Let's celebrate summer and enjoy time with friends and colleagues at the 2018 Staff & Faculty BBQ. Pick up your BBQ lunch inside the Physics & Astronomy Atrium then head outside and enjoy the sunshine. Everyone is encouraged to picnic on the grass by the McIntosh Gallery so be sure to bring a blanket, seating will also be available inside if desired.
Process to appoint Acting Dean Nominations are now being accepted for the position of Acting Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentitstry. Please forward your nomination to the attention of the Provost by July 13, 2018
BioMedical Research Facility updates Planning is well underway for the Biomedical Research Facility. Design meetings will be taking place through the summer and fall months and it is anticipated that construction will begin in the spring or early summer of 2019 with an anticipated occupancy date of summer 2021.
Medical students turn health advocacy into action This month London City Council passed a motion that was originally put forward by medical students to include naloxone kits alongside automated external defibrillators in city-operated facilities in London.
Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti named Geographic Leader for Asia Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti has been named Geographic Leader for Asia. He will now serve as a resource and support to the Dean, the Senior Leadership Council and the Internationalization Office in developing a strategic direction for educational, clinical and research activities for the School in that region.
2018 Achievements Report The past year has been a busy one with a number of accomplishments and achievements in research, education, in the development of partnerships, and the enrichment of the School community. The 2018 Achievements Report celebrates and highlights some of those achievements.
Commitment to Community Calendar - Call for Submissions Each year the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry calls for submissions to be included in the annual Commitment to Community Calendar. Calling all artists and photographers to submit their artwork or photos for the opportunity to be included in the 2019 calendar year. Please submit your artwork or photos to the Communications & Marketing team by August 31, 2018.
A transformative experience Dante Capaldi recently completed the CAMPEP-accredited, combined MClSc/PhD program at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.
Celebrating Your Achievements Celebrating the achievements of graduating students and residents, Marlys Koschinsky, Evelyn Vingilis, the Amoso Fund recipients, and those being recognized as long-service employees
Resident Spotlight Meet Dr. Paris Lai, who decided to pursue his residency in psychiatry as it integrated his interests of helping patients navigate the health care system.
Summer Program for International Medical Students From July 16-27, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry will be hosting medical students from our partner institutions abroad as we launch our third Summer Program. The 2018 International Summer Program is an interactive two-week immersion program that looks at global health from a multidisciplinary and multiprofessional perspective
Ken Dryden headlines See the Line this August See the Line Community Symposium returns this August for its sixth year. Hear the latest concussion news and research through an exciting line up of speakers including Ken Dryden, Drs. Cheryl Wellington and Keith Yeates as well as See the Line’s Honorary Chair, Eric Lindros. Join Sportsnet’s Caroline Cameron as she and an all-star panel discuss the stages of concussion and how to better prepare an athlete.
Extreme Poverty, Clean Drinking Water, Climate Change Dr. Paul Polak, MD’58, DSc’08 and the 2018 Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer will dive into simple solution to complex problems impacting millions of individuals worldwide. Dr. Polak has worked with thousands of people in countries around the world including Bangladesh, India, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe to help design and produce low-cost, income–generating products that have already moved more than 20 million people out of poverty. In 2009, he was named one of the world’s 'Brave Thinkers' by The Atlantic Monthly, along with Barack Obama and Steve Jobs.
Opiods: A Country in Crisis The opioid crisis is devastating communities across Canada. Join us Homecoming Weekend for a thought provoking panel discussion. Panellists will discuss the adverse effects opioids are having on Canadian communities and will explore the role medical and dental school can play as we look to overcome its devastating impact locally and nationally
Selection Committee Updates Interested in knowing the status of various selection committee activities? You can visit the School's Human Resources website for a monthly update. Please note, the information is updated at the beginning of each month.
New Alpha Kappa Kappa Beta Kappa scholarships and medals For nearly a century, the Alpha Kappa Kappa Beta Kappa Chapter (AKK-BKK) have been generously supporting students at Western University. This support continued this past spring as AKK-BKK, through the leadership of Dr. John Sangster, gifted their remaining funds establishing three new scholarships at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.
Examining the Challenges and Innovation in Medical Education Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Nanjing Medical University’s valued partnership has offered opportunities for continuing medical education through an annual joint symposium focusing on the challenges and innovation in medical education.
Summer Break The Pulse will be taking a summer break, with the June issue being the final one until September. If you have stories or news to share during the summer months, please send them to the Communications & Marketing team, so they can be shared on the School’s news feed and through social media. Have a wonderful summer. We will return in September with another issue and more news.
SOCIAL MEDIA Catch up on the best Twitter thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including Dr. Micheal Strong, Dr. Jeff Dixon, Charles Drake and others.
SERVICES Western has launched an updated design for websites, featuring new visual elements and formatting options. The Communications & Marketing Team is managing the transition process for all Schulich Medicine & Dentistry websites. Learn more about the process, including a step-by-step guide.
EVENTS Staff & Faculty Summer BBQ, See the Line Concussion Awareness events, Homecoming and much more