Fall 2016 Newsletter
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This is a tri-annual e-newsletter for alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the Faculty of Health Professions. 

Dean's message

Dr. Alice Aiken
Dean Aiken talks about her first few months at Dal, and her plans for the upcoming year.

FHP in the News

Dr. Wanda Thomas Bernard
Social Work's Wanda Thomas Bernard is appointed to the Senate of Canada.

More FHP in the news »

Upcoming Events

Social Work Conference
Social Work 75th Anniversary
Friday, Dec. 9

For the Health of It
Saturday, Nov. 26

Crossroads Conference
Friday-Saturday, Mar. 10-11, 2017
Stay tuned to our website for details on these and other upcoming events. If you would like to see an alumni event in your area, please email

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Address Updates

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Occupational therapy student project helps communities map out accessible spaces

First year students in Dr. Brenda Merritt’s occupational therapy theory class are using Wheelmap, an online database and smartphone app, to help inform wheelchair users of the accessible spaces in the city.

Research Profile: Dr. Derek Rutherford

Dr. Derek Rutherford
The Research Profile is an in-depth look at research being conducted in the FHP. Each profile highlights the research achievements, goals and interests of a faculty member in their own words. This month - Dr. Derek Rutherford from the School of Physiotherapy.

Health Mythbusters: Dr. Sara Kirk

Dr. Sara Kirk
Health mythbusters is a regular column in which FHP researchers challenge widely held beliefs about health issues. This month, Dr. Sara Kirk takes on weight bias in health care providers.

Alumni Outside the Box: Ian "Tay" Landry

Grime reaper
Alumni Outside the Box is a regular column profiling FHP alumni who are using their health professions degrees in new or unique ways. This month, we talk to Social Work alum Ian "Tay" Landry.

Dalmazing event embraces new reality of Canadian healthcare

The recent Dalmazing Interprofessional Challenge is just one of the many ways that Dalhousie has been putting an emphasis on the importance of interprofessional education (IPE), especially in health-care settings. The event placed over 1,000 students from three health-related faculties in teams of 10 to complete in challenges that required them to learn more about their roles and work collaboratively to solve problems.

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