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Dr. Ron Stewart  Receives Honourary Doctorate at Convocation 2017

Dr. Ron Stewart was the Honorary Degree recipient at the Faculty of Medicine convocation on May 26, 2017. He was awarded the Gold Headed Cane in 2002 for his strong ties to learners and physicians across the continuum and his attention to the human aspects of caring for the sick and injured. An internationally known, highly-regarded leader in the fields of Emergency  Medical Services (EMS) and Emergency Medicine, Ron has received accolades across North America; it is now time for us to recognize him at home.

Ron's work in the Music in Medicine and Humanities-HEALS programs within the Division of Medical Education, his contributions to Undergraduate Medical  Education, to Emergency Medicine and to EMS have augmented our programs making our Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie the envy of many.

DalNews Article  Celebrates Dr. Joan Sargeant's Achievements in Medical Education

"Celebrating a Career that Has Shaped Canadian Medical Education"

(May 3, 2017)

CAME 2017 Ian Hart Award for Distinguished Contribution to Medical Education given to Dr. Joan Sargeant

CAME has recognized Dr. Joan Sargeant's lifelong contribution across the continuum of medical education, her dedication to excellence in teaching and mentoring, and for being an excellent role model.

This award (consisting of a honourary plaque and a $1000 prize) will be awarded at the CAME Awards luncheon at the 2017 Canadian Conference on Medical Education in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Our congratulations and best wishes to Joan!

AFMC 2017 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Faculty Development given Dr. Karen Mann

AFMC has recognised Dr. Karen Mann's exceptional contribution to faculty development by naming her, posthumously, as their 2017 award winner.

The award and the associated $1,500 honorarium will be presented at the 2017 Canadian Conference on Medical Education (Winnipeg, Manitoba).

Read more on this at AFMC award winner webpage.

Farewell to a Beloved Colleague -- Dr. Karen Mann

Dr. Karen Mann, professor emeritus in the Division of Medical Education, Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine, passed away on November 28, 2016, in Halifax, Nova Scotia surrounded by her family.

Dr. Mann was a great but humble scholar, a leading light in the field of medical education, and a valued colleague to many educators all over the world. Her teaching career of over 50 years made her one of Canada’s most widely respected health educators. Karen believed passionately in inter-professional health care, and in the power of educational research and theory to strengthen health education.

She was endlessly curious about the world and our place in it, stood up to injustice, and valued each and every person she met, striving at all times to be the best friend and colleague to many.  All those who knew Dr. Mann will remember her for her laughter, her intellect, her extraordinary kindness and her gentle fearlessness. She will be missed by all who knew her.

 Her obituary in the Chronicle Herald.

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