Thanks to our faculty, staff and students, Dal Health's Boxes of Hope campaign has been huge success. This year, we wanted to use our Faculty holiday party as a chance to get together and share in some holiday fun, and also to give back to our community by collecting 200 boxes filled with treats, toiletries and other items to those in need.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is thought to be a ‘wear and tear’ disease that affects older adults, but this disease also affects people early on in adulthood. Experts say that OA is reaching epidemic proportions in Canada, negatively impacting mobility and leading to significant health care costs. Researchers and other delegates from across the country met at Dalhousie on October 25-26, 2017 for GaitNET OA; a two-day summit representing the first steps towards a national OA strategy to improve mobility and joint health in those with OA.
From October 1st-4th 2017, a contingent of Faculty of Health researchers, alum, students and staff met with colleagues from across the continent for the Collaborating Across Borders (CAB) interprofessional health care and collaborative practice conference. The large Dal contingent presented on a broad range of topics from designing and delivering interprofessional education (IPE) curriculum to evaluating IPE courses and researching IPE impact.
For Becky Marval, pushing the boundaries of what it means to be an occupational therapist has become second nature. For the last eight years, Marval has worked with Mobile Outreach Street Health, commonly known as MOSH, as their resident OT.
From September 27th-30th, Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Health hosted three prominent Scottish thought leaders in primary care, with the aim of learning from each other’s experiences and developing innovative ways to improve health.
Dalhousie recently joined The Conversation Canada, a new-to-Canada media outlet providing independent, high-quality explanatory journalism reaching millions of readers around the world. Dal Health researchers are invited to contribute articles.
As the school year begins for most students on Dalhousie’s campuses, two exchange students from Norway are preparing to return to Oslo after spending three months in Halifax. Hanna Engebretsen and Tess Urdahl, 3rd-year radiography students at the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA), are the first students to benefit from a new exchange program between HiOA and Dalhousie’s School of Health Sciences (SHS).
The Community Veterinary Outreach (CVO) Clinic is a registered charity that aims to improve the health of socially marginalized people and their pets by providing pro bono veterinary services. CVO held their first clinic in Halifax on August 26, 2017.