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, November 26, 2021
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.
Friday, November 19, 2021
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.
Monday, November 1, 2021
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.
Thursday, October 28, 2021
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
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
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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News from the Faculty of Health Professions

Mark Campbell  –  News
Friday, November 26, 2021
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.
Terry Murray-Arnold  –  News
Friday, November 19, 2021
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.
Kathy MacFarlane  –  News
Monday, November 1, 2021
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.
Stephanie Brown  –  News
Thursday, October 28, 2021
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
Terry Murray-Arnold  –  News
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
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.
View more Faculty of Health Professions News

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