The Importance of Professional Development Opportunities Outside the Classroom

Second-year SCSD speech-language pathology student Halle Loyek shared her experience of gaining professional development outside the classroom, an opportunity supported by Johnson Scholarship Foundation!

You can read the original article here.

(Angie Francalancia, Johnson Scholarship Foundation)
 

SCSD Professor receives Belong Fellowship Award

Our very own Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez Barrero was one of this year's recipients of Dalhousie University's  Belong Fellowship Awards for 2022.

Officially launched in November 2018, Belong Research Fellowships were established by the Offices of the Provost and Vice President Academic and Vice President Research and Innovation to support tenure-track faculty from equity-deserving groups to pursue small research projects of one to two years.

Up to four fellowships of $5,000 are provided annually. You can read the entire article here.

(Andrew Riley, Dal News)

 

 

(Photo: Global Health Office, Dalhousie)



(Photo: Dalhousie)

SCSD offers five renewable entrance scholarships for academic excellence  

The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders is proud to announce that it will be offering five renewable entrance scholarships for academic excellence. Three scholarships are open to all applicants.  

In addition, two more are open to Indigenous and/or African Nova Scotians including the Nova Scotia Scholar Award.

With the generous support of an endowment, Hearing and Speech Nova Scotia has provided funding of the Nova Scotia Scholar award. Please see Part V of the SCSD Additional Information Form for more information.

Information on Admissions can be found here.

 

Statement on Anti-racism and Anti-oppression

School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

The ongoing violent attacks on and deaths of Black, Indigenous, and other People of Colour (BIPOC) at the hands of the police in the United States and Canada have highlighted the need to speak out and act in meaningful ways to bring about systemic change. 

The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders affirms its opposition to all forms of oppression, racism, and discrimination and states clearly and unequivocally that Black Lives Matter and Indigenous Lives Matter. We pledge to scrutinize and change our policies and practices in order to eliminate systemic racism and discrimination in our School and achieve true diversity, inclusivity, equity, and cultural safety. This work is consistent with our strategic plan and core values. As first steps we will immediately engage in the following activities:

  1. Evaluate the admissions requirements—particularly the use of GRE scores—and revise so as to seek to eliminate systemic biases in the admissions process;
  2. Review the Equity Admissions Policy and potentially expand it to include other marginalized groups;
  3. Prioritize equity and diversity when hiring;
  4. Develop a process for compensating BIPOC students, alumni, and external experts who are asked to consult with us on issues of diversity, oppression, racism, and discrimination;
  5. Evaluate and improve how diversity is addressed in the curriculum;
  6. Provide anti-oppression and trauma-informed training to faculty and staff;
  7. Develop and implement a plan to support the success of BIPOC students in the program;
  8. Dialogue with other speech-language-pathology and audiology organizations about dismantling systemic racism and promoting equity in the professions and in our services such as Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC), Canadian Academy of Audiology (CAA), Nova Scotia College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists (NSCASLP), Hearing and Speech Nova Scotia (HSNS), and Regional Centres of Education;
  9. Engage in meaningful respectful discussions with BIPOC consultants, students, staff, and faculty to identify further actions that can bring about substantive change. The action plan will be completed by December 2020;
  10. Inform students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders monthly on our progress.

 


News from the Faculty of Health Professions

Friday, December 1, 2023
As Manager of e-Learning, Terris Klaus oversees the SSW’s Bachelor’s of Social Work (BSW) and Master’s of Social Work (MSW) Distance Education programs. Some of her main responsibilities include working with professors to develop skills and confidence to teach in an online environment, assisting students and professors with Distance Education program-related concerns, and staying current in contemporary developments in e-Learning including Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. Terris Klaus appreciates the variety of duties that shape her role.
Thursday, November 23, 2023
A Dalhousie professor has been awarded a grant of just under $280,000 for his latest work on MRI technologies. Dr. Steven Beyea has been researching diagnostic imaging technologies for over 25 years. He currently works as a professor of diagnostic radiology with cross appointment to the School of Health Sciences.
Tuesday, November 21, 2023
A spirit of joy and celebration filled the classroom as Professor Wanda Thomas Bernard commenced the first in-person class of the new Africentric Bachelor of Social Work (ABSW) Cohort program earlier this fall.
Monday, November 20, 2023
Dal School of Nursing Semester 3 students have partnered with Mobile Outreach Street Health (MOSH) to fundraise on MOSH’s behalf.
Wednesday, November 15, 2023
After an extensive educational career at Dalhousie, nurse scientist Keisha Jefferies (BScN’13, MN’17, Ph.D. Nursing’22) is back on campus — but this time at the start of her career as a professor. In addition to her assistant professorship, Dr. Jefferies was also recently named one of Dalhousie’s inaugural University Research Chairs – Emerging Scholar for her critical research focused on population health and equity and inclusivity in nursing. The Emerging Scholar Research Chair targets “early career academics who have demonstrated research excellence and the potential for international recognition in the next five to ten years."
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News from the Faculty of Health Professions

Josey Houle, Dal Health freelance writer  –  News
Friday, December 1, 2023
As Manager of e-Learning, Terris Klaus oversees the SSW’s Bachelor’s of Social Work (BSW) and Master’s of Social Work (MSW) Distance Education programs. Some of her main responsibilities include working with professors to develop skills and confidence to teach in an online environment, assisting students and professors with Distance Education program-related concerns, and staying current in contemporary developments in e-Learning including Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. Terris Klaus appreciates the variety of duties that shape her role.
Terry Murray-Arnold  –  News
Thursday, November 23, 2023
A Dalhousie professor has been awarded a grant of just under $280,000 for his latest work on MRI technologies. Dr. Steven Beyea has been researching diagnostic imaging technologies for over 25 years. He currently works as a professor of diagnostic radiology with cross appointment to the School of Health Sciences.
Dawn Morrison  –  News
Tuesday, November 21, 2023
A spirit of joy and celebration filled the classroom as Professor Wanda Thomas Bernard commenced the first in-person class of the new Africentric Bachelor of Social Work (ABSW) Cohort program earlier this fall.
Terry Murray-Arnold  –  News
Monday, November 20, 2023
Dal School of Nursing Semester 3 students have partnered with Mobile Outreach Street Health (MOSH) to fundraise on MOSH’s behalf.
Andrew Pelrine  –  News
Wednesday, November 15, 2023
After an extensive educational career at Dalhousie, nurse scientist Keisha Jefferies (BScN’13, MN’17, Ph.D. Nursing’22) is back on campus — but this time at the start of her career as a professor. In addition to her assistant professorship, Dr. Jefferies was also recently named one of Dalhousie’s inaugural University Research Chairs – Emerging Scholar for her critical research focused on population health and equity and inclusivity in nursing. The Emerging Scholar Research Chair targets “early career academics who have demonstrated research excellence and the potential for international recognition in the next five to ten years."
View more Faculty of Health Professions News

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