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A big thank you to David Zelt and Jim Flett

March 20th 2017 | 8 Comments

It was almost a year ago that Kingston General Hospital (KGH) and Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) held a press conference to announce that a monumental change was underway: the two … Continue reading

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Breaking down barriers for women in science

March 13th 2017 | 2 Comments

Just last week, the School of Rehabilitation Therapy shared the news that Heidi Cramm was honoured by Esprit de Corp for her work towards understanding and improving Canadian military families’ access … Continue reading

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Renewed funding for research in frailty

March 6th 2017 | 6 Comments

What are the implications of a frail 90-year-old living at home? How will our healthcare system cope with an aging population that is estimated to grow by 30% in the … Continue reading

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The Power of Advocacy and Civic Professionalism

February 28th 2017 | 6 Comments

I am thrilled to share the following guest blog by Dr. Chris Simpson, Vice-Dean (Clinical), School of Medicine and Medical Director, Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization (SEAMO) who profiles the important … Continue reading

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A Miracle of Modern Medicine at KGH

February 21st 2017 | 15 Comments

This past week, Toronto Star reporter Mary Ormsby, had a feature story that speaks to so many  important issues. The article, which details a miraculous medical event, speaks openly about … Continue reading

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The OMA in crisis; a sad day for the profession

February 7th 2017 | 67 Comments

Yesterday the OMA executive resigned. In my personal view, this is a sad day for the profession and one that leaves physicians in a fractured and disadvantageous position. It may … Continue reading

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Renewed partnership in Mental Health Research

January 31st 2017 | 2 Comments

In 2012, building on the success of its Let’s Talk campaign, Bell Canada pledged funding to support research that tackled mental health stigma. Heather Stuart, an internationally renowned professor in … Continue reading

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Queen’s graduate students are paying it forward

January 23rd 2017 | 1 Comment

When PhD students Piriya Yoganathan and Mathieu Crupi learned that funding for the Queen’s Transdisciplinary Training Program in Cancer Research would be challenged in 2018, they couldn’t sit back and … Continue reading

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New Partnership to Develop Transformational Leaders in Ethiopia

January 16th 2017 | 2 Comments

For this week’s blog, I am thrilled to share a guest post from Marcia Finlayson, Vice Dean (Health Sciences) and Director, School of Rehabilitation Therapy who shares some exciting news from … Continue reading

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A tragedy turns the spotlight to mental health

January 9th 2017 | 7 Comments

This past week, Canadians have been processing the devastating story of the deaths of military veteran Lionel Desmond, his wife Shanna, their 10-year-old daughter, Aliyah, and his mother, Brenda. In … Continue reading