Date: April 11, 2015 @ 12:00pm. Location: Johanna B. Oosterveld Centre, 2103 Gottingen Street, Halifax. Over the past few months talented youth artists have been creating artwork that reflects their thoughts about and/or experiences of environmental racism and injustice in Mi'kmaw and African Nova Scotian communities.
April 7, 2015 @ 12:00pm. Centre for Clinical Research, CH&E Classroom #409, 5790 University Avenue. The Wheelchair Skills Program (developed at Dalhousie University and Capital Health) includes evaluation and training tools to help practitioners translate research evidence into clinical practice. The Wheelchair Skills Test (WST) has been found to be safe, practical, reliable, valid and useful. The low-tech and high-impact nature of these tools has made them applicable in both developed and less-resourced settings around the world. Join this CH&E seminar to find out more!
Application deadline: March 31, 2015. The ILA has partnered with the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Health Professions, and the Faculty of Science at Dalhousie to create three summer research scholarships for African Canadians pursuing an Engineering, Health Professions, or Science degree at a post-secondary institution in Nova Scotia.
Apr 20 - May 18, 2015. Cost per enrollment: Free. Full course description Starts April 20, 2015 logo Based on work done by the Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts (CYCC) Network, this course will introduce promising practices for helping vulnerable children and youth. Over the course of 5 weeks, participants will explore seven knowledge syntheses identifying practices most likely to positively influence young people’s lives. Through a variety of interactive methods, this open access course will provide participants with concrete ideas for innovative programming, changes to policy, and the tools to assess the impact of the work they do. Participants who wish to complete the course requirements can register for a citation of completion for a nominal fee.
Apr 20 - May 25, 2015. Cost per enrollment: Free. This course will provide an overview of the causes and consequences of obesity, with a focus on promoting a balanced understanding of the complex factors that have led to a rise in obesity rates globally and their implications for obesity management and prevention. As participants move through the content, they will be challenged to reflect on their own attitudes towards obesity and to critically appraise how these are shaped by broader societal attitudes. After completing the course, participants will have gained an appreciation of the causes and consequences of obesity and better insight into how to approach individuals experiencing obesity in a respectful and non-judgmental manner. Participants who wish to complete the course requirements can register for a citation of completion for a nominal fee.
Application Deadline: May 15, 2015. Could your ideas have an impact on the health or physical activity of North Americans? Are you seeking additional funding for your research? McGill University’s Faculty of Education is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2015 Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health. This important annual academic prize, valued at $50,000 CDN, recognizes an academic whose research has contributed to understanding how factors such as physical activity, nutrition, fitness or psychosocial context can influence personal health and well-being, and whose work could have a positive impact on our behaviour and lifestyle choices.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 @ 12 – 1 pm. Halifax: Tupper G36; Saint John: DMNB 221. Dr. Jeff Turnbull is the Chief of Staff at the Ottawa Hospital. This event will be an introduction to the topic of medical citizenship for health professions students.
Friday April 10, 2015 @ 12:00 PM. Dalhousie SUB rm. 224. Join the Black Student Advising Centre Friday April 10th at 12 noon in room 224 of the Dalhousie SUB to celebrate our prospective spring and fall graduating students as well as our March and April birthdays!
Abstract Deadline: April 15, 2015. Symposium Dates: June 11 & 12, 2015 @ 8:00 a.m. - 12 noon (each day). The Annual Symposium on Medical/Health Professions Education and Interprofessional Learning is a one-day conference that presents new research that affects all areas of medical, interprofessional and health professions education. As an attendee, you’ll join other professionals with a common interest in medical and health professions education. It’s not only a perfect opportunity to meet and share information with faculty, preceptors, residents and students in the medical, dental and health professions community, it’s also a chance to mingle with other members of the greater Dalhousie community.