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Uncovering a human rights crisis in Haiti – what happens next?

Since the beginning of her career as a physician, Susan Bartels has felt a pull toward social justice, and to addressing the broader issues of health care inequity around the world.

It’s no surprise, then, that her latest research into the impact of the long-standing UN peacekeeping presence in Haiti follows that same trajectory.

2020: Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

The World Health Organization has declared 2020 the year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Our new Director, School of Nursing, Dr. Erna Snelgrove-Clarke reflects on the importance of this declaration and what it means for the profession of nursing, and the populations that nurses serve.


5,000 people leave the Canadian military each year; A PhD student looks at how they should be supported

When Ashley Williams’ brother left the military in 2015 after nine years of service, she witnessed the challenges he encountered with the transition to civilian life. Her brother, Shane, had been in the military since graduating high school. He left voluntarily to return home to Newfoundland. At the time, Ashley was working in Ontario as an occupational therapist with a family health team.

This Queen’s oncologist is moving mountains to improve cancer care

Mountains in NepalThe Himalayan country of Nepal has a population of 33 million. And yet there are  less than 20 medical oncologists in the country to treat the rising rates of cancer among the Nepalese people. If you compare that to Canada, there is quite a difference.

Faculty of Health Sciences Annual Faculty Board Meeting

Join us for the upcoming Faculty of Health Sciences Annual Faculty Board Meeting. This year’s meeting will feature presentations by Queen’s Principal Patrick Deane, Dr. Michael Hillmer, Assistant Deputy Minister, Capacity Planning and Analytics Division, Ministry of Health, and Dean Richard Reznick.

This annual meeting will be an excellent opportunity to engage with our new principal, hear about the substantial changes in Ontario with respect to healthcare transformation, and hear about the current “state of the faculty”.

Dr. Janet Dancey appointed to second term as Director, Canadian Cancer Trials Group & Edith and Carla Eisenhauer Chair in Clinical Cancer Research










Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Tom Harris, Interim Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Dr. Janet Dancey to a second term as Director, Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG), and the Edith and Carla Eisenhauer Chair in Clinical Cancer Research. The re-appointment in both roles is effective September 1, 2019 through to June 30, 2024.

Dr. Duncan Sinclair appointed to the Order of Canada

This past week, Dr. Duncan Sinclair, has been appointed to the Order of Canada. Dr. Sinclair served the (then) Faculty of Medicine as the dean from 1988 to 1996. He also served the Faculty of Arts and Sciences as the dean from 1974 to 1983. Dr. Sinclair is being recognized for his “contributions to the Canadian Health Care system as a teacher, university administrator and advisor, and for his leadership in health care reform in Ontario.” Among Dr.

Signing off for the holidays

By far, the thing I am looking forward to most over the holidays is that Cheryl and I get to babysit Saul.

Here is the plan – and we think it’s a pretty fair trade. Joanna and Jordan are coming to Kingston to use our house as a bed and breakfast so that they can get a break from their demanding jobs as a civil litigator and immunologist. With our bed and breakfast comes a dinner at Chez Piggy and a hair appointment with the best hair stylist in the world, Fletcher Nelson at Chic.

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