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Monday, May 3, 2021
Shirlie (Clay) Dent (BSN’58) had a career in Nursing that spanned four decades before her retirement, something she accomplished while raising two children during her husband’s 34-year military career when he was frequently absent. When asked about these accomplishments Shirlie is humble, but those closest to her are not shy about singing her praises.
Monday, January 25, 2021
Growing up at the Head of St Margaret’s Bay in a naval family, Joanna Davies (BScK’89) wanted to stay in Halifax, and Dalhousie University had just started the Kinesiology program. With plans to go into sports medicine, it was the logical step.
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Nursing alumna Mary Ann Fickes (BScN ’55) has certainly seen a lot of change during her career, but one thing has remained constant: her care and concern for patients, and her strong belief in advocacy.
Katrina Philopoulos (BScPT 00) has been the Director Physician Recruitment at Nova Scotia Health for about a year and has had to adapt her work during the global pandemic. She says her background in physiotherapy prepared her for this challenge.
Growing up in a rural community of Creignish, Cape Breton, Catherine MacPherson (MHA’07) knew she wanted a career in health care. She completed her undergrad at McMaster University but returned home to the Maritimes for her masters. “I recall reading a Dal pamphlet when I was in high school outlining the MHA program and being drawn to the curriculum. There was no other school for me to explore than Dal,” she says.
Alumni Profile ‑ Brian O’Rourke: Successful Military Career leads Pharmacists to the International Scene
Brian O’Rourke (BScPH’80) had no real knowledge of or interest in the profession of Pharmacy growing up, and no family member or relative was working in the health care sector. A chance encounter with a guidance counsellor in Grade 9 who mentioned Pharmacy sparked an interest and he decided to pursue this career choice.
Dal Health School of Nursing associate professor Dr. Lisa Goldberg would say her professional career as a nurse clinician, educator, and researcher began as a contemporary dance student. To some that may seem like an unlikely place for a nurse scholar to start, but to her it is perfectly logical.
Prescribing Hope: Pharmacy alum on overcoming debilitating depression, and how pharmacists can help patients manage mental illness
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
For pharmacist Hugh Toner (BScPH’87), the sky was the limit when he graduated high school. Growing up on a potato farm in rural New Brunswick, he learned to drive trucks and tractors from an early age, was raised by two loving parents, played sports and had high marks. It was an idyllic life, where academic and athletic successes came easy. In his last year of high school, he was athlete of the year, and class valedictorian.