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Troubling times ahead for capacity building as the CIHR cuts the MD/PhD Awards Program

August 31st 2015 | No Comments

For the last several years, our School of Medicine has offered our students the exceptional opportunity to combine research training with a medical education through our MD/PhD-MD/Master’s program. This unique … Continue reading

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Welcoming the new faces of the FHS to Queen’s

August 24th 2015 | 3 Comments

After three weeks away from the office, I must admit, it’s nice to be back! The end of August is always an extremely busy time at universities across the country, … Continue reading

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A simple summer vacation

July 27th 2015 | 4 Comments

It’s been a busy year! Like most of us, I’m looking forward to that first day of summer vacation when I can close down the computer, shut off the cell … Continue reading

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Respecting the needs and wants of the elderly and the frail

July 20th 2015 | 20 Comments

Duncan Sinclair is emeritus professor of physiology, a fellow of the School of Policy Studies of Queen’s University, and the former dean of our Faculty of Health Sciences. He recently joined … Continue reading

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Closing the QCIPA loopholes

July 13th 2015 | 3 Comments

On July 1st, Dr. Eric Hoskins, the Minister of Health and Long Term Care made an announcement that the Ministry would begin to work on implementing each and every recommendation … Continue reading

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Queen’s preparing to launch online Honours Bachelor of Science

July 6th 2015 | 4 Comments

Over the last few years, we have been fortunate in the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) to launch a number of new programs. This past fall, we saw the first … Continue reading

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Join the FHS Fitbit Challenge

June 29th 2015 | 4 Comments

Almost one year ago, a visit from two healthy friends encouraged me to go out and purchase a fitness tracker called a Fitbit Flex. The wristband device has the ability … Continue reading

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An inventive, student-led approach to learner wellness

June 22nd 2015 | 7 Comments

It’s no secret that pursuing a health sciences degree is hard work. We set high expectations for each of our students, because when those degrees are handed out on convocation … Continue reading

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Answering the Call to Caring

June 8th 2015 | 2 Comments

Earlier this spring, I was asked to speak on behalf of Dr. Duncan Sinclair as he was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. It was indeed an honour … Continue reading

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Lessons from the sixty-eighth World Health Assembly

June 1st 2015 | 2 Comments

Guest blog by Dr. C. Ruth Wilson, a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, a practising family physician, and the president of the WONCA North American region. The World … Continue reading