Faculty of Health Professions News & Events Update - December 2016
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Faculty of Health Professions News & Events Update
Dalhousie University Holiday Card
Enjoy Dal's annual holiday card. (Video will play in YouTube)

Happy Holidays

As you finish your exams, placements and classes I wish you a successful end of term. With the stress and hard work of the semester coming to an end, I hope you enjoy a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday season!
Alice Aiken,
Dean and Professor

Featured Stories

Rhodes Scholar Maike van Niekerk (Danny Abriel photo)
Maike van Niekerk has accomplished a lot in her time as a Dal Nursing student: conducting research on cancer and Canada's Indigenous peoples; winning several major university and community awards; launching a cancer charity in memory of her mother. Now, she's off to study at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.
Dr. Wanda Thomas Bernard, professor in the School of Social Work and the university's special advisor, diversity and inclusiveness, was one of nine Canadians announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as new appointments to the Senate of Canada.
The Culture of Giving Back in the School of Human Communication Disorders
Every year, students at the Dalhousie School of Human Communication Disorders begin their semesters excited, anxious, and ready to learn. And every year, clinical educators are prepared to guide them.
When Jim Leitch (BHSc ’16) crossed the stage at convocation this past spring, he couldn’t help but wonder what his future would look like had he not visited Dal’s website back in 2009. It truly was a “turning point.”
Video has become a learning tool that does what books cannot: visually conveying emotion to educate students and professionals for job-specific scenarios. Mindful Matters, a video created by Sheri Price and Megan Aston of Dalhousie’s School of Nursing was launched at the IWK Children’s Hospital on May 9th 2016, with the aim of informing students, faculty and staff that attentive actions towards intellectually disabled children and their families can improve the quality of care for everyone involved.
A day of discovery about health and wellness
Students in the School of Health and Human Performance hosted a Health and Wellness Discovery Day earlier this month — an event that introduced high school students to issues of health and wellness through fun, interactive learning activities.
Congratulations to FHP faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends on their recent achievements.

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Explore our new events calendar for the latest on what's happening in the Faculty.  Have an event you'd like to see listed?  Contact

FHP in the News

Check out media appearances by our faculty, staff, alumni and students this month in Health Professions in the News.

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