SHS Bulletin

School of Health Studies


New Beginnings

Welcome all to the 2015-16 academic year! This promises to be an exciting academic year. We welcome 346 first-year Bachelor of Health Science students beginning their university careers this week. In January we will welcome our new Dean, Dr. Jayne Garland. I also want to extend a warm welcome to our new colleague, Dr. Jeannie Samuel and to our experienced and new limited duties faculty members. We have many things to look forward to as a School.

Hail & Health,

Dan Belliveau


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Keep it Coming!

I hope this newsletter becomes a means to celebrate our successes. This document represents us all so please send along anything that deserves to be mentioned and/or recognized; be they publications, conference acceptances, new graduate student trainees, media, notes or anything else you would like to share. I hope you find the SHS Bulletin a good reminder of the collective innovation and productivity of our School.


our new colleagues

Dr. Jeannie Samuel

I would like to extend a very warm welcome to Dr. Jeannie Samuel, our new limited-term faculty member. Jeannie comes to us from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Jeannie's significant experience with health agencies across the world will enrich the learning experience of our students! Please take time to say hello to Jeannie who is located with our health promotion colleagues on the third floor of HSB, room 331.

Limited Duties Appointments

Our School Benefits from experienced professionals who contribute to the program's teaching mandate.

Health Science Courses
  • Jennifer Boyko [4400B - Advanced Health Policy]
  • Catherine Campbell-Johnston [4710B - Palliative and End-of-Life Care]
  • Anita Cramp [4205A - Health Program Evaluation]
  • Steve Denniss [4490 - Health Innovation & Leadership; 4091B - Entrepreneurship in Health]
  • Graham Fraser [2330B - Systemic and Functional Anatomy]
  • Kathleen Gamble [3400A - Health Policy; 4044A - International Health Systems]
  • Denise Grafton [2045A - Emerging Trends in Health Care]
  • Hossein Khalili [3042A - Cross-sector Health Partnerships; 4410B - Future of Health Care]
  • Gillian Mandich [4091B - Social Media in Health]
  • Tara Mantler [3010G - Rural Communities; 4620F - Foundations of Mental Health; 4720A - Chronic Disease Prevention]
  • Keri Selkirk [4090B - Health Care Costs and Challenges]
  • Liza Stathokostas [2090B - Exercise, Activity & Health; 4090B - Guidelines for Physical Activity in Older Adults]
  • Tamara Thompson [4202A - Health Behaviour]
  • Marnie Wedlake [3052A - History of Drug Use; 4091B - Understanding Stress]

Rehabilitation Sciences Courses

  • Samantha Doralp [3760A - Rehabilitation for Childhood Disorders]
  • Emily Knight [3360B - Musculoskeletal Disorders in Rehabilitation]
  • Natascha Wesch [4605A - Rehabilitation Psychology]
  • Dalton Wolfe [4210B - Health Promotion for Persons with Disabilities]

A future bhsc student!

A heartfelt congratulations to the Robinson family on the birth of their Son, Teytum Robinson. As can be seen in the picture, a very proud Dad and ecstatic big sister, Kalysa. Mom, Jocelyne is also very proud (but just too tired for a picture!).

Congratulations to all and welcome Teytum!

research endeavours

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Dr. Treena Orchard's University- and CIHR-sponsored research examining the experiences with health and social services among women in London's street-based sex trade was recently highlighted in a London Free Press article. The study shows that sex workers encounter areas of risk and potential violence throughout the city and well beyond the regions that are historically considered more problematic.

Redesigning Palliative Care

Dr. Debblie Fitzsimmons has had a very busy few months working with her collaborators in England and Canada on improving health care supports for palliative care and related areas. This follows from recently published work.

Debbie has been invited to join a national consortium on redesigning palliative care in England, work that will be presented at a conference in November. She will also contribute her expertise as a member of the international review panel for the CIHR eHIPP program.
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FHS Garden Party

Thursday, Sep. 17th, 3-5pm

The Grad Club, London, ON, Canada

London, ON

12th Annual Faculty of Health Sciences Garden Party! Join us for food and fun as we celebrate the beginning of another academic year and welcome new professors and staff members to the FHS team.