Success Stories

Learn how interprofessional education at Dalhousie has had a positive impact on our students and faculty, as well as patients and their families.

Collaboration for long-term care at Maplestone


"The main take away? Knowing that I'm not the only part of the puzzle in a patient's problems."

In 2010, Shannex and Dalhousie University joined to create the first academic nursing home in Atlantic Canada. Through collaboration among health professionals, researchers, educators, learners, clients and their families, the Maplestone Collaborative Learning Centre (CLC) seeks to enhance the preparation of new health professionals for collaborative practice in long term care and to identify and address current issues in long term care policy and practice.

Keeping bodies and minds active at Soldiers Memorial Hospital


"The activity program came together through the strengths of both professions."

At Soldier's Memorial Hospital in Middleton, students Kristin Crocker (Occupational Therapy, Dalhousie) and Mark Ponikvar (Therapeutic Recreation Assistant Program, NSCC), created is the Keeping Active Bodies and Minds (KABAM) Activity Program as part of their fieldwork placement; learning a lot about each others' professions and patient-centred care in the process.