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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

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Découvertes Médicales en France

January 12th 2015 | 2 Comments

The world turned its eyes on Paris and France this week. The unimaginable tragedy of the paired terrorist attacks leaves the world struggling to find answers. It also reaffirmed that … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Twelfth Night

January 5th 2015 | 4 Comments

Queen’s has reopened and it’s back to work and school today for those of us here at the University. And what better way to celebrate the end of the holiday … Continue reading

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2015 Accreditation: putting the school of medicine under the microscope

December 15th 2014 | 4 Comments

Every eight years, each Canadian medical school must earn accreditation in order to maintain its status. It is a peer-review process that is designed to ensure that medical students are … Continue reading

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How old is too old to become a mother?

December 8th 2014 | 8 Comments

On Friday, Globe and Mail reporter Kelly Grant discussed the Québec Government’s recent proposition to limit In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) to women over age 42.1 Since 2010, Québec has been … Continue reading