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News from the School of Health Administration
SCHOOL HOSTS ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM
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.
Healthcare Leadership Lessons from a Nova Scotian Living in the US
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.
School Celebrates Student Achievements
The 34rd Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony was held on Friday, April 6th at the Saint Mary’s Boat Club in Halifax.
The School of Health Administration invites you to our Open House on Monday, March 26
Student Wellness Award
The Student Wellness Award is presented to the student who best demonstrates leadership in promoting and contributing to a healthy campus. The recipient of this award is a role model for health and wellness both in practice and by impacting others to lead a healthy lifestyle. This impact may be evidenced through peer-to-peer education, volunteering, service learning, global outreach or any activity that enhances quality of life and development.
News from the Faculty of Health
A Two‑Way Street: Nursing Students from Dal and Tanzania's Muhimbili University Benefit from a Long‑Standing Partnership
“Building relationships is incredibly important,” says Nursing professor, Dr. Megan Aston. “It’s a two way street when it comes to learning and teaching.” This philosophy is the basis of a successful 30-year partnership between Dal and Muhimbili University in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania that has impacted the lives and careers of Nursing students from both institutions.
Getting a Nudge in the Right Direction
Alumni Outside the Box: Jenn Mason
Jenn Mason (BScOT’85) grew up in Halifax and attended Acadia University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She planned to be a physician but as she got closer to finishing her degree she realized that she wanted to work directly with people in a more hands-on way. She applied to Dal the first year they opened the School of Occupational Therapy.
Message from the Dean, Fall 2018
This fall has been especially eventful with the launch of our inaugural Healthy Living, Healthy Life conference and community workout with Shaun T; part of Dal’s ongoing 200th anniversary celebrations. A key event of the conference was the IHRIS Breakfast Panel discussion announcing the Nova Scotia Integrated Health Research and Innovation Strategy (NS IHRIS).
What it Means to Give Back...Dawn Frail and Rebecca Boyd Whittico
Homecoming 2018 brought together the Pharmacy Class of 1976 for their 42nd anniversary as part of the 200th celebrations. At the helm of organizing the reunion were classmates Dawn Frail (BScPharm’76, MSc’79) and Rebecca Boyd Whittico (BScPharm’76, MSc’82, PhD UCSF), who also established the Class of 1976 Bursary.