Dalhousie Medical graduate Dr. Joni Guptill has spent the last 29 years working with Doctors Without Borders - first as a frontline worker, through to her time as the head of MSF Canada, to her present role as co-ordinator of MSF's Atlantic Association Group.
Dalhousie University is reaching out to its students from Saudi Arabia, following reports this week that the Saudi Arabian government intends to withdraw Saudi students at Canadian universities, colleges and other schools by the end of August.
Third-year medical students Colleen O’Connor and Emma Crowley have found time during their clerkship obligations to train for the BIG SWIM, a 15 kilometre crossing of the Northumberland Strait from New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island that takes place on Sunday, August 12.
Shannon Hall, a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Medicine, recently won the Gold Award at the CIHR National Poster Competition at the Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Dr. Petra Kienesberger has received a four-year, $260,000 Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada new investigator award and a five-year $685,000 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) grant to pursue her investigations. Other funding brings the total to just over $1 million.
This July, 40 Indigenous youth from Atlantic Canada and as far away as Quebec and Labrador are attending weeklong health science camps at Dalhousie University, Cape Breton University and St. Francis Xavier University.
Communities across the northern region of Nova Scotia will have access to more family physicians-in-training in just over a year, when Dalhousie Medical School’s newest family medicine teaching site opens on July 1, 2019.
The first PLANS summer camp was launched at Dalhousie in 2014, with start-up funding from the Government of Nova Scotia. It has since expanded to reach more African Nova Scotian youth across the province with camps held at St. Francis Xavier University and Cape Breton University.