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Officers of Senate

Meet the officers

Dr. Kevin Hewitt, Chair of Senate


Chair of Senate, July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2019

An account of Dr. Hewitt's life is not complete without first recognizing the essential role of his late mother, who as a single parent, raised four children to value family, community and hard work.  Read more....   

Dr. Jeff Hoyle, Senate Vice-Chair, Academic Programs


Vice-Chair of Senate, Academic Programs, July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2018


Dr. Katherine Harman, Senate Vice-Chair, Student Affairs

Katherine Harman

Vice-Chair of Senate, Student Affairs, July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2017

Katherine Harman, PT, Ph.D., has taught physiotherapy students for over twenty-five years at two universities and within three curricula. With a Ph.D, in Psychology/Neuroscience, she brings an interdisciplinary perspective to the classroom and her research.

In addition, during her 16 years at Dalhousie University she has contributed to the two principle portfolios of Student Affairs.  In teaching and learning, through the development and delivery of interprofessional education, curriculum development and professor mentoring; and by participating in the full spectrum discipline and appeals at the University from policy development to application in academic integrity officer work, to appeals at the Senate level.

Her discipline-specific research examines the relationship that the physiotherapist has with the client, and to observe and document the psychological techniques used to facilitate behaviour change when a client is in pain and is prescribed exercise.  She also collaborates on several interdisplinary research projects in interprofessional socialization, Aboriginal Children’s Pain and an examination of the effective use of exercise for chronic low back pain.