There are many ways to honour the memory of a loved one. Dalhousie alumnus Jeff Knowles (’07) and his father, Stanley (’74), mother Jean and sister Colleen chose to celebrate the life of their son and brother Scott (’07) by establishing the Scott Knowles Memorial Pharmacy Award. A graduate of the College of Pharmacy, Scott passed away unexpectedly in 2011. The award named in his honour will offer $4,000 each year to a New Brunswick student graduating from the College of Pharmacy who is returning to the province to practice in a community pharmacy. To learn more about Scott and the award, read the story in Dal News.
The 28th Annual Health Administration REACH 2012 Leadership Gala was held on Friday, April 13th. Keynote speaker for the gala was Pat Lee – CEO, Pictou County Health Authority. Mr. Lee’s presentation on the future of Canadian healthcare was captivating and thought-provoking for the students in attendance. Special Guests for the evening included:
- Dean Will Webster and Anne Godden-Webster;
- Lawrence Nestman (Professor Emeritus) and Anne Nestman;
- Michael Hadskis, Schulich School of Law;
- Catherine MacPherson, Chair CCHL Bluenose Chapter;
- Sandra Hennigar, Northwood Foundation;
- Mary Lee, CEO Health Association Nova Scotia;
- Sharon Davis-Murdock, Diversity and Social Inclusion Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health and Wellness. Sharon was also the recipient of the Lawrence Nestman Outstanding Contribution Award.
Student honorees are as follows:
- Krista Rigby – Dr. Alan D. Thomson Award, CCHL Bluenose Chapter Award
- Kimberley Vaulkhard – Dr. A. Peter Ruderman Award
- Ainsley Young – CCH-KP Richard Award, Alumni Association Award
- Ashley Ryer – Edward L. Roach Award
- Kirk Owen – Health Association Nova Scotia Award, Robert Wood Johnson Award, Association of Health Administration Students Award
- Major Marcus Brauer – Nestman Prize for Accounting
- Reem El-Misleh – Dr. Thomas Rathwell Award
- Jaimie Claramunt Llill – Glen Moore Memorial Award
- Erin Christian – First Year Academic Excellence Award
Congratulations to all on a job well done!
On Tuesday, March 27th, Dalhousie hosted the first annual Impact Awards – a celebration of the contributions that students make to each other, Dalhousie and the greater community. Among the winners were a number of students from the Faculty of Health Professions:
- Rising Star Award – presented to a first year student who has demonstrated an outstanding level of commitment, leadership, creativity and initiative to the DSU, as well as to the campus and community at large. Kyle Warkentin, Nursing.
- Residence Life Leader Award – presented to students in residence leadership positions who have demonstrated an exceptional level of maturity and professionalism. Kathleen Nason, Pharmacy.
- Certificate of Distinction – awarded to students who demonstrate above average contributions to campus life over the course of their university career. Michael Gfeller, Health and Human Performance (Kinesiology).
- Gold D’s – awarded to students to recognize an elite level of involvement and acheivement in campus life over the course of their university career. Emma Leon, Nursing and Zachary Whitney, Nursing.
- Best Departmental Society – presented to a society that has demonstrated a high level of consistency in event planning and delivery, high participation and attendance of their membership and sets an example for other student societies. Dalhousie Nursing Students Society.
- Faculty Leadership Awards – presented to a student in good academic standing in each Faculty who exemplify the the highest level of passion for their discipline, take initative in creating new opportunities and encourage their pers to engage in faculty events. Winners positively impact other students in their Faculty and the reputation of their Faculty outside of Dalhousie. Megan Riordan, Pharmacy.
- Board of Governors Awards – the top student awards at Dalhousie (four are awarded each year), recognizing students who contribute to the quality and vitality of the University, both through their academic accomplishments and involvement in campus life. Duane MacLeod, Nursing. (Read more about Duane’s acheivements in Dal News).
Congratulations to the following School of Human Communication Disorders students for being awarded the following scholarships:
- Dekota Clayton, second year student in the audiology program, was awarded the Nova Scotia Black and First Nation Scholarship.
- Kathleen Chiddenton and Andree-Anne Morrissey, both second year students in the speech-language pathology program, received a Canada Graduate Scholarship from SSHRC.
- Bonita Squires, a first year student in the speech-language pathology program, received a Canada Graduate Scholarship from CIHR.
Congratulations to the following members of the School of Physiotherapy who were awarded honours at the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Annual Congress held this past July in Whistler, British Columbia:
- Dr. Marilyn MacKay-Lyons (Associate Professor) was awarded the Enid Graham Memorial Lectureship, which is the highest individual award bestowed upon a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Marilyn gave her address “The evolution of our profession” at the Congress.
- Barbara Kelly (Instructor), was awarded the Margaret Finley-Vatcher Award from the Pediatric Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association for her significant contributions to the Division and to the forthcoming Pediatric Specialization Program.
- Alison MacDonald (Adjunct Professor and physiotherapist at the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre), was awarded the CPA Mentorship award for all her dedicated work with colleagues and students.
- Dr. Shawn Robins (Post-Doctoral Fellow) was awarded the Alun Morgan Memorial Award in Orthopaedic Physiotherapy from the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada.
On June 6th, 2011 a banquet was held at the Harbourfront Marriott Hotel to celebrate the graduating BScN class of 2011 and to recognize academic excellence with students, their families, friends, faculty and staff in attendance. For a full list of award recipients and a slideshow of pictures from the evening, visit the Nursing website.
This year marks the twelfth time the Professor Colleen Kiberd (Nursing) has been selected by the graduating class to receive the Student Appreciation Award. This award is given to a member of faculty who has touched each of the students’ lives as a supportive mentor, an exemplary teacher and an inspiration to strive for excellence.
Another tribute to Professor Kiberd by the Class of 2011 was the creation of the Colleen Kiberd Award. This award is given to a member of the graduating class who is viewed by their peers as compassionate, engaging, warm, generous and thoughtful – a leader with a great work ethic, sense of humour, an inspiration and support to others, a mentor and friend who demonstrates a love of nursing to his/her fellow students. The recipient of the inaugural Colleen Kiberd Award is Tammy Baxter.
Faculty and staff joined the students in a standing ovation for Professor Kieberd both when she received the Student Appreciation Award and when she presented the award created by the students in her honour.
Congratulations to the following School of Health and Human Performance students, who received awards at last month’s convocation:
- University Medal in Health & Human Performance – Kaitlin Lauridsen (B.Sc. Health Promotion)
- Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology – Emelie Ederfors (B.Sc. Kinesiology)
- Dr. M.J. Ellis Award – Erin Cusack (B.Sc. Health Promotion)
- Leisure Research Congress Award – Austin Oswald (B.Sc. Recreation)
- Dr. Hugh A. Noble Award – Claire Lederman (B.Sc Recreation)
- Dr. John C. Pooley Sportsperson Award – Alexander Veit (B.Sc. Kinesiology)
- Women’s Division – Dalhousie Alumni Association Medal in Health Promotion – Kaitlin Laurisden and Erica Zallen (B.Sc. Health Promotion)
- Women’s Division – Dalhousie Alumni Association Medal in Kinesiology – Emelie Ederfors (B.Sc. Kinesiology)
- Women’s Division – Dalhousie Alumni Association Medal in Recreation – Austin Oswald (B.Sc. Recreation)
- Matthew Knox Award – Kelsey MacDonald (B.Sc. Health Promotion)
- Bryant Undergraduate Research Awards – Luke Martelli and Hilary Caldwell (B.Sc. Kinesiology)
Also presented at the convocation ceremony was the Student Appreciation Award, given by the Student Association for Health and Human Performance (SAHHPer), in recognition of a staff or faculty member who makes the student experience at Dalhousie more enjoyable and rewarding. This year the award was given to Professor Barbara Hamilton-Hinch.