Mosaic: News from the Faculty of Health Professions View Online

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News from the Faculty of Health Professions

WINTER 2017 


Mosaic is a tri-annual e-newsletter for alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the Faculty of Health Professions.

Dean's Message: February 2017

Dr. Alice Aiken
This is an exciting time in the Faculty of Health Professions! Back in November, we launched a strategic planning process and I’ve been overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response. Read more »

Upcoming Events

Dalhousie & The Invictus Games Toronto 2017
March 7, 2017
Invictus Games
Join us as we welcome The Invictus Games Toronto 2017 for an inspiring panel discussion on the healing power of adaptive sport for military personnel.

Crossroads Conference
March 10-11, 2017

Explore our website for details on these and other upcoming events. If you would like your event listed in our calendar, please email

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Dalhousie's Mental Health and Addictions Certificate aims to enhance competence and care

In 2016, the Faculty of Health Professions launched the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health and Addictions - a fully online program for individuals who work within the field of health services or in other professional capacities with individuals facing mental health or addictions challenges. 

Dr. Celina Shirazipour: Studying

Dr. Celina Shirazipour

the healing power of sport

Dr. Celina Shirazipour is the Faculty of Health Professions' newest post-doctoral scholar.

Her latest research project examines the impact of group physical activity on the health of injured veterans and their families.


Health Mythbusters: Dr. Brad Meisner and Dr. Marie Earl

Dr. Marie Earl and Dr. Brad Meisner
Health mythbusters is a regular column in which FHP researchers challenge widely held beliefs about health issues. This month, Dr. Marie Earl and Dr. Brad Meisner tackle two common myths related to falls prevention.

Alumni Outside the Box: Pharmacy

Alumni outside the box
When you think of a pharmacist you may picture someone dispensing prescriptions at community drugstores, but today’s pharmacists can be found in hospitals, offices, classrooms and beyond. College of Pharmacy Alum Heidi Staples, Warren Meek, and Kristy Shortall-Cain are all doing unconventional work with their pharmacy degrees.

School of Health Sciences

Karren Fader

 lecturer leads Canada's Association of Medical Radiation Technologists

In July 2016, Karren Fader – a lecturer in the Dalhousie-QEII School of Health Sciences (SHS) – began her term as President of the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT).

"Don's Team:" How a fictional patient teaches real lessons in collaboration

Healthcare Team Challenge
The third annual Healthcare Team Challenge (HCTC) took place at Dalhousie University’s Collaborative Health Education Building (CHEB) on January 26, 2017. For an in-depth look at this year’s Challenge, student journalist, Piper MacDougall, shadowed Team #2.

Research Profile ‑ Dr. Mohammad Hajizadeh

Dr. Mohammad Hajizadeh
The Research Profile is an in-depth look at research being conducted in the FHP. Each profile highlights the research achievements, goals and interests of a faculty member in their own words. This month - Dr. Mohammad Hajizadeh from the School of Health Administration.

Call for Submissions - 200 Health Achievements

Forrest Building, 1930
Throughout 2018, the Faculty of Health Professions will be highlighting 200 health achievements from our Faculty’s rich history of teaching, scholarship and service. We are looking to include examples of projects, initiatives and achievements that have been recognized as having an important impact on the health community and/or health care in Nova Scotia and beyond, and we need your assistance.

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