The Faculty of Health is pleased to welcome Dr. Merritt as our new Dean of the Faculty of Health. A new season and academic year is upon is, making this a good time to check in with Dr. Merritt on what she’s most excited about as she takes on the role, priorities for the Faculty and a personal message to our faculty, students, staff and alumni.
Debra A. Barrath (MN 2000) grew up in a multiracial neighborhood in Durban, South Africa. Since the age of 12 she’s had a five-year plan and was willing to make big changes and move great distances to realize those goals. At 21 she was accepted by Dalhousie for her Masters’ Degree thanks to scholarship funding through the Southern African Student Education Program (SASEP) so she has always felt that Dalhousie chose her!
Mike Sangster (BSc Physiotherapy 2003) grew up in the Annapolis Valley, NS and came to Dalhousie for a second career in physiotherapy. Having completed an MBA, he began his career as a management consultant but early in his career realized he needed more. “I needed to do something that would provide me greater purpose and meaning,” he says.