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‘Now people can see themselves’: Dalhousie researchers, community members, and alumni create diverse image library
The Diversity Exchange was created when School of Physiotherapy assistant professor Dr. Caitlin McArthur was looking for images for presentations for her class and noticed there was a big lack of diversity in currently available stock photos. She says they were mainly white people who looked affluent and in good health, and were often doing ineffective exercises or exercises incorrectly. It became clear she wanted to create an ethnoculturally diverse image library for her and others in the profession so diverse students could be represented.
After years devoted to its development, a new elective course entitled Centering Black Canadian Health (HLTH 2000) is a much-needed, and highly anticipated, addition to the Faculty of Health’s curriculum.
Bringing PrEP prescribing into community pharmacies: Dal Health professor leads first‑of‑its‑kind project in Canada
Dr. Kyle Wilby, Associate Professor in the College of Pharmacy, is leading the project PrEP-Rx - Pharmacist Prescribing of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) in Nova Scotia.
Friday, June 21, 2019
Dal Health contributes to Canada's first "State of the Nation" report on children's physical literacy
Dal Health researchers contribute to large national research project led by the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (HALO) at the CHEO Research Institute.
Dal Killam Scholar and PhD Health student Phillip Joy's research focuses on how narratives and images around sexuality, heteronormativity and body image can influence nutritional choices that gay men make and affect their access to adequate health care and educational supports.
Emily Drake (PhD in Health) and Perri Tutelman (PhD in Clinical Psychology) are in two different Dal programs, but their skills and research interests complement one another. Recently, the students were invited to speak at CancerCon in Denver, Colorado. They were two of only three Canadians invited to speak at the conference.
The inaugural year of the Professional Development Fund for Staff has been hugely successful. The $15,000 fund has been almost entirely utilized, providing a wide range of professional development opportunities for Faculty of Health staff.
Circumstances forced Dal’s School of Physiotherapy to become virtually paper free, but now that they have, they’re not looking back. And, we're challenging our other Schools and College to do the same! Read Physio's story, get inspired, and join the Dal Health Paper Free Challenge!