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Faculty of Health Sciences Newsletter | February 20th, 2018

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Civic professionalism – why leadership matters

By Chris Simpson, MD

We can all be forgiven for being a bit cynical about leadership these days. “Fake news”, “alternative facts” and endless political spin seem to have replaced critical discussions and debates of ideas. Identity politics have polarized debate on everything from social issues to economic policy. Social media, though positively transformative in so many ways, have (somewhat ironically) served to separate and silo us; reinforcing our biases and feeding a culture of cognitive dissonance. As opportunities for consensus and compromise seem to diminish, a fundamental question arises: Where have our leaders gone?

As health care professionals who have been entrusted with the privilege of self-regulation, we have a special responsibility. It is our job to serve our patients and clients and to discharge our fiduciary duties faithfully. There is a…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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Looking forward to accepting our first students in the DSc in Rehabilitation and Health Leadership

The following is a guest blog by Dr. Marcia Finlayson, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Director of the School of Rehabilitation Therapy.

Drs. Karen Schultz and Eva Purkey Receive CFPC Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Karen Schultz, Program Director, Postgraduate Education (left), and Dr. Eva Purkey, Program Director, Global Health, who received Canadian Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) recognition at Family Medicine Forum on November 11.

Dr. Andrea Winthrop honoured as the 2017 John Provan Outstanding Surgical Educator Award

The Canadian Undergraduate Surgical Education Committee (CUSEC) executive recently honoured Dr. Andrea Winthrop as the 2017 John Provan Outstanding Surgical Educator Award. The award is presented every two years to one surgeon who has made a significant contribution to undergraduate medical education. The award is sponsored by the Canadian Association of Surgical Chairs.

Faculty of Health Sciences Newsletter | February 20th, 2018

Queen's University

Faculty of Health Sciences

Civic professionalism – why leadership matters

By Chris Simpson, MD

We can all be forgiven for being a bit cynical about leadership these days. “Fake news”, “alternative facts” and endless political spin seem to have replaced critical discussions and debates of ideas. Identity politics have polarized debate on everything from social issues to economic policy. Social media, though positively transformative in so many ways, have (somewhat ironically) served to separate and silo us; reinforcing our biases and feeding a culture of cognitive dissonance. As opportunities for consensus and compromise seem to diminish, a fundamental question arises: Where have our leaders gone?

As health care professionals who have been entrusted with the privilege of self-regulation, we have a special responsibility. It is our job to serve our patients and clients and to discharge our fiduciary duties faithfully. There is a…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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Engaging in the change: Co-creation

The following guest blog was written by a friend and colleague, Dr. James Wright, who is a recognized Canadian leader in orthopaedic surgery and health care outcomes research. He has also been very involved in leadership activities, both as a part of his professional work and as a student of the discipline of leadership. Jim recently started a new blog on clinical leadership, and I'm delighted to share one of his posts as a part of Dean on Campus. - Richard

Faculty of Health Sciences Newsletter | February 20th, 2018

Queen's University

Faculty of Health Sciences

Civic professionalism – why leadership matters

By Chris Simpson, MD

We can all be forgiven for being a bit cynical about leadership these days. “Fake news”, “alternative facts” and endless political spin seem to have replaced critical discussions and debates of ideas. Identity politics have polarized debate on everything from social issues to economic policy. Social media, though positively transformative in so many ways, have (somewhat ironically) served to separate and silo us; reinforcing our biases and feeding a culture of cognitive dissonance. As opportunities for consensus and compromise seem to diminish, a fundamental question arises: Where have our leaders gone?

As health care professionals who have been entrusted with the privilege of self-regulation, we have a special responsibility. It is our job to serve our patients and clients and to discharge our fiduciary duties faithfully. There is a…Read More

Upcoming Events
View Calendar
Announcements
View all

Other News

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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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Long overdue: Canada needs a national pharmacare strategy

Another study!

Just a few weeks ago our provincial health ministers secured federal support to study universal pharmacare in Canada. This “study” will involve a bilateral federal-provincial commitment to “jointly research how a pharmacare program might work, including potential costs, timelines to implement, and how far the program should go to expand access to drugs.”1

Faculty of Health Sciences Newsletter | February 20th, 2018

Queen's University

Faculty of Health Sciences

Civic professionalism – why leadership matters

By Chris Simpson, MD

We can all be forgiven for being a bit cynical about leadership these days. “Fake news”, “alternative facts” and endless political spin seem to have replaced critical discussions and debates of ideas. Identity politics have polarized debate on everything from social issues to economic policy. Social media, though positively transformative in so many ways, have (somewhat ironically) served to separate and silo us; reinforcing our biases and feeding a culture of cognitive dissonance. As opportunities for consensus and compromise seem to diminish, a fundamental question arises: Where have our leaders gone?

As health care professionals who have been entrusted with the privilege of self-regulation, we have a special responsibility. It is our job to serve our patients and clients and to discharge our fiduciary duties faithfully. There is a…Read More

Upcoming Events
View Calendar
Announcements
View all

Other News

Image

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.

Read More»
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