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

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Monday, January 25, 2021
Growing up at the Head of St Margaret’s Bay in a naval family, Joanna Davies (BScK’89) wanted to stay in Halifax, and Dalhousie University had just started the Kinesiology program. With plans to go into sports medicine, it was the logical step.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Researchers at Dalhousie University are developing creative new ways to share their research findings with the public.
Friday, December 11, 2020
Research Canada has announced that the recipient of the 2020 Individual Leadership in Advocacy Award is Ingrid Waldron, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health at Dalhousie University. The award is given to exceptional champions of health research and health innovation.
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News from the Faculty of Health Professions

Kathy MacFarlane  –  Alumni & Friends
Monday, January 25, 2021
Josh Myers (BSW’09, MSW’10) grew up in Riverview, New Brunswick. While completing an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Saint Mary’s University, his supervisor and mentor introduced him to social work.
Kathy MacFarlane  –  Alumni & Friends
Monday, January 25, 2021
Growing up at the Head of St Margaret’s Bay in a naval family, Joanna Davies (BScK’89) wanted to stay in Halifax, and Dalhousie University had just started the Kinesiology program. With plans to go into sports medicine, it was the logical step.
Sarah Moore and Gillian Ritcey  –  News
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Researchers at Dalhousie University are developing creative new ways to share their research findings with the public.
Terry Murray-Arnold (with files from Research Canada and The Coast)  –  News
Friday, December 11, 2020
Research Canada has announced that the recipient of the 2020 Individual Leadership in Advocacy Award is Ingrid Waldron, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health at Dalhousie University. The award is given to exceptional champions of health research and health innovation.
Dal Health  –  Dal Health in the News
Thursday, November 26, 2020
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