Student Affairs & Wellness Liaisons (SAWLs)

  • SAWLs are undergraduate medical students at Dalhousie who have been elected by their classmates at both the Halifax and Saint John campuses; 
  • Two each at the Halifax and Saint John campuses in the Med1 to Med4 classes. 
  • The mission of SAWLs is really in the name, serving as a liaison for medical students to support  their wellness and to the Student Affairs Office at Dalhousie Medical School; 
  • Liaison meaning communication or cooperation which facilitates a close working relationship between people or organizations. Through a wellness lens, SAWLs serve as a support for peers who are experiencing academic and personal challenges, directly communicating with the Student Affairs Office at their respective campuses and directing fellow students to professional resources. 
  • In addition, SAWLs promote medical student well-being through the organization and promotion of activities and discussions with a wellness perspective.

Contact Your Student Rep 

Med 1                     DMNS





Med 2                     DMNS  




Kat Birkness:
Khoi Dao:

Med 3                       DMNS   



Claire Bullock: 
Ben Callaghan:
Erin Brooks:
Luke MacLeod:

Med 4                       DMNS   



Maya Kovacs:
Aaron Bates:
Melanie MacGillvray:
Scott Fenwick: