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Dal Health Grad prepared "to join community professionals to make a difference in health care."

Posted by Terry Murray-Arnold on November 1, 2022 in Alumni & Friends


Evan MacEachern MSc (Rehabilitation Research). Photo: Provided.

Where you’re from:
Dartmouth, NS

How significant is it for you to receive this degree?

I am very happy to receive this degree with my parents in attendance and join the Dalhousie alumni community. The Rehabilitation Research program at Dalhousie has prepared me to join community professionals to make a difference in health care.

What were the highlights of your degree?
A highlight to my degree at Dalhousie were the networking and employment opportunities I was provided. Also, successfully defending my thesis work!

What will you miss about your time at Dal?
Living at home in Nova Scotia

What was your journey to Dal and to this program?

A friend of mine graduated from the UofT Kinesiology program before me and started on a path in rehabilitation services research. This peaked my interest, and I decided to attend Dalhousie because I wanted to return home after completing my undergraduate degree. That’s how I landed in this great program.

What topics/research/work did you become passionate about during your education?
Cardiovascular health and community epidemiology

How did COVID-19 impact you during your studies?
During my undergraduate degree I was unable to have a graduation ceremony due to cancellations. I am very happy to be attending my Masters degree graduation with my family in attendance!

What’s next for you?
Joining the Sinai Health research team in Toronto, Ontario