School of Health Studies
March / April 2016
Moving Forward by Looking Back
I am very excited to report that we are finally whole again in the main office! Joining the School of Health Studies as our new academic counsellor is Wendy Latimer. Wendy comes to us from Brescia College and brings a wealth of counselling experience to the role. Welcome Wendy! We are looking forward, as the administrative unit of the School, to helping you, our faculty, be as effective as you can be and our students achieve their best Western experience.
Our students had excellent learning experiences over the past year (more on that below!) but a few challenges. Working together, we have endeavoured to develop a program that prepares students for the field of health and health care. As the health landscape changes we must ensure that our students are capable of adjusting to these changes, ensure that our degree develops a future-ready health science student.
Our research and scholarship continues to make significant advances in health awareness by individuals, local communities, government and internationally. We are confronting through our research, the challenges facing health care, seeking innovative approaches to supporting our research and delivering health information to those populations who need it most.
Thank you to everyone for working together this year academic year, making it a great journey. I am looking forward to the next one!
Hail & Health,
"Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference"
Research and Scholarly Endeavours
Our Recent Publications
Gagliardi AR, Berta W, Kothari A, Boyko J, Urquhart R. Integrated knowledge translation (IKT) in health care: a scoping review. Implementation Science. 2016 Mar 17; 11(1):38.
Uppal G, Sibbald SL, Melling J. Exploring diabetes management amongst immigrant Sikhs in the Greater Toronto Area: a qualitative study. Ethnicity & Health. 2016 Mar 7:1-13.
Salter KL, Kothari A. Knowledge 'Translation' as social learning: negotiating the uptake of research-based knowledge in practice. BMC Medical Education. 2016 Feb 29; 16(1):76.
* My apologies to those whose recent publications I may have overlooked (please send them along!)
Protecting Our Marginalized Populations
Preventing Ethical Errors
Making Wellness Count
Innovations in Education
Innovating to Success!
Community Engaged Learning
Community Engage Learning Showcase
If you would like to learn more about CEL, please consider attending the Community Engaged Learning Showcase taking place on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at Clarie Hall Mercato, Brescia University College.This is a great opportunity to see the diversity of community organizations involved with Western to enhance student learning. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Evoking Empathy Lab
Enhancing Aging Information
"I am blown away by these infographics. Absolutely fantastic! I am saving each one as you re-tweet them to add to our CIAW Facebook album next week. Congratulations on a seamless integration of gerontology and social media, this is truly remarkable."
Associate Director of Membership & Social Media
The Gerontological Society of America
Information for Rehabilitation - Musculoskeletal Disorders
- Instagram account describing ACL injuries
- Instagram account describing Deltoid Ligament injuries
- Updated wikipedia page describing Spondylolysis to include evidence-based information
- YouTube video survival guide to Shoulder (GH) dislocations
A New Class for New Times
Why is Gillian so good in this course? Check out her own use of social media at Gillianmandich.com!