On September 18th, Noel Pendergast (School of Health Sciences) was presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal at the AGM of the Nova Scotia Lung Association. Dave Wilson, Nova Scotia Minister of Health and Wellness, presented Noel with the award for his volunteer work in the community promoting lung health. Congratulations to Noel on this accomplishment!
Congratulations to Dr. Shaun Boe (School of Physiotherapy and Department of Psychiatry) who has been awarded the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Research Scholarship for New Career Scientists. Dr. Boe has been given this prestigious scholarship in recognition of his work in examining basic and clinical aspects of rehabilitation to optimize functional recovery post-stroke with mentor Gail Eskes (Department of Psychiatry).
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Research Scholarship is a salary award intended for applicants with a Masters and/or Doctorate degree and with credential(s) in a regulated accredited health discipline. The objective is to attract and foster cardiovascular or cerebrovascular investigators from a variety of health disciplines. Each application is considered to be a joint submission by the applicant and the identified mentor.
To learn more about this award, read the full story on the PT Matters blog.
The School of Physiotherapy is the winner of the first annual Practice What You Preach Run/Walk! The crowd was wowed on Sunday by an impressive 50% participation rate from Physiotherapy’s First and Second Year classes as well as faculty. Thanks to Katherine Harman and Candice Stapleton who showed up and ran like champs to support the cause.
For winning this awesome event, the School will receive $1000 towards a healthy lifestyle initiative for the Health Professions end of campus!
Roger Montigny (BSc (Pharmacy)’74) was one of those rare breeds – a person who lived passionately by his convictions and sought to make the world a better place through his career as a pharmacist.
When Roger passed away in December 2010, he left behind a grieving family and community. To honour his love of pharmacy and education, Roger’s family decided to establish the Roger Montigny Memorial Fund at Dalhousie with a gift of $25,000. The purpose of the fund is to provide an annual award to a third-year pharmacy student from Prince Edward Island who has demonstrated a passion for pharmacy and an interest in pursuing community pharmacy.
“The family wanted to leave a legacy for someone who has made a difference in the profession of pharmacy,” says his wife, Belinda. “We knew this award would be Roger’s prescription for future students.”
To read more, see the DalNews story.
Congratulations to the following students who have received funding awards:
- Tarra Penney (Health Promotion) has received a CIHR Banting Scholarship award for $17,500 and a CIHR fellowship in Population Intervention for Chronic Disease Prevention, for one year.
- Becky Spencer (Health Promotion) has received a CIHR Fellowship in Population Intervention for Chronic Disease Prevention for $17,850 for one year.
- Michelle Poirier (Health Promotion) has received an FGS NS Black and First Nations Graduate Scholarship for $15,000.
Congratulations also go out to Dr. Sara Kirk (HHP) who is the proud supervisor of all these students.
The Gerentology Association of Nova Scotia (GANS), established in 1977, is a multi-disciplinary voluntary association of individuals, families and organizations with an interest in aging. Each year GANS recognizes a student enrolled in a Nova Scotia post-secondary institution who achieves excellence in the study of the field of aging. This year’s recipient is Health Services Manager Kim Munroe (MHA 2011).
At the Full Faculty meeting held on May 19, 2011, three of our faculty members were recognized with awards.
Dr. Anne Marie Whelan of the College of Pharmacy was presented with the Teaching Excellence Award. This annual award recognizes the critical role that teaching plays in the Faculty of Health Professions and honours an outstanding teacher who embodies the finest aspects of exemplary teaching.
This year, two awards were established in recognition of outstanding research leading to significant progress in the understanding and/or management of a health related problem. The Research Excellence Award was open to all faculty members and the Junior Research Award was open to faculty members within ten years of their initial appointment. Dr. Lois Jackson, Acting Director of the AHPRC and Professor in the School of Health and Human Performance received the Research Excellence Award and Dr. David Jakeman, College of Pharmacy, was given the Junior Research Award.
Congratulations to all of our award winners!
We are pleased to announce the launch of the annual Faculty of Health Professions Research Awards. Two awards are available – The Faculty of Health Professions’ Junior Award and The Faculty of Health Professions’ Research Excellence Award. These awards recognize outstanding research that leads to significant progress in the understanding and/or management of a health-related problem. Nominations are now open, and will close on November 30, 2010 at 4:00 pm. For further information, see the Call for Nominations.