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One‑Minute Meeting with Steve Morley

Posted by Communications, Marketing and Creative Services on November 5, 2021 in Community Highlights

Three questions, each answered in 150 words or less. One-Minute Meeting is a quick and easy way to get to know more about your colleagues, new and old. Learn how you can nominate someone at the bottom of this post and read more about the series on Dal News.

Today's meeting is with Steve Morley, an IT architect with Medical Information Technology (MedIT) in Dal's Faculty of Medicine.

What’s your favourite thing about working at Dal?

The team of people that I get to work with each day are fantastic. When I started working in the Medical School I had no idea I would be a “lifer.” After I had been there a year, Sharon Forward, the Director of Medicine Admissions said “just wait you’ll be here in 10 years before you know it.” She took me to lunch when I had been there that long. Our department spends our time supporting the entire Faculty of Medicine community. One of the biggest projects our team was ever part of was the opening of the Saint John satellite medical school for New Brunswick students. It took our entire team to get that launched, and the quality of this program is a testament to the team. I am very proud to be part of that group.
What’s the most surprising thing we might see on your resume/cv?

That I was made an honorary classmate of the Medical School classes of 2006 and 2007. (See answer to the next question to learn how that happened).
What’s the strangest job experience you’ve ever had?

Prior to the pandemic, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and other collaboration platforms weren't in widespread use. One of the strangest things I had to do happened when a local student got the mumps. We had to set up a computer in Theatre A of the Tupper Link with a special laptop with a microphone and speakers, and then I delivered a computer to the student’s home so she could participate in class.
I suspect that act may have to contributed to me being named as an honorary member of her graduating class. I got to go to the Medical School Gala to accept the award. Ironically, my wife wasn’t able to go because she had been teaching a session to the College of Pharmacy and was exposed to someone who had mumps. She had never had the mumps so was quarantined at home for 2 weeks. I like to think my grandfather was pleased. He graduated from the Dalhousie Medical School in 1944

Now, nominate someone you'd like to see on One-Minute Meeting.

Is there someone at Dal you'd like to know more about? Email to suggest them for a One-Minute Meeting. Please provide contact information for the person you are nominating and let us know if you are comfortable with them knowing you nominated them (in case they ask). We'll then send the nominee an email seeing if they'd like to participate.

Previously on One-Minute Meeting:

Jake MacIsaac, Assistant Director of Security Services

Linda Parker, Director of Housing and Conference Services at Dal