Student Society News
A Day In The Life
~ by Katie Soper, President and Cameron Duplessis, Vice President, Student Society
When we weren’t studying:
- the anatomy of the body or,
- practicing for our OSCEs or,
- reading or,
- looking over labs or,
- studying lecture notes,
- participating in fundraisers and,
- volunteering for special events and,
- taking part in competitions around campus and in the community.
For example, both Year 1 and Year 2 classes have proudly represented our school in such events as the Halifax CIBC Run for the Cure (shown in the photo above) and the Metro University Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life. Our Physio Men’s Society (PMS) managed to raise $3571 for Movember Canada this year and sported some impressive facial hair in the process.
The accomplishment we are extremely proud of occurred in November at the annual Health Professions competition For the Health of It. The students of the School of Physiotherapy were named Champions of this competition, taking home the Crowd Favourite, Best Overall Performance and Top Fundraising awards.
Dal PT raised $9700 for the Halifax Association for Community Living which was the charity of choice for this year’s competition.
Teamwork is the key
The students in the Physiotherapy program truly value inter-professional collaboration, as was demonstrated through PT/OT Sports Day and our joint Halloween fundraising event. We also promote healthy living and staying active in our extra-curricular time.
This year our students participated in numerous intramural sports, and we are especially proud of our championship wins in softball tournaments, volleyball tournaments, co-ed basketball league, co-ed inner tube water polo league and women’s indoor soccer league. We will also be hosting the 2nd annual Practice What You Preach 5km Run in the coming weeks. In addition to keeping up with our busy curriculum we have all enjoyed bonding during our orientation week, potlucks, PT Ball and Wildcat Cup.
At this time in the year, our first years are finishing up and getting ready for their first clinical placements and the second years are in the middle of their final semesters. This has been an excellent year for our students and we are happy to be a part of this newsletter today and in future issues to come.