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.
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.
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.
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.