Snapshot 2015


This past year has once again witnessed an exciting year of growth in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

From new faculty members, new programs and new initiatives to exciting opportunities for students, we are pleased to provide you with a sampling of stories in this issue of Snapshot.

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A big-picture approach to health care
As the new Faculty of Health Sciences Emmy Droog Chair in Complementary and Alternative Health Care, Dr. Brenda Leung will examine the approaches and benefits of holistic health care. Read more.

Currie sees change on the horizon
The U of L's Translational Health Chair in Aboriginal Health and Wellness, Dr. Cheryl Currie, is determined to help narrow the well-being gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada. Read more.

University introduces Master of Nursing program

The Faculty of Health Sciences is introducing a Master of Nursing program to complement its already robust health sciences programming options. Read more.

Remembering Dr. Ed McNally
The University of Lethbridge community was deeply saddened by the loss of long-time friend and supporter Dr. Ed McNally (LLD ’05) in August. Early in 2014, the Faculty of Health Sciences was honoured to recognize Dr. McNally as the 2014 Friend of Health Sciences Award recipient.


Helping kids recognize the dangers of tobacco

Community Health Nursing instructor Kathy Haight is poised to redevelop the teacher resource kits intended to support Alberta’s Grade 4, 5 and 6 teachers in teaching tobacco prevention in the classroom. Read more.


Student's world expanded by trip of a lifetime

Aaron Eelhart received the Michael Chan Prize in Asian Studies for his photo essay documenting his visit to China, part of an international field study course. Read more.


Nursing Students get life-changing experiences in Uganda

Thanks to the President's Grant for International Student Engagement, a group of five nursing students spent three months working overseas at a hospital in the Ugandan capital of Kampala. Read more.