Dear Alumni & Friends, Fall time on any university campus is a time of excitement, new beginnings and fun – as seen above, a group of our senior and incoming MHA students spent a day at Peggy’s Cove! That makes it the perfect time to up-date all of you and share some of our plans for the upcoming year...
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.
"Socioeconomic inequalities in psychological distress and suicidal behaviours among Indigenous peoples living off-reserve in Canada" was published March 25, 2019. Study co-authors are Dr. Amy Bombay, Dal Faculty of Health, (Nursing) and Medicine (Psychiatry) and Dr. Yukiko Asada, Dal Faculty of Medicine (Community Health and Epidemiology).
March 21, 2019, Andrew Holland received the Impact Award for, Student Entrepreneur of the Year, Awarded to a student who has demonstrated excellence in generating an innovative idea, concept, or business. The student uses their leadership, vision, and focus to make their ideas come to fruition.
“I had the chance to take on positions such as teaching assistant, residence assistant, and council member which fueled my interest in leading others,” he says. With an interest in healthcare coupled with his newfound leadership passion, he knew the Master of Health Administration degree was the perfect fit!
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 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.
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.