Department of Public Health Sciences

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Department of Public Health Sciences thanks Empire Life

On Monday, June 22, 2015, the Department welcomed four representatives from the Head Offices of Empire Life for a luncheon and presentation. This was to honour the contributions of Empire Life, who have provided 21 graduate research fellowships between 2003 and 2015 in our department.  Our two current Empire Life Fellows (Jonathan Kwong and Farzana Haq) presented their current work in the areas of child health, Jonathan in his research on adolescent risk-taking and school injury, and Farzana in her work in the field of understanding child hunger.  We were joined by Mr. David Young from the Faculty of Health Sciences Advancement Office for this day. Representing Empire Life were Julie Tompkins (Vice-President, Human Resources & Communication Services), Gordon Stienburg (Learning and Development Consultant), Caroline Keyes  (Director & Chief Underwriter) and Seva Golosky, (Vice-President, Compensation & Organizational Effectiveness).  Representing the Department of Public Health Sciences were Dr. Will Pickett (Head of Department and MSc program Director), Dr. Duncan Hunter (Graduate Coordinator), and Dr. Colleen Davison (Assistant Professor).  As Dr. Pickett related, “in our department, we have a tremendous respect for what Empire Life has done as a corporation in terms of community outreach, and specifically in terms of the support of our students and their supervisors throughout the years; we are very grateful.”