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Celebrating Achievement

Posted by Dawn Morrison on June 21, 2018 in News

Dal Health shines at the 2018 Legacy Awards

The School of Nursing celebrates their Legacy Award winners with the Dal Tiger (L-R) Marilyn MacDonald, Ingrid Waldron, Marsha Campbell-Yeo and Gail Tomblin-Murphy (Nick Pearce photo)

The theme of Dalhousie University’s 2018 Legacy Awards is ‘Making Waves,’ — and with good reason.  The awards recognize and celebrate those who inspire others and make a significant difference to the Dal community every day.

The Faculty of Health was well represented among this year’s recipients, including faculty members who received two new awards:

  • Dr. Marsha Campbell-Yeo (School of Nursing) received The President’s Research Excellence Emerging Investigator Award, recognizing the achievements of a Dalhousie faculty member at the early stages of their career. Her work on neonatal health has received both national and international recognition for improving the health of this vulnerable population. 
  • Dr. Ingrid Waldron (School of Nursing) received The President’s Research Excellence Research Impact Award, recognizing the achievements of a Dalhousie faculty member who has made a significant impact in their field of research. Dr. Waldron’s research on the health effects of environmental racism is already having an impact in our African Nova Scotian and Indigenous communities.

Two students were also among the award winners including:

  • Madeleine McKay (Health and Human Performance and Healthy Populations Institute student research scholar) and Phillip Joy (PhD in Health) who received the President’s Graduate Student Teaching Award. This award recognizes a graduate student instructor who provides exceptional student learning experiences, and demonstrates a commitment to their own professional development.

The Legacy Awards are comprised of over 20 awards from across the university selected based on their alignment with Dalhousie’s Strategic Priorities. They were introduced this year as part of the university’s 200th anniversary celebrations. The ceremony took place on June 20 at the Dalhousie Arts Centre.

We would also like to congratulate Dr. Christine Chambers, a recent Nursing cross-appointee, for receiving The President’s Research Excellence Research Impact  Award.

We are very proud of our award winners!

Cheryl Kozey
Dean (Acting)


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Read the Dal News article "Making Waves"