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Dean's Report : Faculty of Health Sciences 2017-2018

Power of Team Work

When I was away from campus on academic leave (sabbatical) between January and June this year, Dr. Chris Simpson served as the acting dean, and he kept me updated on all the major developments in the Faculty of Health Sciences. In our conversations, I was always pleased to hear how well things were going. Our new educational programs were launching successfully. Our faculty members were conducting impactful research. And our student satisfaction levels continued to be extraordinarily high.

How the power of teamwork drives the Faculty of Health Sciences

It is hard to believe that another year is almost over already. Since things are going to be relatively quiet around Queen’s starting next week, this is going be my last blog post of the year. I want to take the chance now, then, to offer my best wishes to all of you for the holiday season and the new year, and also to unveil this year’s issue of the Dean’s Report, which you can find here: https://healthsci.queensu.ca/administration/reports/deans-report

 

Remembering our Colleague Mark Heeler

Dear colleagues,

 

Like many of you, my heart has been heavy this week with the news of Mark Heeler’s passing. If you have not yet heard, Mark passed away on Saturday December 1 after battling with cancer for the last seven months.

 

Stephen Scott's robot is changing what we know about the brain
Dr. Stephen Scott has created technology that is expanding our understanding of the complex neurological functions that lie behind voluntary movement.
Why Four Doctors in China Traveled 10,000 Kilometres to Visit Queen's

When I met with a group of four doctors from the Chengdu Second People’s Hospital on November 7, they had taken a 20-hour flight from China to Toronto, then, the next day, rented a car and drove down the 401 to Kingston. Needless to say, this is not a journey that anyone would take lightly.

A Message from Dr. Chris Simpson on the KHSC Shooting

Dear members of the Queen’s health sciences community,
 
Those of us in the decanal office in the Faculty of Health Sciences were distraught when we learned about the shooting that happened at the KGH site of the Kingston Health Sciences Centre on Monday. I am writing to you now as a way of checking in and to make sure that you aware of the resources that are available to our community at times like this.

Accessing the Canadian healthcare system isn't always as simple as you think

As a newcomer to Canada, Dr. Setareh Ghahari experienced first-hand some of the challenges faced by newcomers in attempting to access health services.  Despite being a registered occupational therapist with extensive knowledge, experience, and access to resources, she experienced difficulty accessing health-related services.

This Conference is Changing Locations to Walk the Talk

Guest blog by Sharon Yeung, Co-Chair of the annual Queen's Health and Human Rights Conference

How one PhD Student is Helping Hospitals Secure Life-Saving Organ Donations

Vanessa Silva e Silva, a fourth-year PhD student in the School of Nursing, had applied for a fellowship from the Kidney Foundation of Canada and the Kidney Research Scientist Core Education and National Training Program (KRESCENT) and was expecting to hear the committee’s decision by the end of May. In the first week of June, she still had heard nothing and figured it meant bad news: rejections always come out later than acceptances.

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