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Making the Faculty of Health Sciences more inclusive for Indigenous students

Last year, the Faculty of Health Sciences welcomed Cortney Clark to our staff as our new Indigenous Access and Recruitment Coordinator. In this role, Cortney is doing the very important work of helping Indigenous students find their way into health sciences programs, navigate the university once they’ve arrived and ultimately thrive in their time here at Queen’s.  

 

92% job satisfaction in FHS: how we're building community at work
A guest blog by Laura McDiarmid, leader of the FHS Employee Engagement initiative, with an introduction by Dean Reznick. Laura shares the report on the first year of the employee engagement committee's work and reflects on their strategy and goals.
A Nursing student works toward her dream of snowboarding in the 2022 Paralympics

In 2017, Sarah Anne Cormier, a fourth-year undergraduate student in the School of Nursing, attended the Paralympian Search in Toronto in order to try out for running teams and development programs in Canada. While she was undergoing numerous tests of her running ability, she was also asked to fill out a form that asked her what other sports she participated in. Sarah had been snowboarding for years, but she didn’t think she should put it down. She had never really snowboarded competitively, and she didn’t want to be misleading.

 

New Human Resources Client Services Manager

The Faculty of Health Sciences is pleased to announce that Heather Kennedy has joined the Queen’s Human Resources Department as Human Resources Client Services Manager within the Client Services Team. Heather’s portfolio includes support for clients within the Faculty of Health Sciences on all HR matters.

 

New Human Resources Advisor

The Faculty of Health Sciences is pleased to announce that Melissa Joynt has joined the Queen's Human Resources Department as Human Resources Advisor to the Faculty of Health Sciences, effective January 2, 2019. Melissa comes to Queen’s from Addiction & Mental Health Services, Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington, where she was a Human Resources Generalist.  Her years of experience in a client support role will be a great asset to clients within her portfolio.

 

Who says technology drives us apart?

When students started using the new microscopes that were procured for the School of Medicine last November, Rick Hunt, the recently retired Coordinator of the Anatomy Learning Centre, noticed a difference right away.

 

Actually, he noticed several differences.

 

How age, gender, and caregiving affect your health

Dr. Susan Phillips, a Professor in Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences, has noticed throughout her career that there can sometimes be a major discrepancy between how patients say they feel and how she would assume they’d feel based on their physical health.

 

Dr. Stephen Archer Wins AFMC President's Award for Exemplary National Leadership in Academic Medicine

The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) has awarded Dr. Stephen Archer, Head of the Department of Medicine, with its President's Award for Exemplary National Leadership in Academic Medicine. This award recognizes faculty members at Canadian Faculties of Medicine who have a record of highly distinguished accomplishments and who have had an extraordinary impact on the national level.

Are robots going to replace doctors?

AI may not replace healthcare providers, but it will absolutely force us to evolve.

Being proactive about student mental health

At Queen’s, we’re very proud to have Dr. Heather Stuart on faculty as the Bell Chair in Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research. So, all of us in the Faculty of Health Sciences were especially thrilled when we received the news of the major honours that she has received this past year.

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