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Rachel McMillan successfully defends her MSc thesis

On Tuesday August 26, 2014, MSc candidate Rachel McMillan successfully defended her MSc thesis to the Department of Public Health Sciences.  Rachel's thesis title was Family structure as a predictor of organized sport participation and sedentary screen time in Canadian youth. She was supervised by Drs. Ian Janssen and Michael McIsaac, and her examiners were Drs. Joan Almost (School of Nursing), John Freeman (Education), Colleen Davison (PHS), and Will King (PHS). Rachel has gained employment with the Canadian Institute for Health Information as an Analyst. Congratulations Rachel. 

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Christine Collier successfully defends her MSc thesis

On Thursday July 17, 2014, MSc candidate Christine Collier successfully defended her MSc thesis to the Department of Public Health Sciences.  Christine's thesis title was on e arly detection of progressive chronic kidney disease by monitoring change in eGFR in CKD stages 1, 2 & 3. She was supervised by Drs. Rick Birtwhistle, Miu Lam and Edwin Toffelmire, and her examiners were Drs. Wendy Wobeser (Medicine), Patrick Costigan (Kinesiology and Health Studies), Linda Levesque (PHS), and Will Pickett (PHS). Congratulations Christine. 

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MPH Graduate Students Publication

Congratulations to Allison Maier (MPH -2011) and Kristi Randhawa (MPH -2012) and their Practicum Preceptor, Dr. Anna Majury for their publication, Bacteriological testing of private well water: A trends and guidelines assessment using five years of submissions data from southeastern Ontario in the May/June issue of the Canadian Journal of Public Health.

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Spring Convocation 2014

On June 6, 2014 the Department of Public Health Sciences held a Convocation Reception for recent MPH, MSc (Epidemiology) and PhD (Epidemiology) graduates. Department Head, Will Pickett, noted: "I am very proud of our graduates, who all are a credit to the Department. Congratulations on this important accomplishment". 

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Shari Thomas successfully defends her MSc thesis

On Wednesday June 11, 2014, MSc candidate Shari Thomas successfully defended her MSc thesis to the Department of Public Health Sciences.  Shari's thesis title was The influence of Toxic Metals on Small for Gestational Age. She was supervised by Drs. Will King and Tye Arbuckle, and her examiners were Drs. Stevenson Fergus (Kinesiology and Health Studies), Ian Casson (Medicine), Harriet Richardson (PHS), and Will Pickett (PHS). Shari has gained employment with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute​ as a Methodologist. Congratulations Shari. 

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Lidija Latifovic successfully defends her MSc thesis

On Friday June 20, 2014, MSc candidate Lidija Latifovic successfully defended her MSc thesis to the Department of Public Health Sciences. Lidija's thesis title was The influence of alcohol consumption, smoking and physical activity on peripheral blood leukocyte telomere length. She was supervised by Drs. Will King and Tom Massey, and her examiners were Drs. Cheryl King-VanVlack (Rehabilitation Therapy), Louise Winn (Biomedical Sciences), Ian Janssen (PHS), and Heather Stuart (PHS). Lidija has gained employment with Cancer Care Ontario as a Research AssistantCongratulations Lidija. 

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Vikki Ho attends the Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) in Winnipeg

Vikki Ho, a recent graduate in the Department of Public Health Sciences, attended the Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) in Winnipeg as one of Queen’s nominated top PhD students. The forum offers networking, research exposure and recognition to Canada’s most promising research trainees in the health sciences Dr. Ho presented her thesis work within the annual CIHR national research poster competition at this event and received an Honorable Mention.  

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Department of Public Health Sciences takes part in QUQAP review

Public Health Sciences welcomed external reviewers to Carruthers Hall on May 28th and May 29th as part of the Queen’s University Quality Assurance Process (QUQAP) review of the graduate programs within our Department.

Drs. Kathy Speechley (Western University),  Sentil Senthilselvan (University of Alberta) and Marcia Finlayson (Queen’s) spent two days meeting with Deans, faculty, students and staff to learn about our MSc, MPH and PhD programs.  They will submit a review by the end of June.

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