Alumni & Friends
Each year, more than 50 graduates join the physiotherapy alumni family. Through their energy, passion and continuous learning, our alumni have made and continue to make significant contributions in healthcare throughout Canada and around the world. Our graduates are an ever-growing source of pride, as well as support to the faculty and School.
So, keep in touch! Your ongoing support and dedication helps to ensure that we continue to provide outstanding academic opportunities to students for many years to come.
Learn about your fellow Alumni in the PT Matters eNewsletters or check out the Alumni Profiles in the right hand column.
Jill Tasker (BScPT, Class of 1981) always knew she wanted to be a healthcare practitioner but wasn’t quite sure in which capacity. While living in residence during her first year of study at Dalhousie, Jill became friends with some students who were in the physiotherapy program. Their enthusiasm and passion for the program convinced Jill that helping people improve their physical well-being through physiotherapy would be the perfect fit for her future. Read more in this Alumni Profile.
CONNECTIONS THAT COUNT
The School of Physiotherapy is very appreciative of its many alumni supporters, whether they support the School through being Clinical Instructors, Lab Demonstrators, Guest Lecturers, Annual Fund Donors, employers of our graduates, or a combination thereof.
We would like to acknowledge two innovative donations from our alumni community:
The Class of 1966, who collectively donated $2500 in honour of their 50th reunion, to support clinical placements in international or remote clinical sites. Find out more about what the class of '66 has been up to, or read highlights of the experiences of our Year 2 students who each received a $500 travel bursary.
Justin Whittle and Chris Cluett, Class of 2003 alumni, of Proactive Wellness and Prevention in Newfoundland and Labrador, have created a $500 graduate award called "The Persistence Award" to be awarded to a graduating student who exemplifies focus, determination, motivation and commitment to their program (peer nominated). This award is unique, in that it recognizes valuable personal attributes outside of academic merit.
A LASTING LEGACY
The 2015 Anniversary Steering Committee has established four legacies on behalf of the first 50 years of Dalhousie Physiotherapy Alumni:
2015 SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The purpose of this fund is twofold: (i) to offer merit scholarships to students who demonstrate academic excellence, including those from economically disadvantaged groups; and (ii) to offer bursaries to students in severe financial or health-related difficulties, and those with exceptional travel or accommodation challenges during clinical placements. Donate to the School of Physiotherapy.