Schools and Programs
2009 News Archive
Dr. Janis Cardy presented with donation from Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation
At a special ceremony on Saturday, October 31, 2009, Dr. Janis Cardy (School of Communication Sciences & Disorders) was presented a donation from the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation in support or her research entitled “Brain markers of auditory integration in autism spectrum and language disorders”. The Foundation has provided a $100K grant over 3 years.
The Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation of Canada is a private charitable Foundation, funded by donations and bequests from the 26,000 members of The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of Canada. The Foundation concentrates its assistance in focused areas of research into the causes of intellectual impairment.
Laschinger named Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing
Professor Heather Spence Laschinger, PhD, Distinguished University Professor and Arthur Labatt Family Nursing Research Chair in Human Resources Optimization at the University of Western Ontario has been named a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. She was selected for her outstanding achievements in the nursing profession. Laschinger and 97 nurse leaders will be inducted Nov. 7, 2009 at the academy’s annual Awards Ceremony and Induction Banquet in Atlanta, Ga.
Moodie presented with Paul Kuttner Pioneer Award
On Thursday the 29th October 2009 Professor Shane Moodie of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders was presented with the Paul Kuttner
Pioneer Award at the Canadian Academy of Audiology Conference held in Toronto Ontario. The award is presented to an individual considered a pioneer in audiology in Canada and who has developed programs or procedures which have impacted audiology service delivery in our country.
Wamsley part of Globe podcast series
What does history tell us about hosting the Olympic Games? This question is tackled by Western acting dean of Health Sciences and former director of the International Centre for Olympic Studies Kevin Wamsley as part of the Globe and Mail's Intellectual Muscle podcast series. (Read more)
Prenatal Fitness - The Expert featuring Dr. Michelle Mottola
The University of Western Ontario's Dr. Michelle Mottola (Director, R. Samuel McLaughlin Foundation - Exercise and Pregnancy Lab, Faculty of Health Sciences) has partnered with the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) on this exciting new project.
In it, Mottola gives information about exercise during pregnancy. This segment is about being medically prescreened and speaking to your health care provider, being able to exercise safely, and use the PARmed-X for pregnancy.
Congratulations to FHS' Tony Vandervoort
Congratulations to Tony Vandervoort who has won the prestigious de Vries Award for 2010.
The Herbert A. DeVries Research Award is given by the Council on Aging and Adult Development, American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation (AAPAR). AAPAR is an association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD). This is the twenty-first year for the DeVries Research Award. It is awarded for distinguished research in the field of aging. Congratulations Tony!
This award will be officially presented during the 21st Annual Symposium on Research on Aging which will be held during the AAHPERD National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana on Thursday, March 18, 2010.
Nursing PhD Student appointed to Canadian Association of Nursing Accreditation Bureau
Congratulations to Stephanie Jones, PhD student in Nursing Education, who has been appointed to the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing Accreditation Bureau for a 2-year term. The Bureau is responsible for accrediting Canadian baccalaureate nursing programs. As a member of the Bureau, Stephanie will be reviewing Schools’ self-study reports and reports from reviewers who have visited the Schools. She will be one of 10 members of the Bureau who meet to discuss the reports, reach a decision about the accreditation status of each School, and formulate recommendations for each School.
There is only one graduate of a BScN program on the Bureau; other members are academics, representatives of nursing practice and regulatory organizations, and a lay person. We can be very proud that Stephanie was selected to participate in the important work of the Bureau, and thus to contribute to the development of nursing education programs in Canada.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Zahra Newby, Reader in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick in the U.K., will give the 23rd Annual Ion Ioannides Memorial Lecture on Friday, Oct. 30 at The University of Western Ontario. (Read more)
Purcell awarded Ontario Early Researcher Award
Dr. David Purcell was recently awarded an Ontario Early Researcher Award from the Ministry of Research and Innovation. This award will provide five years of student support for thesis based graduate degrees pursued with Dr. Purcell. This funding will support research to help us better understand the role of auditory feedback in the maintenance of accurate speech production. Dr. Purcell's laboratory uses an experimental approach where auditory feedback is manipulated in real-time. This elicits a change in speech production that informs us about the interactions between the auditory and speech production systems. Interested students can read more at the SAFE Lab website. This research area may be of interest to students with a broad range of backgrounds such as psychology, neuroscience, communication sciences, physiology, medical biophysics, life sciences, health sciences, or other related areas.
Western tops Globe survey for eighth year
Thursday, October 22, 2009
The University of Western Ontario is tops again in Canada among large universities, according to the 2010 Globe and Mail Canadian University Report Card. (Read more)
OUA success for Western Mustangs
University of Western Ontario Mustangs have much to celebrate this week with two Ontario University Athletics (OUA) silver medals and a bronze in tennis and golf, and the championship title in men's baseball. Not to be outdone, the women's fast pitch team hail a perfect winning streak in regular season play. (Read more)
Acting Dean Kevin Wamsley and Darwin Semotiuk welcome special guests Dr. Wolfgang Fritsch, Dr. Manfred Vieten, Dr. Dietmar Luechtenberg and Nathalie Diaz.
The three visiting scholars from the University of Konstanz are recognized leaders in sports sciences and health promotion in Germany. All have been involved in developing and delivering the recently instituted International Studies in Sports Sciences program offered in the English language.
While on campus, they will be involved in delivering lectures/seminars in the Schools of Kinesiology and Health Studies in the Faculty of Health Sciences.
A workshop will be organized to explore further collaborative opportunities with Western’s Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging. Also included in this workshop will be presentation by Dr. David Darby outlining the elements of the very successful Ontario-Baden Wurttemberg Program.
In addition to the above, further discussions will be conducted in several areas, including: student exchange (undergraduate and graduate), faculty exchange (short-term and long-term), joint degree programs and cross-national research collaboration possibilities. All of the activities outlined above are consistent with the increased internationalization focus contained within the University’s, Faculty’s and School’s strategic plans. Students, faculty, staff and the University community stand to benefit from the presence and interaction with these expert guests from Germany.
Counselling available to campus community
Friday, October 16, 2009
The university is offering counselling to campus community members who may have been impacted by a violent confrontation that led to the arrest Wednesday night of a Western student. (Read more)
Violent suspect arrested
Thursday, October 15, 2009
A student at The University of Western Ontario has been arrested following violent confrontations on a number of floors at Western's Social Sciences Building. (Read more)
New online tool tracking absences
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Faculty, staff and students who are sick are asked to use new online self-reporting tools for absences due to flu-like illnesses. [ read more ]
FHS welcomes back alumni and friends
On Oct. 3, 2009, The Faculty of Health Sciences welcomed back over 150 alumni and friends to celebrate Homecoming 2009. Thanks go out to all who helped make this event so special and we hope to see everyone back next year!
Masonic Foundation of Ontario supports research of Dr. Mary Beth Jennings
The Waterloo District of the Masonic Foundation of Ontario is generously supporting the research of Dr. Mary Beth Jennings at The National Centre for Audiology with a gift of $6,920. The cheque was presented at the Waterloo District Masons Open House on Saturday September 19, 2009.
The focus of Dr. Jennings’ research is on adult aural rehabilitation with a special interest in assessing outcomes from group aural rehabilitation (AR) programs. Other areas of research include barriers and facilitators to the uptake and use of hearing assistive technologies for older adults, assessing workplace accessibility for older workers with hearing loss, stigma and disclosure of hearing loss, and the application of universal design principles to hearing.
FHS' Bob Barney quoted by New York Times
Professor Emeritas and acting director if the International Centre for Olympic Studies, Bob Barney is currently featured in the New Yor Times' Room for Debate Opinion section. Click here to view Barney's comments on hosting the Olympic games.
Susan Scollie featured in this year's CIHR Annual Report
The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders(CSD) is proud to recognize that Susan Scollie was recently featured in the 2008-09 CIHR Annual Report. Congratulations Susan! (read the report)
Can new dance help cure mood disorder?
A new dance craze is in town hoping to shake up approaches to treatment therapies for women with postpartum mood disorders. [ read more ]
From his concept of internationalization and why it is important for the future of Western, to what books are on his nightstand and what is playing on his radio, Western President Amit Chakma answers questions about the man behind the President's desk and his direction for the University.
Lecturer part of Obama teleconference
Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing faculty member Abe Oudshoorn took part in quite the phone call last week - with U.S. President Barack Obama. [ read more ]
TEAM Sarah honours memory of alumna
On May 2, 2008, Sarah Grand, BA'06 (Health Sci) collapsed after going for a run with her boyfriend in Ottawa. She was rushed to hospital where they told her that she had a large mass in her brain that would need emergency surgery. The results from the surgery concluded that she was suffering from type four brain cancer, the deadliest form. With this death sentence, so began Sarah's journey. [ read more ]
CCAA takes research on the road
The Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (CCAA) is offering workshops in London and Ottawa for professionals working with aging adults.
Dear colleagues, our thoughts go out to the family of School of Health Studies member, our colleague and friend, Brian Innes, who passed away suddenly of a heart attack Friday night. I have copied some details below. We will miss Brian's friendship, sense of humour, his great stories about Canadian politics, and his passion for public policy and rural health studies.
Acting Dean Wamsley
BRIAN ALEXANDER INNES, BA, MA, MPA
(August 31, 1951 – July 31, 2009)
Brian Innes, 57, (born August 31, 1951) passed away suddenly Friday July 31, 2009 at Stratford General Hospital. Predeceased by his parents, Calvin and Bonnie Innes, he is survived by his loving wife Marilyn Barsanti - Innes and his cherished daughters, Brianna and Emily. Brian will be dearly missed by his siblings, Mary Innes (Gary Lawless), Elaine Green (Bill), Robert Innes (Gene Keith), Christine Innes (Tony Ianno). Uncle B will always be remembered lovingly by his many nieces and nephews.
Brian, always a proud farmer, was also a distinguished and popular lecturer at the University of Western Ontario with a focus on advanced public policy. He earned a Masters of Public Administration from the JF Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, and Masters in Political Science from Wilfrid Laurier University. Brian’s passion and skill for public policy was always near and dear to his heart, having served as candidate for the Liberal Party of Canada, a senior advisor to federal and provincial Cabinet Ministers, and a Councillor for South Perth. Brian’s thousands of hours of community service (including the Optimist Club of Downie, the Stratford Garrison Mess – 4th Battalion and local schools) and countless random acts of kindness will never be forgotten nor can they be replaced.
Friends and relatives will be received at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Tuesday August 4th from 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Avonton Presbyterian Church, R.R. 2 St. Paul's, Ontario on Thursday at 11 a.m. with reception to follow. Rev. Catherine Calkin will officiate.
Donations would be appreciated to either the “Brian Innes Health Sciences/Rural Studies Award” at University of Western Ontario (online through http://www.givingtowestern.uwo.ca/ and indicate in memory of Brian Innes or by cheque to the University of Western Ontario in memory of Brian Innes); or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Special thanks to all the family and friendship support.
Speech-Language Pathology group visits Peru
The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders' Sue Schurr, Taslim Moosa and 4 clinical placement students (Victoria Lewis, Adriana Lopez, Michelle Colli and Jana Zalmanowitz) departed for Peru on
Thursday morning to participate in a very special clinical placement.
As part of their trip, the group will be blogging and posting photos to a Flickr gallery giving us a taste of their experiences.
Richard C. Seewald Entrance Scholarship in Audiology
The Faculty of Health Sciences and School of Communication Sciences and Disorders is pleased to announce an anonymous gift of $25,000 (endowed) to create the Richard C. Seewald Entrance Scholarship in Audiology. This scholarship was established by friends, former students, and colleagues of Dr. Richard C. Seewald, a leading international expert in pediatric audiology, particularly children’s hearing amplification fitting. After 21 years at Western, Dr. Seewald retired on July 1, 2009.
The scholarship will be awarded annually to a full-time student entering the first year of the audiology program in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders who demonstrates a strong professional commitment, as well as academic excellence. Preference will be given to the student who demonstrates all-around academic excellence and exceptional potential relating to the practice of clinical audiology. The gift will provide a $1,000 award. Over time, it is hoped additional support will allow us to increase the value of the scholarship to $1,500.
Special thanks to Drs. JB Orange, Richard Seewald, and Marilyn Kertoy for working with the donor and establishing the scholarship criteria.
Other gifts to this award are being accepted and for further information please contact Catherine Dorais-Plesko Development Officer, Corporations & Foundations at Ph: 519 661-2111 x.85199 email: email@example.com
Bob 'Scoop' Gage dies at 89
The London sports community has lost a great friend with the death of Bob Gage, who covered the Western Mustangs teams throughout his 33-year career with The London Free Press.
Dean Jim Weese and Acting Dean Kevin Wamsley welcome Packianathan Chelladurai, PhD (former Professor of Sport Management at Western now Professor Ohio State University) and Berend Rubingh (founder of the European Sport Management Association - EASM). Rubingh was visiting Western to give a guest talk for FHS Sport Management students and guests entitled "Sport Management in Europe".
Western welcomes 10th President
Taking over the reins of one of Canada's largest research-intensive universities requires a plan and the newly minted University of Western Ontario President Amit Chakma has many.
Thérèse Quigley begins as Director of Sports and Recreation Services at The University of Western Ontario
Quigley was a standout student-athlete and an all-Canadian volleyball player with the Mustangs, and the winner of the FWP Jones Trophy in 1975. She has continued that success with an impressive career as a coach, administrator and accomplished leader in university athletics
New chair to tackle nursing shortages
Professor Heather Laschinger is hoping through her research nurses will begin to see a healthier work environment, leading to less stress and fewer nurses leaving the profession.
What makes an exceptional occupational therapist?
A pioneer of occupational therapy, former University of Western Ontario professor Barbara Sexton was an exceptional practitioner who can provide inspiration for graduating students, says occupational therapist Elizabeth McKay.
CHAMP back for second round
Health Sciences Assistant Professor Shauna Burke couldn’t be happier some of last year’s participants in a children’s summer day camp are unable to attend this year.
2009 participant summer picnic
On June 15th, 2009 the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (CCAA) had its annual Participant Summer picnic during Senior’s month. This is an annual event that we all look forward to. The event started with a fitness walk lead by CCAA fitness instructors along the Thames river on the Mount property in North London. Definitely the best potluck lunch in London – the seniors do such an amazing job contributing fine baked goods to celebrate seniors month!!
This year we had over 150 participants on a beautiful sunny day. The picnic was held this year for the first time on the grounds of “The Mount” and as you can see the backdrop was beautiful.
Thanks to everyone who joined us in celebrating seniors month with a group of active seniors who regularly participate in exercise programs at the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (Research Centre within the FHS)- for more information about the CCAA www.uwo.ca/actage or 519 661-1603
New Director for School of Physical Therapy
The Faculty of Health Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Tom Overend as Director of the School of Physical Therapy (2009-2012) on July 1, 2009.
Global network formed to improve hearing implant outcomes
The Cochlear Implant Program at the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) working in collaboration with researchers at The University of Western Ontario's National Centre for Audiology, has joined 16 other world-class centres to form HEARRING - the International Network of Comprehensive Hearing Implant Centers of Excellence.
Announcing appointment of first Director of School of Health Studies
The Faculty of Health Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Marita Kloseck to the position of Director of the School of Health Studies.
Dr. Kloseck will assume the role on July 1, 2009, replacing Dr. Chris Lee who has been the Acting Director of the BHSc Program for the past two years.
The BHSc Program officially becomes the School of Health Studies on July 1, 2009.
Haylor honoured with national coaching award
Former Mustangs football head coach Larry Haylor was among the honourees lauded by the Canadian Interuniversity Sport for his leadership and contribution to university athletics.
Health Sciences graduates in high demand, says Dunn
With an aging population, the skills acquired by graduates of the Faculty of Health Sciences are needed now more than ever, says University of Western Ontario honorary degree recipient, Wesley Dunn. [ read more ]
In Memoriam - Greg Snyder
The flag will be at half-mast Tuesday, June 9 until 10 a.m. for former Faculty of Health Sciences student Gregory Snyder, who passed away on April 25 after a long battle with cancer.
Snyder, 20, was an active member of the Faculty of Health Sciences Student Council and a strong leader in the faculty. A Bachelor of Health Sciences degree will be conferred posthumously to Snyder during the convocation ceremony held at 10 a.m.
Western's Amazing Grads - Anthony Isaac
Anthony Isaac is a student with one big goal in mind: to make conditions easier for indigenous students. He will do whatever it takes to reach this goal, including starting up his own program.
Graduating with a degree specializing in Rural health, Anthony Isaac has set his goal of helping indigenous youth to succeed.
Roy Romanow visits Health Sciences
Former Premier of Saskatchewan, head of the Royal Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada, and author of the Romanow Report (which outlines suggestions to improve the health care system), Roy Romonow visited the Clinical Nursing Suite before addressing graduates at Spring Convocation on Monday.
Health Sciences' Student wins Hickman scholarship
University of Western Ontario student Martin Badowski is the 2009 recipient of the Tim Hickman Memorial Health and Safety Scholarship.
FHS' Eileen Grainger recognized with PMA Award
Congratulations to Eileen Grainger (FHS Chief Operating Officer) on receiving the Nancy Kendall Award from Western's Professional Managerial Association (PMA). The award recognizes exceptional and unwavering service and commitment to the membership of the PMA by meeting the following criteria:
- Participating on one or more PMA committees for an extended period of time.
- Contributing, on an exceptional level, as a PMA representative on one or more University committees.
- Enhancing the PMA image through involvement in other campus, community or provincial groups.
- Espousing the PMA philosophy as described in the PMA Mission Statement.
Dean Jim Weese,Professor Ann Bossers (OT) and Dr. Lilian Magalhaes (OT) welcome visitors Hanneke Van Bruggen (Executive Director, ENOTHE, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and Sandra Galheigo (University of Sao Paulo). All will be participating in this week's conference "Engaging Reflection in Health Professional Education and Practice".
Visit www.reflectivepractice.ca for further information about the conference.
Dean Jim Weese, Anne Kinsella, and Allan Pitman (Faculty of Education and co-director of our Interdisciplinary Initiative (INSPiRE) - Interdisciplinary Network for Scholarship in Professions Research in Education) welcome Professor Stephen Kemmis and Professor Bill Green representing RIPPLE (Research Institute in Professional Practice, Learning and Education) at Charles Sturt University, Australia who are taking part in the upcoming "Engaging Reflection in Health Professional Education and Practice" Conference - May 13-15, 2009.
Prapavessis among 3 London researchers awarded funding by Canadian Cancer Society
Three researchers in London will be awarded close to $1.5 million in research funding, the Canadian Cancer Society announced May 6, 2009.
These outstanding local researchers will receive funding from the Society for promising new research projects looking into a rare childhood disease, evaluating a more effective smoking cessation program for women and investigating new methods to detect ovarian cancer. One of these researchers, Dr. Harry Prapavessis, is a recipient of a new Canadian Cancer Society Prevention Initiative grant, one of only 6 awarded across the country
Dr. Prapavessis will receive $407,000 over three years, to test whether or not women who continue with a low-cost home and community-based exercise program after a more intense program has ended have better chances of staying smoke-free and avoiding weight gain.
Over 85% of lung cancers are related to tobacco use. More Canadians die of lung cancer than of breast, prostate and colon cancer combined. Research that aims to help reduce smoking rates will have a significant impact on the overall burden of lung cancer.
The grants to London researchers were selected after a rigorous national application and review process and are among 71 new grants across the country announced by the Canadian Cancer Society today.
For a complete list of the new Canadian Cancer Society-funded research grants across the country, visit www.cancer.ca .
copy provided by the Canadian Cancer Society
COUPN Recognizes Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing with awards.
At the recent (April 30) Council of Ontario University Programs in Nursing Awards (COUPN), The University of Western Ontario and the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing were awarded with the Teaching Innovation Award and the Masters Student Award of Excellence. The Middlesex-London Health Unit was also awarded the Agency Recognition Award.
Barbara Sinclair and team including Mary Bawden, Michele Hancock, Nancy Platt, David Reid and Chris Sanders were recognized for their work with Simulated Clinical Education (a pilot project here at Western)
Masters student Jason McCready was awarded the Masters Student Award of Excellent. McCready exceeded the requirements of his thesis studies, exhibiting strong research skills and a commitment to advancing the profession.
The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) was also awarded the Agency recognition Award. The MLHU is a public health research and education unit that fosters the integration of applied public health research, practice, and the education of undergraduate and graduate students in the theory and practice of public health. One example of the great work done by this agency was the participation of students in the community flu vaccination clinics.
Congratulations to all.
2008-09 Faculty Scholars
Congratulations to Pamela Houghton (Physical Therapy) and Marilyn Ford-Gilboe (Nursing) who were honoured as 2008-09 Faculty Scholar Award recipients on Tuesday, April 28/09. The award recognizes outstanding contributions in research, teaching or service at a key point in a member’s career.
Seewald honoured by CASLPA
At the recent CASLPA Conference held in London, FHS' Richard Seewald was awarded with the organization's lifetime achievement award.
This award goes to a member of CASLPA who has a long history of distinguished and dedicated service to both CASLPA and the professions of speech-language pathology or audiology in any area; administration, education, volunteer work or clinical services. Nominees must have a minimum of 25 years of CASLPA membership.
FHS' Marlene Bagatto 1 of 6 Western students awarded Vanier Scholarship
Six students from The University of Western Ontario have been selected to receive one of the newest and most prestigious scholarships in Canada – the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. The scholarship recipients were announced in Ottawa this afternoon at an official recognition ceremony led by Minister of State Gary Goodyear.
The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program is designed to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting those who demonstrate a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health; as well as leadership skills. Both Canadian and international students are eligible to be nominated. Each student is eligible to receive up to $50,000 per year for three years.
A southwestern Ontario native, Marlene Bagatto holds a Bachelor of Arts from Western, a master of Clinical Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and a Clinical Doctorate in Audiology from Central Michigan/Vanderbilt University. Marlene is currently in the first year of the PhD program in Hearing Science in the Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Program at Western. Her research will focus on evaluating clinical tools for measuring the impact of hearing aids fitted to young infants and children with permanent hearing loss. For 10 years, Bagatto has worked in the Child Amplification Laboratory at the National Centre for Audiology at Western. She also serves as the Amplification Consultant and Instructor for the Early Years Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services’ Infant Hearing Program. In 2006, she was awarded the Networks of Centres of Excellence Young Innovators Award.
Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging subject of AM980 "Savvy Senior" program
The CCAA's Clara Fitzgerald recently participated in an in-depth interview for AM980's weekly program Savvy Senior.
Dr. Heather Laschinger selected for International Fellowship in the American Academy of Nursing
Congratulations to Nursing's Dr. Heather Laschinger on being selected for International Fellowship in the American Academy of Nursing. This distinction is an important acknowledgement of Dr. Laschinger's outstanding contributions and achievements in nursing. An induction ceremony will be held this November. Congratulations Dr. Laschinger for this tremendous honour!
Professor named provincial champion for safe workplace initiative
Heather Laschinger, Associate Director of Nursing Research at The University of Western Ontario, has been appointed as one of two Healthy Work Environment (HWE) champions for Ontario.
FHS announces Acting Associate Dean appointment
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Meg Cheesman as the Acting Associate Dean - Programs (July 1 , 2009 - June 30, 2010).
View Dr. Cheesman's bio page.
Nursing Research The Path to Excellence
The Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing and Iota Omicron Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International will hold its 22nd Annual Research Conference on Friday, May 1, 2009, at the Lamplighter Inn and Conference Centre.
“When ‘Knowing’ is Not Enough...Making Your Research MATTER” is the keynote address by Dr. Judy Boychuk Duchscher. Dr. Boychuk Duchscher will share her convolutedjourney from knowledge to action by recounting her experiences starting a national non-profit support organization for newly graduated nurses in Canada. Offering poignant and humorous stories about herearly professional struggles, Duchscher will relate the importance of vision, resilience, determination, authenticity and "grit"to every scholar’s goal tomake their research "matter". Please visit the conference web site for further details:
Conference on Health over the Life Course
Health over the Lifecourse is the theme of the 7th National Conference of the Canadian Research Data Centre Network that will be held at the University of Western Ontario on 15-16 October 2009. Please see the conference web site for the call for papers and conference announcements: http://www.rdc.uwo.ca/conference2009/index.html
Want to go for a swim?
The Western Student Recreation Centre swimming pool is now open for all students, staff and faculty.
New biotech invention developed by FHS professor Ruth Martin, former graduate student, and colleagues at Western’s School of Communication Sciences and Disorders to be launched worldwide
Invented at The University of Western Ontario, a novel therapy system for treating dysphagia has been licensed to Trudell Medical International (TMI) for development and world-wide distribution.
Davenport quarterbacks Western to largest ever United Way donation
With the help of Western's marching band, the Western Dance Pack, mascot JW and some Mustang football stars, Western President Paul Davenport today announced a record-breaking gift of $534,008 for the United Way of London & Middlesex.Read the Western News Story here.
OT Students Head Down Under
Occupational Therapy students Katie Anderson and Victoria Valente will be spending the next 6 weeks completing a research and fieldword placement at the University of Wollongong - New South Wales Australia.
Exercise does an aging body good
When "Sergeant Major" Dora Boode tells people to get exercising, they listen. But, Boode isn’t running an army boot camp. The 70-year-old is volunteering at a biweekly exercise class at the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (CCAA) at The University of Western Ontario and the average age of her ‘recruits’ is 75 years old.
The $35-million Student Recreation Centre opens with limited hours
The new Western Student Recreation Centre is set to open for limited tours, gym and fitness activities January 5, 2009.
First Recipient of Richard Seewald Award announced by Hear the World Foundation
The first Richard Seewald Award has been given to the Sorocaba Association for Hearing Impaired in Sao Paulo. As part of the honour, the Association will receive a $20,000 endowment from the Hear the World Foundation.
The Interdisciplinary Network for Scholarship in Professions' Research in Education (INSPiRE) is up and running.
Co-directors Dr. Anne Kinsella, field leader of the Health Professional Education Field of the Graduate program in the Faculty of Health Sciences, and Professor Allan Pitman, Faculty of Education, hosted the launch of the network on Thursday, October 16, in the Community Room of the Faculty of Education, the host faculty for the partnership.
Quigley to head Sports and Recreation Services
Friday, November 7, 2008
Western alumna and standout athlete Therese Quigley will serve as Director of Sports and Recreation Services at The University of Western Ontario. [ read more ]
FHS Launches first Alumni & Friends E-newsletter
The Faculty is proud to introduce the first FHS
e-newsletter! This newsletter will be distributed three times per year and will highlight all of the news, events and people of Health Sciences.
Western reappoints Dean of Health Sciences
The University of Western Ontario has announced the reappointment of Jim Weese as Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences. Weese has been reappointed for another term, beginning on July 1, 2009 and ending June 30, 2015. (read more)
Dean Jim Weese, Theresa Nielsen (Field Work Support Office, School of Occupational Therapy), and Darwin Semotiuk (FHS International Initiatives Coordinator) welcome Eileen Crowley (2nd from left), an incoming Occupational Therapy intern student from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Dean Carol Herbert (Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry) and Dean Jim Weese (Faculty of Health Sciences) wish to announce that a search will begin shortly for the Research Chair in Rural Women’s Health. The search is expected to take one year to complete leading to a July 1, 2009 appointment.
The Chair of Rural Woman’s Health was established in 2002 to provide a strategic role in ensuring a gendered focus on programs that target women's health in rural settings. Dr. Beverly Leipert was appointed the inaugural Chair in 2003 and she worked to:
- consolidate existing work in Rural Health and Women's Health by providing a central locus for educators, researchers, community partners to share ideas, exchange information, develop collaborative programs and disseminate project findings;
- expand opportunities for students, faculty and community members to participate in learning about issues in Rural Women's Health through curriculum development, communication and dissemination initiatives that aim to translate research outcomes into applied practice, community-based collaborative interventions, and mentorship programs that target younger women in professional practice;
- promote the critical application of a gender-lens to a broad range of education and research topics pertaining to Rural Women's Health and welfare, and;
- develop leading research into Rural Women's Health including: health status, health determinants, health care needs, and the use of health care resources and effective models for health care delivery.
Dr. Leipert will remain in the role for the 2008-09 academic year to maintain continuity and sustain momentum for this critical area within the University.
Additional information can be obtained by contacting either:
Jim Weese, Dean
Faculty of Health Sciences
The University of Western Ontario
Carol Herbert, Dean
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
The University of Western Ontario
Miller to lead new grad studies school
The Faculty of Heatlh Sciences' Linda Miller has been appointed to guide graduate education initiatives on campus, including formation of the new School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
Announcing the Faculty of Health Sciences Dean's Graduate Entrance Scholarship 2007-2008
The Faculty of Health Sciences and Dean Jim Weese are proud to introduce the Faculty of Health Sciences Dean's Graduate Entrance Scholarship.
Labatts donate $5M to Health Sciences
The official opening of the Arthur and Sonia Labatt Health Sciences Building (formerly the South Valley Building) took place on Tuesday, November 22, 2005.
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