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Faculty of Health Sciences Newsletter | February 24th, 2018

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Chasing A Dream

The following is a guest blog by Bachelor of Health Sciences student Kyla Tozer. 

The question I kept asking myself - how do you repay someone for saving your life? -  slowly began to have an answer. To my surprise, the answer wasn’t what I thought it would be. I figured that somewhere along my journey I would hear a story, or a doctor would tell me “this is how you can repay us,” but that moment never came. It was such a hard question because the answer was not a tangible thing. I couldn’t put a price on repayment because there is no amount of money in the world that can add up to someone’s life. I finally realized that I needed to change my question - how can help the team that saved my life, continue to save other people? - and this has such an amazing answer.

In 2009, I was diagnosed with a meningioma brain tumour. At…Read More

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Celebrate Graduate Studies Week - Feb 26th - March 2nd 2018

Celebrating Graduate Studies is a great way to get to know and celebrate Queen's University. A chance for current students and alumni to celebrate their achievements and a chance for prospective students see if it is the perfect fit for further education. Whether you have applied or not yet applied, a current student or part of our wider community, we have events that suit where you are. You can connect with us virtually through online events or join us in person for a variety of on-campus events.

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An Integration of Health Sciences Education Offices

Guest blog by Dr. Leslie Flynn, Vice-Dean of Education, Faculty of Health Sciences

Dr. Ian Casson Receives Steve Cutway Accessibility Award

The Human Rights and Equity Offices at Queen’s University have announced Dr. Ian Casson as the 2017 recipient of the Steve Cutway Accessibility Award. Established in 2008, the award acknowledges the efforts of faculty, staff and students who demonstrate creativity, enthusiasm, innovation and commitment to creating a learning and work environment in which persons with disabilities at Queen’s enjoy full participation.

Dr. Robert Siemens reappointed as Head of the Department of Urology

Acting Dean Christopher Simpson is pleased to announce that Benoit-Antoine Bacon, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has reappointed Dr. D. Robert Siemens as Head of the Department of Urology, Faculty of Health Sciences, beginning January 1, 2018. Dr. Siemens will hold the appointment until June 30, 2022. 

Faculty of Health Sciences Newsletter | February 24th, 2018

Queen's University

Faculty of Health Sciences

Chasing A Dream

The following is a guest blog by Bachelor of Health Sciences student Kyla Tozer. 

The question I kept asking myself - how do you repay someone for saving your life? -  slowly began to have an answer. To my surprise, the answer wasn’t what I thought it would be. I figured that somewhere along my journey I would hear a story, or a doctor would tell me “this is how you can repay us,” but that moment never came. It was such a hard question because the answer was not a tangible thing. I couldn’t put a price on repayment because there is no amount of money in the world that can add up to someone’s life. I finally realized that I needed to change my question - how can help the team that saved my life, continue to save other people? - and this has such an amazing answer.

In 2009, I was diagnosed with a meningioma brain tumour. At…Read More

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Celebrate Graduate Studies Week - Feb 26th - March 2nd 2018

Celebrating Graduate Studies is a great way to get to know and celebrate Queen's University. A chance for current students and alumni to celebrate their achievements and a chance for prospective students see if it is the perfect fit for further education. Whether you have applied or not yet applied, a current student or part of our wider community, we have events that suit where you are. You can connect with us virtually through online events or join us in person for a variety of on-campus events.

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The “Big Squeeze” on hospital budgets in Ontario: Get ready for the backlash

Since shortly after the 2008-2009 downturn, Ontario’s relatively modest economic growth has meant for public services a prolonged period of austerity. For the healthcare sector, where annual growth had previously been in the 6.5% range, the change from the base of 2010-11 to 2.6% per annum, representing a slight decline in real per capita terms, has been painful. This reduction in spending growth has been largely borne by the hospital sector, where after contracted salary increases, inflation, etc., are factored in, there has been essentially zero growth for nearly a decade.

Dean seeks nominations for the FHS Education Award

On behalf of the Faculty of Health Sciences Education Award Committee, Dean Simpson is seeking nominations for the Faculty of Health Sciences Education Award, which acknowledges faculty members who exhibit excellence in teaching. 

Faculty of Health Sciences Newsletter | February 24th, 2018

Queen's University

Faculty of Health Sciences

Chasing A Dream

The following is a guest blog by Bachelor of Health Sciences student Kyla Tozer. 

The question I kept asking myself - how do you repay someone for saving your life? -  slowly began to have an answer. To my surprise, the answer wasn’t what I thought it would be. I figured that somewhere along my journey I would hear a story, or a doctor would tell me “this is how you can repay us,” but that moment never came. It was such a hard question because the answer was not a tangible thing. I couldn’t put a price on repayment because there is no amount of money in the world that can add up to someone’s life. I finally realized that I needed to change my question - how can help the team that saved my life, continue to save other people? - and this has such an amazing answer.

In 2009, I was diagnosed with a meningioma brain tumour. At…Read More

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Celebrate Graduate Studies Week - Feb 26th - March 2nd 2018

Celebrating Graduate Studies is a great way to get to know and celebrate Queen's University. A chance for current students and alumni to celebrate their achievements and a chance for prospective students see if it is the perfect fit for further education. Whether you have applied or not yet applied, a current student or part of our wider community, we have events that suit where you are. You can connect with us virtually through online events or join us in person for a variety of on-campus events.

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Why is Transformation of Healthcare so Hard?

The need for change in healthcare has been obvious for years. Many studies have been conducted and recommendations made on what’s needed to meet optimally the needs of the population in the current and coming decades. But change itself has been very scarce.

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