The 35th Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony was held on Friday, March 29th at the Brightwood Golf and Country Club, Dartmouth. The Student Association was pleased to welcome Chris Power (MHSA ‘89) as the keynote speaker for the evening.
On January 17, the ELEMENT Mentoring Program was launched at the School of Health Administration in the Tupper Building. The program is designed to offer experiential learning, advice, and direction from key experts and professionals to prepare mentees for their careers as emerging health leaders. The program was conceived by the School of Health Administration’s Executive-in-Residence, Robert Zed, President and CEO, Triangle Strategies (MHSA ’86).
On Jan. 17th, 12pm the School of Health Admin will be hosting the launch of our ELEMENT Mentoring Program with guest speaker Denise Perret, Deputy Minister, NS Dept. of Health and Wellness who will speak about the importance of leadership in healthcare today
On October 12-16, Health care professionals and administrators participated in the School of Health Administration’s Certificate in Legal Aspects of Healthcare Administration. Representatives from across Canada attended this five-day program held at the Atlantica Hotel, Halifax. Topics included Privacy and Confidentiality, System and Institutional Governance, Workplace Management, Labour Law, Occupational Health and Safety, Regulation of Healthcare Professionals, Tort Law and an Introduction to the Canadian Legal System.
A native of Nova Scotia, Dean MacKinnon completed an undergraduate degree in pharmacy (Dalhousie), a Master’s Degree in Hospital Pharmacy and an administrative hospital pharmacy residency (University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics), and a PhD and a fellowship (University of Florida). He completed a midcareer Harkness fellowship in international health care policy (Commonwealth Fund - New York City) under the direction of Dr. Stephen Soumerai, Professor, Harvard Medical School.
Alejandro discovered Halifax and the MHA program by chance when the cruise ship he was working on as a medical doctor made a stop in the city. "I decided to walk up to Dalhousie while we were in port," he explains. "At that time, I only knew that Dal offered an MBA program.” When he arrived on campus he was directed to the MHA program.