STIRN Student Trainees

Christine Cassidy

Christine is a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Prince Edward Island. She is a current graduate student at Dalhousie University in the Masters of Nursing thesis program. She has experience in both public health and maternal/newborn areas of nursing in Prince Edward Island and Kenya. Her thesis work demonstrates her interest in population health as it is exploring the level of sexual health knowledge among university undergraduate students.

Alex Hosein

Alex Hosein is a 4th year pharmacy student who values collaborative care models and inter-professionalism within therapeutic practice, as well as promotion of patient education and autonomy. During the summer of 2013, she participated in a Global Health Elective in Tanzania at an HIV/AIDS clinic in Dar Es Salaam. Recently, Alex entered the Advocates for Global Health program through Dal Global Health. She is interested in caring and advocating for marginalized populations, harm-reduction practices, and LGBTQ* health issues.

Laine Weldon, NS

Laine is an undergraduate student currently completing her BSc Honours in Health Promotion at Dalhousie University. Her honours project focuses on culturally competent health care delivery for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, and Queer seniors in Halifax. She has recently taken on the role of Co-Coordinator of the "Our Youth, Our Response" Youth Committee.


Madeleine Auclair

Madeleine is a 4th year undergraduate student at Dalhousie University, where she is completing her B.Sc. in Psychology, with a Minor in Bioethics. Madeleine is passionate about health care ethics (specifically, respect for patient dignity and autonomy), and is interested in the relationships between mental health, sexual health, health care and gender identity. She aims to become more involved in how these issues are addressed in the healthcare system and the community.