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. This is one of my favourite annual events, and this year’s ceremony was especially meaningful because I was able to see a true legend of the Queen’s School of Medicine get inducted: Dr. Jackie Duffin.

Dr. Chandrakant Tayade appointed Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Education

Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Tom Harris, Interim Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Dr. Chandrakant Tayade as Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Education for the Queen’s Faculty of Health Sciences. The appointment is for a five-year term beginning on July 1, 2019.

On-campus and online: this student's unique journey in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program

Allison Nerbas grew up in Aurora, Ontario and moved to Kingston to attend Queen’s after high school, but she never sets foot in a classroom.

This isn't because she is a poor student, but because she ended up deciding that the course that was truly right for her at Queen’s was the online Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) program.

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