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  • Women Unsilenced: Nursing alumni publish book about violence committed against women and girls
    When retired nurses Jeanne Sarson (MEd, BScN ‘1980) and Linda MacDonald (MEd, BN ‘1976) 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.
  • Celebrating 60 years of exceptional health education & leadership
    Dal Health is celebrating a milestone. In 1961, the Faculty of Health Professions was established at Dalhousie University when the College of Pharmacy joined forces with the School of Nursing. This union became the first faculty devoted to health in Canada, beginning with 107 students. Over a half a decade later, the Faculty has grown into an innovative leader within the national health sphere and a research powerhouse. It was renamed the Faculty of Health (Dal Health) on July 1, 2017, to reflect its broadened scope. From humble beginnings, Dal Health now encompasses 10 academic units, nearly 300 faculty and staff members, a student body of 3,000+ and over 25,000 engaged alumni.
  • Advocating for change: Social Work alum wants to help those who face injustice
    Congratulations to all of our Dal Health Class of 2021! To celebrate Fall Convocation 2021, we chatted with students from across Dal Health. Name/Preferred Name: Andre Watkis Pronouns: He/Him Degree: Bachelor of Social Work Where you’re from: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
  • International impact: Health Sciences student published in Cambridge Medical Journal; creates international charity
    Ultrasound incorporates the perfect mix of cutting-edge technology, cross-sectional anatomy, and pathophysiology. As an ultrasound technologist, you are at the frontline tasked with investigating the root cause behind the patient's symptoms. You play the detective's role and contemplate the history, lab tests, medical imaging, and symptoms to develop a cohesive list of differential diagnoses.
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