In the fall of 1993, Maura Donovan was a student in the Bachelor of Social Work program at Dalhousie about to begin her second field placement. Witnessing the widespread challenges LGBTQ2+ youth experienced, Donovan decided to see if she could start a support program for her field placement.
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!
When Dr. Michael Ungar was a family therapist, he would meet kids who went through incredible hardship, but seemed to be doing better than anyone would expect. The Dalhousie social work professor, clinical supervisor, therapist, and world-leading researcher on the topic of resilience says it was something that lined up with his own personal experience.
Consider This… features submitted commentary and perspectives from faculty members, tied to news events of the day. In this piece, Dr. Chris Simms in the School of Health Administration discusses the recent deaths of biologist and academic John Sulston and physicist Stephen Hawking within the context of evidence-based global health and research.
Dal Crossroads is an annual student-led interdisciplinary health research conference hosted by the Graduate Student Society at the School of Health and Human Performance. The first Dal Crossroads was held in 2002, making it one of the longest-running events of its kind.