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Snapshot 2016

This past year has been an exciting time of growth and successes, individual and collective, 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

Dr. Brassolotto's work includes looking at the conditions of care work, both paid and unpaid, and how public policy and the allocation of resources affects health and health care in a rural setting. Read more.

Collaborative effort leads to provincial tobacco prevention strategy
U of L nursing instructor Kathy Haight led the multidisciplinary effort to reinvigorate dated tobacco prevention resources for elementary and middle school classrooms. Read more.

Local nursing education program receives accreditation

The Nursing Education in Southwestern Alberta (NESA) program has met national standards for nursing schools and obtained accreditation by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN).  Read more.

Health Sciences welcomes a familiar face to its leadership team
The Faculty of Health Sciences has welcomed registered nurse and long-time nursing instructor, Peter Kellett, to the position of assistant dean of nursing. Read more.

Diane Shanks to receive Friend of Health Sciences Award for 2016

For her remarkable and inspirational commitment to registered nursing and nursing leadership and education, Diane Shanks is this year’s Friend of Health Sciences Award.
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Friends of Health Sciences Award

Join us on Thursday, October 20th at the SU Ballroom to honour Diane Shanks, the recipient the Friends of Health Sciences Award for 2016. We are also recognizing the contributions of professionals and agencies that have supported our programs in practice settings. Each ticket sold will support student scholarships in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

New Program! New Location!

The Faculty of Health Sciences is thrilled to offer the Post-diploma Bachelor of Health Sciences (Public Health major and Health Leadership minor) on both the U of L campus in downtown Calgary and in Lethbridge.
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Student Athlete Profile: Amaka Ashiofu

Scholarships push athlete and public health student Amaka Ashiofu to excel both on the track and in the classroom. Watch the video here