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A Report Worth Reading: Promoting Health Innovation in Ontario

January 26th 2015 | No Comments

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 | 12 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

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Celebrating Giving Tuesday

December 1st 2014 | No Comments

This year, I was introduced to the idea of Giving Tuesday. It’s a simple idea, one that is timed to fall four days after Black Friday, and it captures what … Continue reading

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New funding will transform military & veteran health research

November 25th 2014 | 4 Comments

Monday was an extraordinary day at the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) Forum in Toronto, and not just because we had a sold-out crowd of over … Continue reading

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The Meds ’74 40th Reunion Class Gift story

November 17th 2014 | No Comments

The Queen’s Initiative Campaign is the largest fundraising campaign in its history. Since it began, we have received some incredible gifts that are helping develop the next generation of physicians, … Continue reading

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NCIC Lung Cancer Trial: Largest in FHS History

November 10th 2014 | No Comments

I am thrilled to announce that the NCIC Clinical Trials Group (NCIC CTG) has developed and will lead an international clinical trial of a new class of cancer drug aimed … Continue reading