Convocation is a special time of year at Dalhousie Medical School; the culmination of so many journeys and experiences, a celebration of both time spent on campus and exciting new chapters set to begin. This year, 119 medical degrees will be awarded to the graduating class of 2019. Here are the stories of just a few of them:
Today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Canada’s Minister of Science and Sport, announced the winners of the federal government’s most prized awards for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows: the 2018-19 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships and Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships.
Jason Bremner with files from the Public Health Agency of Canada
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
On May 10th, 2019, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, announced that the Public Health Agency of Canada will be investing up to $5 million in UpLift - an initiative to promote physical activity, healthy eating, and wellbeing among students across Nova Scotia.
When Bill Brown first met with a surgeon to discuss the option of gastric bypass surgery for the treatment of obesity, little did he know he was embarking on a journey not just to feel better but also to save his heart and his very life.
Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation’s Molly Appeal is turning to Maritimers for help to establish an important new resource for heart research in the region—a biobank, located at Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick (DMNB).
Nearly a year in the making, the Doctor for a Day at DMNB event marked the culmination of many discussions between DMNB and the Under One Sky Friendship Centre. Together, they developed this one-day opportunity for interested students to explore the study of medicine through observation, hands-on skills development, educational activities, and discussion with medical students and local health professionals.
Jennifer Lewandowski with contributions from the Terry Fox Research Institute
Friday, April 12, 2019
The Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres network launched in St. John’s on April 12th by the Terry Fox Research Institute and its national and regional partners, is helping to make precision medicine a reality for Canadians.
Jennifer Lewandowski with files from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Dr. Susan Kirkland from Dalhousie Medical School will join other researchers across the country to use data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging to study how to support the healthy aging of Canadians
Every Thursday afternoon over the winter term a team of first-year science students could be found in the Tissue Mechanics Lab at Dalhousie’s School of Biomedical Engineering, huddled over the work bench with focus and determination.