By: Dalhousie’s Office of Community Partnerships and Global Health
Each year we host the annual student writing competition for all learners at Dalhousie. This is an opportunity for students to gain deeper understanding of a topic, make critical connections to carry into practice, and to develop their reflective writing and knowledge translation skills. This year students were encouraged to explore the theme of community engagement (connected to our Community Engaged Service Learning program). This year we have partnered with Doctors Nova Scotia who have published the winning essays in the December 2023 issue of the Doctors Nova Scotia Magazine with our categories of Best Imagery, Most Cohesive and Best Literary.
By: Angela Tsai (DalMed Class of 2023)
Improving Health Accessibility to Newcomers
It was the summer of 2008 when my family immigrated to Canada. We were lost and alone in the new environment and had little understanding of the society and it’s rules.
By: Megan Smith (DalMed Class of 2025)
Hospice Halifax’s Nav-CARE Program
Hospice Halifax offers end-of-life palliative care in a home-like environment. Care is provided by a multidisciplinary team, intended to maximize patient well-being, and help patients and their families address practical, physical, emotional and spiritual needs while preparing for the patient’s death.
By: Mikayla Boucher (4th year Dal Pre-Med Program)
Where Medicine Meets Community
Perhaps the greatest lesson I have learned throughout my community engagement began with a single word. I walked into the public library and there it was, scratched in pale yellow chalk across a dusty black chalkboard. “Sonder”
Read the full article in the December 2023 issue of the Doctors Nova Scotia Magazine.
We want to extend our deepest thanks to everyone who participated and to our very talented judges.