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  • Health Champions: Heather Payette (BN’88)
    Heather Payette (BN’88) has many great memories from her days at Dal. “So much fun and a lot of work. Lots of laughter and lots of tears. The friends from intramural sports, residence, ‘For the Health of It’ variety show skits, Tupper band rehearsals in the Tupper building cafeteria, walking back and forth from each end of campus, Halifax Mardi Gras at Halloween, walking at Point Pleasant Park, donairs on the way home from downtown, Peddler’s Pub, the 8 am lectures, frosh events, I could go on and on!”
  • New CIHR‑funded collaboration between Dalhousie and the University of Calgary to address health inequities of incarcerated Indigenous women
    The over-incarceration of Indigenous women, transgender and nonbinary people within the Canadian correctional system is well researched and documented — but their voices and detailed data on their perinatal and reproductive health are not.
  • Sobeys Inc. gives $30,000 to support inclusion and equity in pharmacy
    A generous donation from Sobeys National Pharmacy Group will support students from underrepresented groups in their pursuit of pharmacy education at Dal. The $30,000 gift will be directed toward the Faculty of Health's priority area of advancing and supporting inclusion and equity in the College of Pharmacy. The Director of the College says the donation is a welcome gift that will go towards providing financial assistance for deserving students.
  • Women Unsilenced: Nursing alumni publish book about violence committed against women and girls
    When retired nurses Jeanne Sarson (MEd, BScN ‘90) and Linda MacDonald (MEd, BN ‘76) approached publishers with their book Women Unsilenced: Our Refusal To Let Torturer-Traffickers Win, the reactions were always the same—the story was compelling, but no one wanted to publish it because the subject matter was harrowing. Undeterred, Sarson and MacDonald decided to self-publish.
  • Dal Health expands the number of prioritized seats for Mi’kmaq and African Nova Scotian students in the Bachelor of Science Nursing program
    The School of Nursing in the Dalhousie Faculty of Health is expanding the number of prioritized seats for Mi’kmaq and African Nova Scotian students in the Bachelor of Science Nursing program (BScN). A minimum of 40 seats across the Direct Entry (from high school) or Advanced Standing (previous university experience) streams in the Dal School of Nursing BScN program will be prioritized for qualified Mi’kmaq students and African Nova Scotian students in the 2021-2022 admissions cycle. 20 seats will be set aside for each of these under-represented population groups. Priority will be given to applicants within Nova Scotia.
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