“Building relationships is incredibly important,” says Nursing professor, Dr. Megan Aston. “It’s a two way street when it comes to learning and teaching.” This philosophy is the basis of a successful 30-year partnership between Dal and Muhimbili University in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania that has impacted the lives and careers of Nursing students from both institutions.
Jenn Mason (BScOT’85) grew up in Halifax and attended Acadia University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She planned to be a physician but as she got closer to finishing her degree she realized that she wanted to work directly with people in a more hands-on way. She applied to Dal the first year they opened the School of Occupational Therapy.
This fall has been especially eventful with the launch of our inaugural Healthy Living, Healthy Life conference and community workout with Shaun T; part of Dal’s ongoing 200th anniversary celebrations. A key event of the conference was the IHRIS Breakfast Panel discussion announcing the Nova Scotia Integrated Health Research and Innovation Strategy (NS IHRIS).
Homecoming 2018 brought together the Pharmacy Class of 1976 for their 42nd anniversary as part of the 200th celebrations. At the helm of organizing the reunion were classmates Dawn Frail (BScPharm’76, MSc’79) and Rebecca Boyd Whittico (BScPharm’76, MSc’82, PhD UCSF), who also established the Class of 1976 Bursary.
Dal Health’s transformative Healthy Living, Healthy Life conference brought together a wide range of health stakeholders from September 19 - 21. The final event of the conference was the dynamic and interactive Fireside Chat: Turning Health Upside Down. Moderated by Dr. Erna Snelgrove-Clarke, Associate Dean Academic, the session featured leading health thinkers and innovators Drs. Monika Dutt and Timothy Caulfield.
Health Mythbusters is a regular column in which Dal Health researchers challenge widely held beliefs about health issues. This month, Dr. Crystal Dieleman discusses the criminalization of mental illness.