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The PulsePoint app: crowd-sourcing nearby heroes

March 23rd 2015 | No Comments

Guest blog from Dr. Steven Brooks, Emergency Physician and Resuscitation Scientist at Queen’s University. Back in 2009, San Francisco Fire Chief Richard Price was having lunch out with colleagues when he … Continue reading

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Community Health Promotion in action at the H’art School

March 16th 2015 | No Comments

In the Faculty of Health Sciences, we are always looking to provide our students with opportunities to experience service learning, which is a strategy that integrates meaningful community service with … Continue reading

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An unprecedented CaRMS matching outcome for Queen’s

March 9th 2015 | 2 Comments

While “match day” is always an exciting one for our School of Medicine, this year it became historic. As the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) released the results from the … Continue reading

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Living Heart Healthy

March 2nd 2015 | 2 Comments

Guest blog from Trisha Parsons, Professor at Queen’s University’s School of Rehabilitation Therapy I am a work in progress. In acknowledging that, each year I am one to generate a New … Continue reading

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Building bridges to industry with Paul Lucas

February 24th 2015 | 2 Comments

When I became Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s and began talking about the idea of building partnerships with industry, I realized that I was entering into … Continue reading

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The SCC’s ruling on assisted death: Where do we go from here?

February 17th 2015 | 8 Comments

It has been just eleven days since the Supreme Court of Canada’s (SCC) unanimous ruling to remove the ban on physician-assisted death. This leaves 354 days until the ruling becomes law, at which point our governments, … Continue reading

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Vaccines: what are we teaching our students in the Faculty of Health Sciences?

February 6th 2015 | 46 Comments

In light of the media attention this week surrounding vaccines, I thought that this would be an opportune time to expand on what we, in the Faculty of Health Sciences, … Continue reading

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Shaving for a cause: med students do Manuary

February 3rd 2015 | 6 Comments

Here in the Faculty of Health Sciences, I am continually amazed at the extra-curricular work that our students do. Despite the demands of clinical education, our students still find time … Continue reading

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A Report Worth Reading: Promoting Health Innovation in Ontario

January 26th 2015 | 1 Comment

Ontario has huge opportunities to become a global leader in health innovation. The Province has six excellent medical schools, 24 research hospitals and serves as the Canadian corporate headquarters for … Continue reading

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Treating the whole patient: integrating spirituality and healthcare

January 19th 2015 | 18 Comments

In the highly scientific field of healthcare, the concept of spirituality can be uncertain and uncomfortable territory for a practitioner. Not only does the term have several definitions, but often … Continue reading