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Faculty of Health Sciences Newsletter | June 23rd, 2018

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First Annual Employee Engagement Event

Guest blog by Andrew Willson, Senior Communications Officer, Queen's University Faculty of Health Sciences. 

As I walked into the performance hall of The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts the morning of the first annual Employee Engagement Event, the sound of drums hit my ears. While I still didn’t know what exactly the “surprise event” scheduled for 9 AM was, one thing was clear: this was not a typical day at the Faculty of Health Sciences.

When my co-workers and I got to our seats, there were drums waiting for us. Over the next hour, the group Drum Café led all of us – the over 200 staff members in attendance – in a large group drumming session. The whole thing culminated in a dozen or so staff members dancing wildly across the stage while shaking maracas (there’s video evidence if you don’t believe it).

While this session was a fun way to wake up and get energized, it also set the tone for the rest of the day. The leader of Drum Café encouraged all of us to hear our own contribution to the larger rhythm filling the hall. Only by each person playing their drum enthusiastically, he said, could we create this immense sound.

The theme of teamwork kept popping up throughout the day in various ways. Acting Dean Dr. Chris Simpson gave a…Read More

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Nursing SOAR (Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources)

The SOAR program aims to help ease the transition of incoming first-year students and their families. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about academic expectations, resources, learning strategies, and common student transition issues, as well as meet upper-year students, tour a residence room, and have their questions and concerns addressed.

Incoming first-year Nursing students will have the opportunity to meet with faculty and current Nursing students, and tour the Nursing Simulation Lab.

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Nursing SOAR (Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources)

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The SOAR program aims to help ease the transition of incoming first-year students and their families. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about academic expectations, resources, learning strategies, and common student transition issues, as well as meet upper-year students, tour a residence room, and have their questions and concerns addressed.

Incoming first-year Nursing students will have the opportunity to meet with faculty and current Nursing students, and tour the Nursing Simulation Lab.

First Annual Employee Engagement Event

Guest blog by Andrew Willson, Senior Communications Officer, Queen's University Faculty of Health Sciences.

Two FHS Graduate Students Receive Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships

Yining Chen and Kyle Vader, two graduate students in the Queen's Faculty of Health Sciences, have received Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral Awards to support their research and education.

ICES Queen's Science Day: June 15, 2018 at The University Club

Come to ICES Queen's Science Day to hear presentations by a range of ICES's health scientists. There will also be a featured panel discussion titled "Mental Health Research: Through the Looking Glass." 

Registration for the event is free, and it includes a networking lunch. ICES Queen's Science Day is Friday, June 15 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at the University Club at Queen's, 168 Stuart Street. 

RSVP to ICES QueensAdmin@ices.on.ca

Dr. Stephen Scott Wins Grant from The Ontario Research Fund -- Research Excellence Program

Dr. Stephen H. Scott, of the Queen's Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, has recently earned a grant from the Ontario Research Fund -- Research Excellence. He is receiving $3,999,999 to pursue work on his project, "Translating knowledge on brain function into next generation technologies for neurological assessment." This project uses robotic, eye-tracking and other advanced technologies and the expertise of several Ontario-based companies to unravel how the brain participates in sensory, motor and cognitive functions and how neurological disorders impact these processes.

Faculty of Health Sciences Newsletter | June 23rd, 2018

Queen's University

Faculty of Health Sciences

First Annual Employee Engagement Event

Guest blog by Andrew Willson, Senior Communications Officer, Queen's University Faculty of Health Sciences. 

As I walked into the performance hall of The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts the morning of the first annual Employee Engagement Event, the sound of drums hit my ears. While I still didn’t know what exactly the “surprise event” scheduled for 9 AM was, one thing was clear: this was not a typical day at the Faculty of Health Sciences.

When my co-workers and I got to our seats, there were drums waiting for us. Over the next hour, the group Drum Café led all of us – the over 200 staff members in attendance – in a large group drumming session. The whole thing culminated in a dozen or so staff members dancing wildly across the stage while shaking maracas (there’s video evidence if you don’t believe it).

While this session was a fun way to wake up and get energized, it also set the tone for the rest of the day. The leader of Drum Café encouraged all of us to hear our own contribution to the larger rhythm filling the hall. Only by each person playing their drum enthusiastically, he said, could we create this immense sound.

The theme of teamwork kept popping up throughout the day in various ways. Acting Dean Dr. Chris Simpson gave a…Read More

Upcoming Events
View Calendar
Announcements
View all

Other News

Image

Nursing SOAR (Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources)

The SOAR program aims to help ease the transition of incoming first-year students and their families. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about academic expectations, resources, learning strategies, and common student transition issues, as well as meet upper-year students, tour a residence room, and have their questions and concerns addressed.

Incoming first-year Nursing students will have the opportunity to meet with faculty and current Nursing students, and tour the Nursing Simulation Lab.

Learn more»
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Value-Based Healthcare through Collaboration

Guest blog by Dr. Seth Chitayat, Director, Health Research Partnerships at Queen's University, Faculty of Health Sciences

Queen's Medical Student Madeline Lemke Wins SAGES Summer Research Award

Madeline Lemke, a second-year medical student at Queen's, has recently won a Medical Student Summer Research Award from the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). From SAGES, Madeline will receive $2,000 to pursue a research project investigating suturing in undergraduate medical education.

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