July 2023

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Dawn Morrison  –  School of Physiotherapy, Alumni & Friends
Monday, July 31, 2023
When Masters of Physiotherapy grad Gavin Noble completed a recent clinical placement at the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre in St. John’s, he remembers experiencing feelings of pride and déjà vu.
Josey Houle, Dal Heath freelance writer  –  PhD in Health, News, Research
Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Killam Laureate, Healthy Populations Institute Scholar, BHCRI CRTP trainee and PhD in Health candidate Emily Drake (MA’10) is personally, professionally, and academically motivated by the prospect of building and nurturing community for young people with cancer.
Josey Houle, Dal Heath freelance writer  –  PhD in Health, News
Friday, July 14, 2023
As Lead Performance Analyst for the Toronto Blue Jays, Goreham equips the various skills he’s gained from the PhD in Health program to effectively execute his professional responsibilities. Such skills include data analysis, the application of sport science theory, computer science, work with sensors, and more.
Dawn Morrison, with files from McMaster University  –  News
Wednesday, July 12, 2023
When Cathie Smith-Gillis went on vacation to Mexico earlier this year, she did something she’d never done before. For the first time, the director of human resources for the Faculty of Health truly disconnected — no texts back to the office, no surreptitiously checking e-mail, no phoning employees to ‘see how things were going.’
Josey Houle, Dal Health freelance writer  –  Inside Dal Health, News, School of Health and Human Performance
Friday, July 7, 2023
After 23 years on the job, Heidi Tracey Baillie remains grateful to work with students of all ages and from diverse life experiences.
Josey Houle, Dal Health freelance writer  –  School of Social Work, News
Friday, July 7, 2023
In her years spent as a registered veterinary technician with the Nova Scotia Veterinary Medical Association, Dal Master of Social Work (MSW) graduate Kathleen Dunbar witnessed the need for grief support among companion animal caregivers experiencing companion animal loss. Moreover, she noticed a lack of support for veterinarians and veterinary support staff experiencing ethical distress, moral distress and burnout due to the emotional labour of their profession.
Dal Health Communications  –  Students, School of Nursing, Alumni & Friends
Thursday, July 6, 2023
Congratulations to all of our Dal Health Class of 2023! To celebrate Spring Convocation, we chatted with students from across Dal Health. Dylan Joudrie graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Nursing).
Jessica Nowlan - CASCADES Regional Lead (Atlantic Canada)  –  Partnerships, News, Research
Thursday, July 6, 2023
Our health systems are part of our Canadian identity. Health systems contribute almost 12% to Canada’s total GDP, consume more than a third of many provincial healthcare budgets and employ more than 2 million people. Most people would agree that access to high quality healthcare is key to protecting our health. However, the healthcare sector accounts for about 5% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions that have been linked to climate change.