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Jen Valberg appointed as Director, Marketing and Communications for the Faculty of Health Sciences

Denis Bourguignon, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (CFAO) for the Faculty of Health Sciences, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jen Valberg as the Director, Marketing & Communications, Faculty of Health Sciences.

How this nursing professor is improving simulation-based education in Canada
Dr. Marin Luctkar-Flude has played a significant role in the increasing sophistication of simulation pedagogy in nursing curricula, first at Queen’s and, more recently, across Canada.
Dr. James Reynolds appointed as Chief Scientific Officer of Kids Brain Health Network

The Board of Directors of Kids Brain Health is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. James Reynolds as Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) of the Network. Dr. Reynolds, a Professor of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, and Associate Dean in the School of Graduate Studies at Queen’s University, has been serving as KBHN’s interim CSO since July 2018. Involved with the Network since its inception in 2009, Dr.

Fighting bias against family medicine in the hidden curriculum

For some time now, those of us who work in medical education have been speaking about the “hidden curriculum.” The hidden curriculum refers to the many different things – ideas, behaviours, norms, values, and so on – that students learn informally while they are in medical school. These are the lessons that faculty members do not set out to explicitly teach students but that we pass on nonetheless.


Dr. Heather Murray wins Chancellor A. Charles Baillie Teaching Award

Dr. Heather Murray, Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, has won the Chancellor A. Charles Baillie Award from the Queen's University Centre for Teaching and Learning. 

Three members of the Queen's SOM community win 2019 PARO Awards

Three members of the Queen's School of Medicine community have won 2019 PARO (Professional Association of Residents of Ontario) Awards. 

Dr. Joey Newbigging, of the Departments of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine, has won a Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award. 

Dr. Jordan Leitch, of the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, has won a Resident Teaching Award.

And Alexandra Morra, UGME student in the class of 2021 has won a Citizenship Award for Medical Students. 

Congratulations to them all! 


Dr. Scott Berry appointed as Head, Department of Oncology

Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Tom Harris, Interim Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Dr. Scott Berry as Head of the Department of Oncology for the Faculty of Health Sciences. His appointment will be for a five-year term beginning on April 1, 2019.


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.


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