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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.
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.

 

The importance of compassionate care
Hilary Machan, Lecturer in the Queen's School of Nursing, writes a guest post on compassionate care inspired by the Margaret Leith Bruce Faculty Award in Compassionate Care. Her piece is prefaced by a brief introduction from Dean Reznick.
How one PhD Student is Helping Hospitals Secure Life-Saving Organ Donations

Vanessa Silva e Silva, a fourth-year PhD student in the School of Nursing, had applied for a fellowship from the Kidney Foundation of Canada and the Kidney Research Scientist Core Education and National Training Program (KRESCENT) and was expecting to hear the committee’s decision by the end of May. In the first week of June, she still had heard nothing and figured it meant bad news: rejections always come out later than acceptances.

Dale Best Appointed Director, Financial Services

Denis Bourguignon, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (CFAO), is pleased to announce that Dale Best has accepted the position of Director, Financial Services for the Faculty of Health Sciences. He will be starting in his new role on August 27th.

Dr. Ingrid Harle appointed as Director, Faculty Development

Vice Dean, Education Leslie Flynn is pleased to announce that Benoit Antoine-Bacon, former Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Dr. Ingrid Harle as Director, Faculty Development for the Faculty of Health Sciences. The appointment is for a five-year period beginning on July 1.

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