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

Thursday, April 15, 2021
Becky Marval (BScOT’07) has always been drawn to the intersection of health and social equity. “In the School of Occupational Therapy at Dal, I gained valuable outreach experience as a volunteer with non-profits serving folks experiencing homelessness and newcomers to Canada,” she says.
Monday, March 29, 2021
Members of the public are being asked to play an important role in completing the largest study of vaccine safety in Canadian history.
Friday, March 19, 2021
When Dr. Sara Kirk speaks about her many research projects, all centered around supporting positive environments for healthy behaviours, her passion speaks volumes.
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
The School of Nursing in the Faculty of Health at Dalhousie University has been redesignated as a World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization (WHO/PAHO) Collaborating Centre on Health Workforce Planning and Research until August 2024.
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News from the Faculty of Health Professions

Kathy MacFarlane  –  News, Alumni & Friends, Speakers
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Becky Marval (BScOT’07) has always been drawn to the intersection of health and social equity. “In the School of Occupational Therapy at Dal, I gained valuable outreach experience as a volunteer with non-profits serving folks experiencing homelessness and newcomers to Canada,” she says.
Dawn Morrison With files from the BC Provincial Health Services Authority  –  News
Monday, March 29, 2021
Members of the public are being asked to play an important role in completing the largest study of vaccine safety in Canadian history.
Stephanie Brown  –  News
Friday, March 19, 2021
When Dr. Sara Kirk speaks about her many research projects, all centered around supporting positive environments for healthy behaviours, her passion speaks volumes.
Dawn Morrison  –  News
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
The School of Nursing in the Faculty of Health at Dalhousie University has been redesignated as a World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization (WHO/PAHO) Collaborating Centre on Health Workforce Planning and Research until August 2024.
View more Faculty of Health Professions News

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