Dalhousie audiology students (Class of 2019) bring home the 2018 CAA University Challenge Cup, again

Congratulations goes out the to Dalhousie audiology students (Class of 2019) who were awarded the University Challenge Cup at the 2018 conference of the Canadian Academy of Audiology (CAA). The class received the award for developing a promotional video called "A not so quiet place: Living with tinnitus". For more information and a link to the video, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEwPDmBaWl4

Dr. Kay-Raining Bird participates in conversation about a $15 minium wage on CBC Radio One (Halifax)

From August 7 to 10, Dr. Elizabeth Kay-Raining Bird participated in a four part conversation with CBC Radio One's Information Morning about a $15 minimum wage. Here are the links to the four parts of the conversation. Thank you to Nina Corfou, with CBC Nova Scotia for providing the links:

Dal hearing aid program gets financial boost

Here is a link to the Chronicle Herald article also featuring donation from the Lion's Club to the Dalhousie Hearing Aid Assistance Program.

Dalhousie audiology students (Class of 2018) bring home the 2017 CAA University Challenge Cup

Congratulations to Dalhousie audiology students (Class of 2018) who were awarded the University Challenge Cup at the 2017 conference of the Canadian Academy of Audiology (CAA). The class received the award for developing a promotional video about vestibular audiology. For more information and a link to the video, go to https://canadianaudiology.ca/what-we-do/honours-and-awards/

Book to launch October 2017!

Dr. Ellen Hickey has completed the second edition of a book on dementia management, Dementia: Person centered assessment and intervention, with co-editor Michelle Bourgeois. While there is an emphasis on communication and the role of the speech-language pathologist, the book offers a broad review of interventions from a variety of disciplines. Evidence-based assessment and intervention approaches that promote meaningful life engagement for persons with dementia are described. The book is being published by Taylor & Francis, a division of Routledge, and is expected to be in print in late October 2017. 

Recruiting students for research

Dr. Jian Wang is recruiting students (both master thesis and PhD) to join his research team. The selected student(s) will obtain a stipend from one of his research grants. The amount of the stipend will be based upon the student’s experience and academic performance as well as availability of funding. It is expected that a PhD student will be supported for 50-80% of their total costs from the grant. The selected students will have higher chance of funding success from the Tri-council and other sources.

Dr. Jian Wang’s research is funded by grants from NSERC and CIHR and covers 3 major areas: (1) cochlear gene therapy against cell death induced by noise, ototoxic drugs and aging, (2) physiology and noise induced damage of ribbon synapses between sensory cells of hearing and primary auditory neurons, and (3) the impact of hearing loss on cognitive function.

The Dalhousie Audiology Class with the CAA University Challenge Cup. To view the cup close up, visit the SCSD Reception Desk later this fall.
 
 

 

 

The Dalhousie Audiology Class with the CAA University Challenge Cup. To view the cup close up, visit the SHCD Reception Desk.
 
 
 

 

 

 

News from the Faculty of Health Professions

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
“Building relationships is incredibly important,” says Nursing professor, Dr. Megan Aston. “It’s a two way street when it comes to learning and teaching.” This philosophy is the basis of a successful 30-year partnership between Dal and Muhimbili University in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania that has impacted the lives and careers of Nursing students from both institutions.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Monday, October 22, 2018
Jenn Mason (BScOT’85) grew up in Halifax and attended Acadia University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She planned to be a physician but as she got closer to finishing her degree she realized that she wanted to work directly with people in a more hands-on way. She applied to Dal the first year they opened the School of Occupational Therapy.
Sunday, October 21, 2018
This fall has been especially eventful with the launch of our inaugural Healthy Living, Healthy Life conference and community workout with Shaun T; part of Dal’s ongoing 200th anniversary celebrations. A key event of the conference was the IHRIS Breakfast Panel discussion announcing the Nova Scotia Integrated Health Research and Innovation Strategy (NS IHRIS).
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Homecoming 2018 brought together the Pharmacy Class of 1976 for their 42nd anniversary as part of the 200th celebrations. At the helm of organizing the reunion were classmates Dawn Frail (BScPharm’76, MSc’79) and Rebecca Boyd Whittico (BScPharm’76, MSc’82, PhD UCSF), who also established the Class of 1976 Bursary.
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News from the Faculty of Health Professions

Trudi Smith, with files from Colleen MacDonald  –  News
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
“Building relationships is incredibly important,” says Nursing professor, Dr. Megan Aston. “It’s a two way street when it comes to learning and teaching.” This philosophy is the basis of a successful 30-year partnership between Dal and Muhimbili University in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania that has impacted the lives and careers of Nursing students from both institutions.
Terry Murray (with files from Stefanie Wilson)  –  News
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Kathy MacFarlane  –  News, Alumni & Friends
Monday, October 22, 2018
Jenn Mason (BScOT’85) grew up in Halifax and attended Acadia University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She planned to be a physician but as she got closer to finishing her degree she realized that she wanted to work directly with people in a more hands-on way. She applied to Dal the first year they opened the School of Occupational Therapy.
Cheryl Kozey  –  News
Sunday, October 21, 2018
This fall has been especially eventful with the launch of our inaugural Healthy Living, Healthy Life conference and community workout with Shaun T; part of Dal’s ongoing 200th anniversary celebrations. A key event of the conference was the IHRIS Breakfast Panel discussion announcing the Nova Scotia Integrated Health Research and Innovation Strategy (NS IHRIS).
Kathy MacFarlane  –  News
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Homecoming 2018 brought together the Pharmacy Class of 1976 for their 42nd anniversary as part of the 200th celebrations. At the helm of organizing the reunion were classmates Dawn Frail (BScPharm’76, MSc’79) and Rebecca Boyd Whittico (BScPharm’76, MSc’82, PhD UCSF), who also established the Class of 1976 Bursary.
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