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Thursday, July 15, 2021
Mike Doyle’s (BSCPT ’94) education and career have taken him down some unexpected roads. Originally drawn to physiotherapy because of his experiences as a student athlete, the trajectory of his career has since taken him from being a physical therapist to growing and managing hundreds of health care facilities and starting his own investment firm.
Originally from Kentucky and with PEI roots, Matt Steele (BScR’19) moved to Halifax in 2014. He wanted to work in healthcare but in a field that wouldn't leave his musical life behind. His aunt Carol Ann, who was a nurse in long-term care, suggested recreation therapy (RT) because he could use music alongside other recreational activities to help people with their health and wellness. In 2015 he settled on recreation therapy as his next career move and started at Dalhousie.
Shawna Paris-Hoyte (MSW’03, BSW’01, LLB’94, BA’78) is a fifth generation Black Nova Scotian who was born in New Glasgow and grew up in Truro, Nova Scotia.
Roslyn ‘Roz’ Smith (BPE’71) has completed 31 marathons in person and 2 marathons virtually. Roz is a 72-year-old ‘road runner’ who holds Canadian masters records in the 8k (37:44, W70), half marathon (1:39:06, W65), and marathon (3:39:35 W65; 3:52:20 W70)
Dr. Kozey joined the Faculty of Health in 1993. He reports that one of the highlights of his career at Dal has been “watching the professional development of the many past students.”
Two School of Health and Human Performance (HAHP) faculty are retiring from the Faculty of Health. Assistant kinesiology professor Janice Moreside and associate kinesiology professor John Kozey have taught and researched at Dal for a combined total of almost 30 years. Drs. Moreside and Kozey have had a positive influence on countless students over their decades at Dal and will continue to do so even after their retirement.
Dr. Moreside worked at Dal Health for eight and a half years after completing a post-doc with the University. Relative to other faculty, her time might have been short, but she has had a big impact on her students. Her favorite thing about teaching is “watching the "light go on — those ‘aha’ moments with the students,” she reports.
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.