October 2020

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Stephanie Brown  –  Students, News, Alumni & Friends
Friday, October 30, 2020
To celebrate Respiratory Therapy Week, we did a Q&A with Melissa Miller. Melissa received a Diploma in Health Sciences with Respiratory Therapy, 2017. Current job title: Respiratory Therapist
Decklan Rolle  –  Dal Health Achievements
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
A new COVID-19 pre-screening application makes pre-screening easier and more accessible to faculty and students from their computer or mobile device.
Dawn Morrison  –  News
Friday, October 23, 2020
Dalhousie’s Dr. Merlinda Weinberg, a Professor in the School of Social Work, was the only Canadian on a global team of eight social work ethicists who conducted this ground-breaking research in partnership with the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW). Only a handful of researchers are working in this area and the study is the only one of its kind in the world.
Tyler Colbourne, first published in the North Dartmouth Echo  –  News
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Later this month I will turn 36 years old, and after 18 years of trying I am finally graduating from university with a bachelor degree. I first tried my hand at higher education in 2002 at the age of 17 and freshly out of highschool. I dropped out after four painful semesters of poor grades and lots of unintended learnings related to flavoured vodka and student loans.
Decklan Rolle  –  News
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Although the number of COVID-19 cases have drastically decreased over the past few months in Nova Scotia, that does not mean the job market has fully recovered. Even before the virus, people across Canada were suffering from financial instability, due to the fact that their income is not enough to provide for basic living necessities.
Terry Murray-Arnold  –  Students
Friday, October 16, 2020
Congratulations to all of our Faculty of Health graduates this fall! To celebrate Fall Convocation 2020, we chatted with students from across Dal Health. Today's Q&A profile features Phillip Joy, a PhD in Health graduate from Maitland, Nova Scotia.
Stephanie Brown  –  Students, News, Research
Thursday, October 15, 2020
The Healthy Populations Journal (HPJ), launched on October 15, 2020, is a multi-faculty, open access, peer review journal. Housed at the Healthy Populations Institute (HPI) at Dalhousie, its mission is to “identify and disseminate research which mobilizes evidence to improve population health and health equity globally.”
Stephanie Brown  –  Students, News
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Congratulations to all of our Faculty of Health graduates this fall! To celebrate Fall Convocation 2020, we chatted with students from across Dal Health. Today's Q&A profile features Mirna Gerges, a Master of Science (Occupational Therapy) graduate from Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Stephanie Brown (with files from Dawn Morrison, Monash University and The Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation)  –  News, Research, Community
Thursday, October 8, 2020
How food is promoted in retail settings impacts what consumers buy. Healthy Stores 2020 was a real-world community trial in remote Indigenous Australia to study the effect of restricting merchandising of unhealthy products on sales; specifically sugar, sugar-sweetened beverages, sweet biscuits and confectionery. The goal was to design a store environment where shoppers can choose freely, without highly refined marketing strategies affecting choices.