Dean On Campus Blog

Post Thumbnail

A simple summer vacation

July 27th 2015 | 1 Comment

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

Post Thumbnail

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

Post Thumbnail

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

Post Thumbnail

Queen’s preparing to launch online Honours Bachelor of Science

July 6th 2015 | 3 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

Post Thumbnail

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

Post Thumbnail

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

Post Thumbnail

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

Post Thumbnail

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

Post Thumbnail

Celebrating a commitment to faculty development

May 25th 2015 | 4 Comments

Guest blog by Dr. Richard van Wylick, an Associate Professor in General Pediatrics, and the Director of Faculty Development for the Faculty of Health Sciences. The Office of Faculty Development … Continue reading

Post Thumbnail

Remembering David Sackett, “The Father of Evidence Based Medicine”

May 19th 2015 | 7 Comments

This past week, Canadian medicine lost one of its greats. One of the fundamental tenets of medical education and practice today, is that treatment should be guided by evidence. It … Continue reading