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Assistant Professor in School of Social Work making far‑reaching impacts in climate change adaptation and disaster resilience research
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
In a world facing devastating climate-induced emergencies and international disasters, Dr. Haorui Wu, assistant professor in the School of Social Work (SSW), is devoted to the empowerment of crisis preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation across local, provincial, federal, and transnational levels.
Monday, September 18, 2023
Having been diagnosed with hearing loss at age four, Kendra Cove has been to the audiologist more times than she can count. Now, she’s in her third year of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorder’s Audiology program to help others just like herself.
Wabanaki‑Labrador Indigenous Health Research Network announces funding support of two Indigenous‑led, health Programs of Research
Friday, September 8, 2023
This unique funding opportunity is directly aimed at Indigenous communities and organizations. Among its primary objectives is to support Indigenous communities to lead research according to their own health research priorities, generating solutions that support improvements to individual and community health and wellbeing, and advancing self-determination in research and research oversight.
Friday, August 11, 2023
From starting a Masters of Health Education with the School of Health and Human Performance in 1987, to helping lead the Faculty through a global pandemic in 2020 – Suzie Officer has seen it all.
Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Killam Laureate, Healthy Populations Institute Scholar, BHCRI CRTP trainee and PhD in Health candidate Emily Drake (MA’10) is personally, professionally, and academically motivated by the prospect of building and nurturing community for young people with cancer.
Friday, July 14, 2023
As Lead Performance Analyst for the Toronto Blue Jays, Goreham equips the various skills he’s gained from the PhD in Health program to effectively execute his professional responsibilities. Such skills include data analysis, the application of sport science theory, computer science, work with sensors, and more.
Wednesday, July 12, 2023
When Cathie Smith-Gillis went on vacation to Mexico earlier this year, she did something she’d never done before. For the first time, the director of human resources for the Faculty of Health truly disconnected — no texts back to the office, no surreptitiously checking e-mail, no phoning employees to ‘see how things were going.’
STAFF SNAPSHOT: Heidi Tracey Baillie, Student Services Administrator, School of Health and Human Performance
Friday, July 7, 2023
After 23 years on the job, Heidi Tracey Baillie remains grateful to work with students of all ages and from diverse life experiences.
Dal School of Social Work faculty and graduate are ‘breaking the species barrier’ in Nova Scotia through veterinary social work
Friday, July 7, 2023
In her years spent as a registered veterinary technician with the Nova Scotia Veterinary Medical Association, Dal Master of Social Work (MSW) graduate Kathleen Dunbar witnessed the need for grief support among companion animal caregivers experiencing companion animal loss. Moreover, she noticed a lack of support for veterinarians and veterinary support staff experiencing ethical distress, moral distress and burnout due to the emotional labour of their profession.
Thursday, July 6, 2023
Our health systems are part of our Canadian identity. Health systems contribute almost 12% to Canada’s total GDP, consume more than a third of many provincial healthcare budgets and employ more than 2 million people. Most people would agree that access to high quality healthcare is key to protecting our health. However, the healthcare sector accounts for about 5% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions that have been linked to climate change.