>Faculty of Medicine (FoM) Calendar and Notice Update

Faculty of Medicine (FoM) Calendar and Notice Update for:

   Sun, Feb 8 – Sat, Feb 14, 2015

 

 

Calendar of Events

 

1. The Links Between Art and Medicine with Dr. Jock Murray

 

2. CALL for APPLICATIONS DMRF MOLLY Appeal for Cardiovascular Research 2015/16

 

3. Monday Mindful Meditation

 

4. Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series

 

5. Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute Seminar Series Session

 

6. Call for Applications – DMRF Kathryn A. Weldon Travel Awards

 

7. Call for Nominations: Global Health Awards 2015

 

8. Call for Submissions: Global Health Photo Contest 2015

 

9. DMRF Conference Grant Competition

 

10. DMRF Dr. J. Donald Hatcher Award for Medical Research – Call for Applications

 

11. DMRF Picchione Visiting Scholar Program – Call for Applications

 

12. Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

 

13. CH&E Seminar Series – Dr. Arnold Mitnitski

 

14. Microbiology and Immunology Seminar

 

15. Health at Work yoga – February 10

 

16. Grand Rounds – Department of Anesthesia, Pain Management and Perioperative Medicine

 

17. GRAND ROUNDS – Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

 

18. State of the Art-Urology

 

19. Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Grand Rounds

 

20. Psychiatry Clinical Academic Rounds–Familial Risk, Developmental Psychopathology and Prevention of Severe Mental Illness: FORBOW Study Report

 

21. Pediatric Grand Rounds

 

22. Page Turner Book Club

 

23. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Seminar – Dr. Bryce Nelson

 

24. Department of Physiology and Biophysics Seminar

 

25. THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM: AFRICA’S CANCER EPIDEMIC

 

26. Teaching and Modeling Professionalism

 

27. Health at Work stretch and strength class

 

 

Calendar of Events

 

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  1. The Links Between Art and Medicine with Dr. Jock Murray

 

Date: Sun, Feb 8

Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm

Location: Dr. Murray’s talks will be held every Sunday afternoon in

February at the St. Stephen’s Parish Centre in Chester from

2-4 pm.

Event Details:

The Chester Art Centre is thrilled to announce that Dr. Jock

Murray will give all four lectures in the Donald Curley

series this year, exploring the links between art and medicine.

The Art Centre is a proud supporter of the community’s

proposed Our Health Centre, so this discussion of the links

between art and physical and mental health is particularly

appropriate.

 

February 8: The Experience of illness Viewed by an Artist:

The Art of Robert Pope

 

Nova Scotia artist Robert Pope produced 96 works based on

his view of health, illness and healing after being treated

for Hodgkin’s Disease. These powerful works are used to

teach health care professionals how to see illness from the

patient’s point of view.

For more information contact:

For more information on lectures please go to:

www.chesterartcentre.ca

 

Or call 902-275-5789 or email

chesterartcentre@ns.aliantzinc.ca

 

 

 

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  1. CALL for APPLICATIONS DMRF MOLLY Appeal for Cardiovascular Research 2015/16

 

Date: Sat, Feb 14

Time: All Day

Location: Applications submitted to Dalhousie Medical Research

Foundation – 1-A1 Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building

5850 College Street PO Box 15000 Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

Event Details:

CALL for Applications for MOLLY Appeal for Cardiovascular

Research 2015/16 funds from DMRF’s annual Maritime-wide,

public fundraising campaign. Open call inviting members of

Dalhousie Cardiovascular Research Community

to submit application proposal for 2015/16 Cardiovascular

Research funding of up to a total of 200,000.

Submission Deadline: Monday, March 23, 2015

For further details on criteria information and application

form see DMRF Competition Schedule.

For more information contact:

Jyl MacKinnon DMRF Executive Director phone:(902)494-2356

email: jyl.mackinnon@dal.ca or

Jane Greenlaw DMRF Coordinator of Annual Giving phone:(902)

494-2693 email: jane.greenlaw@dal.ca

 

 

Web: http://www.dmrf.ca/en/home/awardsgrants/competitionschedule.aspx

 

 

 

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  1. Monday Mindful Meditation

 

Date: Mon, Feb 9

Time: 12:15pm-12:45pm

Location: Room 14-B2, Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building

Event Details:

Every Monday there will be guided mindfulness meditation

from 12:15 – 12:45 p.m. It is drop-in style.

 

Monday Mindful Meditation is open to all faculty, staff, and

students. It is secular, nondenominational, open to people

of any or no faith. No meditation experience is necessary.

 

Come to de-stress, work on mindfulness or whatever your

motive may be!

For more information contact:

Cory Burris

cory.burris@dal.ca

902-494-4247

 

 

 

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  1. Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series

 

Date: Mon, Feb 9

Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm

Location: Room 3-H, Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building

Event Details:

Presenter: Mr Kevin Sullivan, CEO DeNovaMed, Inc., Halifax, NS

 

Title: Adventures and opportunities in the biotechnology

sector: a CEO’s journey

For more information contact:

c.anjowski@dal.ca

 

 

 

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  1. Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute Seminar Series Session

 

Date: Mon, Feb 9

Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Location: Theatre A, Tupper Link

Event Details:

IDENTIFICATION OF MUTATIONS RESPONSIBLE FOR HERITABLE

CANCERS

 

Presented by:

 

Karen Bedard, PhD

Assistant Professor

Pathology Department, Dalhousie University

 

 

PRE-CLINICAL TESTING OF CANCER VACCINES: MODELING THE

DISEASE AND OUTCOMES FOR CLINICAL SUCCESS

 

Presented by:

 

Mohan Karkada, PhD

Director, Immunology, Immunovaccine Inc.

Adjunct Professor, Department of Microbiology/Immunology

Dalhousie University

For more information contact:

admin@bhcri.ca

 

 

Web: http://www.bhcri.ca/events

 

 

 

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  1. Call for Applications – DMRF Kathryn A. Weldon Travel Awards

 

Date: Mon, Feb 9

Time: All Day

Event Details:

DUE DATE: Thursday, February 26, 2015

 

Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) is pleased to

announce its bi-annual travel award program to assist

graduate students in the Faculty of Medicine to attend and

present their research at a national or international

meeting.

 

DMRF Weldon Travel Awards are currently available at $2,000

each and can help defray the actual costs of travel,

registration and accommodation.

 

See Terms of Reference for further details.

For more information contact:

Carla Ross

Medical Research Development Office

Dalhousie University

Halifax, Nova Scotia

 

Tel: (902) 494-1887

Email: Carla.Ross@Dal.Ca

 

 

Web: http://www.dmrf.ca/en/home/awardsgrants/competitionschedule.aspx

 

 

 

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  1. Call for Nominations: Global Health Awards 2015

 

Date: Mon, Feb 9

Time: All Day

Location: Dalhousie University

Event Details:

Submission Deadline: March 2, 2015

Making a difference in global health

 

We are now accepting nominations for the 2015 Global Health

Awards at Dalhousie. There are three global health awards

recognizing student, resident and faculty achievement and

leadership in global health.

 

– Dr. Ronald Stewart Student Award

– Dr. TJ Jock Murray Resident Award

– Dr. John Savage Memorial Faculty Award

 

These awards recognize an outstanding contribution to the

global health community at Dalhousie through:

 

– demonstrated leadership in global health

– work experience with marginalized communities

– engagement in global health research

– mentorship in global health (Residents and Faculty only)

– promotion, development and enhancement of global health at

Dalhousie (Residents and Faculty only)

 

Nominate someone today!

For more information contact:

gho@dal.ca

 

 

Web: http://medicine.dal.ca/departments/core-units/global-health/about/awards.html

 

 

 

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  1. Call for Submissions: Global Health Photo Contest 2015

 

Date: Mon, Feb 9

Time: All Day

Event Details:

Submission Deadline: March 2, 2014

 

Do you have outstanding photos that tell a compelling story

about your global health experience? Each year the global

health office at Dalhousie hosts the Global Health Photo

Contest to recognize these beautiful images and inspiring

stories. This contest is open to students, residents and

faculty and staff at Dalhousie.

 

Remember that Global Health is all around us! Children in

school, a community clean up, a healthy meal shared with

family and friends. You experience global health everyday!

 

Maybe you’d like to capture an image or 2 and submit it to

our photo contest! There’s still lots of time and many

opportunities to get that image that tells the story you want.

For more information contact:

gho@dal.ca

 

 

Web: http://medicine.dal.ca/departments/core-units/global-health/about/Photo-contest.html

 

 

 

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  1. DMRF Conference Grant Competition

 

Date: Mon, Feb 9

Time: All Day

Event Details:

DUE DATE: Thursday, February 26, 2015

 

Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) is pleased to

announce its Conference Grant Awards for the next fiscal

year.

 

A maximum of two $5,000 grants or one $10,000 grant will be

provided for a conference taking place between April 1,

2015 and March 31, 2016.

 

See Terms of Reference for further details.

For more information contact:

Jyl MacKinnon, Executive Director

Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation

1-A1 Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building

5850 College Street

PO Box 15000

Halifax, NS, B3H 4R2

 

Tel: (902) 494-3502

Fax: (902) 494-1372

Email: jyl.mackinnon@dal.ca

 

 

Web: http://www.dmrf.ca/en/home/awardsgrants/competitionschedule.aspx

 

 

 

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  1. DMRF Dr. J. Donald Hatcher Award for Medical Research – Call for Applications

 

Date: Mon, Feb 9

Time: All Day

Event Details:

DUE DATE: Monday, March 23, 2015 (4 p.m.)

 

Named in honour of Dr. J. Donald Hatcher, Dean of Medicine,

this research award recognizes excellence in medical

research and is offered to the final year undergraduate

medical student.

 

The successful applicant will receive a cash prize of

$2,000 and a scroll.

 

Please see terms of reference for further details.

For more information contact:

Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation

1-A1, Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building

5850 College Street

  1. O. Box 15000

Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4R2

 

Tel: (902) 494-3502

Fax: (902) 494-1372

Email: dmrf@dal.ca

 

 

Web: http://www.dmrf.ca/en/home/awardsgrants/competitionschedule.aspx

 

 

 

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  1. DMRF Picchione Visiting Scholar Program – Call for Applications

 

Date: Mon, Feb 9

Time: All Day

Event Details:

DUE DATE: Monday, March 23, 2015 (4 p.m.)

 

The purpose of the Picchione Visiting Scholar Program is to

bring to Dalhousie internationally respected scholars

recognized for having made significant contributions to the

advancement of their respective fields of endeavour. The

program will provide up to $3,250 to support a visit.

 

Please see terms of reference for further details.

For more information contact:

Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation

1-A1, Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building

5850 College Street

  1. O. Box 15000

Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4R2

 

Tel: (902) 494-3502

Fax: (902) 494-1372

Email: dmrf@dal.ca

 

 

Web: http://www.dmrf.ca/en/home/awardsgrants/competitionschedule.aspx

 

 

 

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  1. Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

 

Date: Tue, Feb 10

Time: 8:00am-9:00am

Location: Royal Bank Theatre, HI

Event Details:

Dr. Yip, from the Division of Endocrinology/Metalbolism,

will be presenting, ‘Don’t Mess with Mr. T’

For more information contact:

Andrea Heyer at andrea.heyer@cdha.nshealth.ca or at 473-

3387

 

 

 

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  1. CH&E Seminar Series – Dr. Arnold Mitnitski

 

Date: Tue, Feb 10

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Location: Centre for Clinical Research, CH&E Classroom #409

5790 University Avenue

Event Details:

Title: Biological Aging, Operation Research and Complex

Networks – putting all together

Synopsis: Aging in individuals is not easy to define.

People accumulate different health problems (illnesses,

disabilities, laboratory abnormalities, symptoms, signs,

jointly referred to as deficits). Despite diversity in the

manifestations of aging at the individual level, there is a

common thread: the number of deficits

characteristically increases with aging. We have suggested

that this number (a frailty index) is a measure of

individual aging although little was known about its

origin. Until now. I will discuss most recent development in

this area: a stochastic framework in which aging is

regarded as a consequence of the complex interplay

between environmental challenges (characterized by the

intensity of environmental stressors), and the ability

of the organism to resist or repair the damage caused by

such stresses. I will show that the number of

accumulated deficits (N) equals the product of the

intensity of environmental stresses (lambda, L) and the time

it takes to recover from damage (R). The relationship N=LxR

known as Little’s Law (LL) in the Operation

Research area allows to understand that changes in the

frailty index mimic the changes in the time of recovery

(approximately 10 fold between 20 and 95 years or 3 fold

from 65 to 95 years). I will show how to evaluate the

individual’s biological age and explain that its empirical

limit of 116 year is based on the limit to frailty index =

0.7. Finally, I will introduce a novel large-scale model of

aging in which the organism is represented by the

network of bi-stable interacting nodes corresponding to

health deficits. The results of Monte-Carlo simulation

demonstrate that our model recovers major observational

patterns of deficits accumulations and mortality

(Gompertz Law). In conclusion, the model suggests that

biological aging arises as a systemic effect of

interacting multiple deficits and indeed can be quantified

in terms of deficit accumulation.

Biography: Arnold Mitnitski, Dalhousie University Research

Professor, Professor of Medicine, is an applied

mathematician cross-appointed with the departments of

Community Health & Epidemiology, Mathematics and

Statistics, and the Faculty of Computer Science. Born and

educated in Russia (M Electrical Engineering, and

PhD in Theoretical Mechanics/Applied Mathematics, St-

Petersburg 1974), he moved to Canada (Montreal) in

1992 and joined the Medical School at Dalhousie in 2002.

His expertise lies in mathematical modeling of

complex biomedical systems, advanced data analysis and data

mining. Dr. Mitnitski has published over 100

peer reviewed papers (most in last 10 years, 10 cited over

100 times), and has Thompson h-index=30. He has

been a peer reviewer for as many as 30 journals and has

delivered many presentations at national and

international scientific meetings. Dr. Mitnitski is a

Fellow of the American Gerontological Society, and an

Associate Editor for BMC Geriatrics, Computational and

Mathematical Methods in Medicine, and Current

Gerontology and Geriatrics Research.

For more information contact:

Jodi.lawrence@dal.ca 494-3860

 

 

Web: http://che.medicine.dal.ca

 

 

 

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  1. Microbiology and Immunology Seminar

 

Date: Tue, Feb 10

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Location: Room 3-H, Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building

Event Details:

Presenter: Candidate for Bacteriologist Faculty Position:

Dr. Erin Westman, Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical

Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

 

Title: Bacterial resistance to antineoplastic drugs

For more information contact:

c.anjowski@dal.ca

 

 

 

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  1. Health at Work yoga – February 10

 

Date: Tue, Feb 10

Time: 12:05pm-12:50pm

Location: 14-B2, Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building

Event Details:

Every Tuesday and Thursday free yoga classes will be offered

to faculty and staff of Dalhousie Medical School. A

certified yoga instructor will guide participants through

posture and breathing exercises.

 

Space is limited at 12 people per class and participants are

accepted on a drop-in, first-come-first-serve basis.

 

Note: Class times and locations may vary. Please refer to

DalMedix calendar for details on upcoming classes.

 

Please bring your own yoga mat.

For more information contact:

Cory Burris

cory.burris@dal.ca

902-494-4247

 

 

 

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  1. Grand Rounds – Department of Anesthesia, Pain Management and Perioperative Medicine

 

Date: Wed, Feb 11

Time: 7:15am-8:15am

Location: OE Smith Auditorium – IWK

 

 

 

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  1. GRAND ROUNDS – Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

 

Date: Wed, Feb 11

Time: 7:30am-8:30am

Location: Parker Reception Room

Event Details:

Speaker: Dr. Robyn Comeau, Gyn Onc Fellow

 

Title: Diagnosis and Management of Cervical Dysplasia and

Cervical Cancer in Pregnancy

For more information contact:

Michelle Pineau: 470-6905

 

 

 

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  1. State of the Art-Urology

 

Date: Wed, Feb 11

Time: 7:30am-8:30am

Location: Room 5110-Dickson Building

Event Details:

‘Evaluation of the Incidentally Detected Adrenal Mass’

Presented by Dr. Mike Czerwinski and Dr. Ali Imran

For more information contact:

Laila Rockman @ 902-473-5469

 

 

Web: http://medicine.dal.ca/departments/department-sites/urology.html

 

 

 

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  1. Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Grand Rounds

 

Date: Wed, Feb 11

Time: 7:45am-8:30am

Location: Bethune Building, room B-44

Event Details:

Endophthalmitis Prophylaxis

Dr Alex Tan

Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

For more information contact:

ophthed@dal.ca

(902) 473-2517

 

 

 

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  1. Psychiatry Clinical Academic Rounds–Familial Risk, Developmental Psychopathology and Prevention of Severe Mental Illness: FORBOW Study Report

 

Date: Wed, Feb 11

Time: 8:30am-9:30am

Location: Abbie J. Lane Bldg, Room 4074

Event Details:

Presenter: Dr. Rudolf Uher

Topic: Familial Risk, Developmental Psychopathology and

Prevention of Severe Mental Illness: FORBOW Study Report

For more information contact:

tracy.fraser@cdha.nshealth.ca

 

 

Web: http://www.medicine.dal.ca/departments/department-sites/psychiatry/education/continuing-education.html

 

 

 

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  1. Pediatric Grand Rounds

 

Date: Wed, Feb 11

Time: 9:00am-10:00am

Location: OE Smith Auditorium, IWK Health Centre

Event Details:

Presenter: Dr. Laura Swaney, Resident

 

Title: ‘From Illness to Wellness: Physician

Burnout, Wellbeing and Models of Support’

 

Learning Objectives:

1) List the seven dimensions of wellness and describe

habits that contribute to physician resiliency and

wellness.

2) Describe the features of physician burnout and how

these contribute to poor patient outcomes.

3) Identify the relationship between burnout and

depression, and the risk factors for physician suicide.

4) Compare specific interventions that increase physician

wellness.

 

 

*Videoconferenced to off sites

For more information contact:

Denise Doucette: denise.doucette@iwk.nshealth.ca

 

 

 

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  1. Page Turner Book Club

 

Date: Wed, Feb 11

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Location: Room C-216

Event Details:

The Page Turner Book Club will be meeting to discuss their

next book of choice, The Rosie Effect, by Graeme Simsion.

 

All are welcome to join.

 

The next book club meeting will be in March. The book of

choice will be Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan.

For more information contact:

Monica Baccardax

monica.baccardax@dal.ca

 

 

 

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  1. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Seminar – Dr. Bryce Nelson

 

Date: Wed, Feb 11

Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Location: Theatre A, Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building Link

(Halifax)

 

Room 102, DMNB

(Saint John)

Event Details:

Dr. Bryce Nelson, Director

Antibodies and Phage Display

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

 

‘Structure-Guided Design of Synthetic Antibodies’

For more information contact:

Melissa MacDougall

(902) 494-2480

 

 

Web: http://www.biochem.dal.ca

 

 

 

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  1. Department of Physiology and Biophysics Seminar

 

Date: Thu, Feb 12

Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

Location: Room 3H1, 3rd Floor, Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building

Event Details:

Speaker:

Dr. Yves Berthiaume

Department of Medicine &

Research Director IRCM

University of Montreal

 

Title:

‘The transcriptome and cystic fibrosis: an interesting

source of data to explore pathophysiology’

For more information contact:

Dr. Valerie Chappe (Valerie.Chappe@Dal.Ca)

or

Jennifer Graves (Jennifer.Graves@Dal.Ca)

 

 

Web: http://www.physiology.dal.ca

 

 

 

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  1. THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM: AFRICA’S CANCER EPIDEMIC

 

Date: Fri, Feb 13

Time: 9:30am-11:30am

Location: 2L3, 2nd floor, Tupper Link

Event Details:

THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM: AFRICA’S CANCER EPIDEMIC

 

Presented by:

 

Robert Huish, PhD

Assistant Professor

International Development Studies

Dalhousie University

For more information contact:

admin@bhcri.ca

 

 

Web: http://www.bhcri.ca/events

 

 

 

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  1. Teaching and Modeling Professionalism

 

Date: Fri, Feb 13

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Location: Halifax = B-A3, Tupper Link

DMNB (Saint John) = Room 218

SJRH = IDS Room

Miramichi = Room 3111

URV = Room 14-020A

Fredericton = Room 208

Colchester = Room D1750

Event Details:

with F. Bergin

 

By participating in this session, you will be able to:

-define professionalism and its elements;

-identify challenges to and opportunities for teaching

and assessing professionalism; and

-discuss strategies for teaching and assessing

professionalism.

 

Key Competency

Professional 1.1. Exhibit appropriate professional

behaviors in practice, including honesty, integrity,

commitment, compassion, respect and altruism

For more information contact:

facdev@dal.ca

 

 

 

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  1. Health at Work stretch and strength class

 

Date: Fri, Feb 13

Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm

Location: 14-B2, Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building

Event Details:

Nursing student and certified personal trainer specialist,

Christine Christian, leads participants through a mixture of

exercise programs. Focusing on stretch and strength and

breathing and balance, Christine’s 45-minute classes are

suitable for people at any fitness level.

 

Classes are drop-in, first-come-first-serve style. Please

wear appropriate exercise footwear and bring a mat.

 

Students, faculty, staff are all welcome.

For more information contact:

Cory Burris

cory.burris@dal.ca

902-494-4247

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