Department Head, and Assistant Professor

Family Medicine Head Shot

Contact Information

Email: timothy.holland@dal.ca
Mailing address:
C-315 CRC Building
5849 University Avenue
PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2



  • Head, Department of Bioethics, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University
  • Chair of Ethics, Canadian Medical Association (completed August 2022)
  • Medical Lead & Family Physician, Newcomer Health Clinic
  • Family Physician, Sipekne'katik Health Centre
  • Co-Chair, Doctors for Decriminalization
  • Co-Chair, National Newcomer Navigation Network, Community of Practice
  • Steering Committee, Canadian Refugee Health Network
  • Steering Committee, Canadian Medical Assistance in Dying Curriculum Project
  • Advisory Committee, Medical Assistance in Dying, Nova Scotia Health
  • Committee Member, Research, Ethics and Evaluation Committee, Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers

Areas of Interest

  • Medical Assistance in Dying
  • Ethics of International Service Learning
  • Refugee Health
  • Indigenous Health
  • Addictions Medicine

Selected projects & publications

  • Canadian Medical Association’s Guidelines for Interacting with Industry (2021) https://www.cma.ca/guidelines-interacting-industry
  • Caring for refugees and newcomers in the post–COVID-19 era: Evidence review and guidance for FPs and health providers. Neil Arya, Vanessa J. Redditt, Rachel Talavlikar, Tim Holland, Mahli Brindamour, Vanessa Wright, Ammar Saad, Carolyn Beukeboom, Annalee Coakley, Meb Rashid and Kevin Pottie, August 2021, Canadian Family Physician, 67 (8): https://www.cfp.ca/content/67/8/575/tab-figures-data
  • Access to Refugee and Migrant Mental Health Care Services During the First Six Months of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Canadian Refugee Clinician Survey. JoesphBenjamen, Vincent Girard, Shabana Jamani, Olivia Magwood, Tim Holland, Nazia Sharfuddin, Kevin Pottie, 2021, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(10), 5266
  • Canadian Medical Association’s Code of Ethics and Professionalism (2018) https://www.cma.ca/cma-code-ethics-and-professionalism
  • Canadian Medical Association’s Medical Assistance in Dying Policy (2017) https://policybase.cma.ca/media/PolicyPDF/PD17-03.pdf
  • “First, Do No Harm” – A Qualitative Research Documentary, featured at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health, Global Health Education Consortium and Canadian Society for International Health Conference 2011. Full documentary can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/22008886