BRIC NS Student Seminar Series

Recipients and supervisors
Recipients of the 2017 BRIC NS Research Award and their supervisors

You are invited to a special presentation about primary and integrated health care research being conducted by the recipients of the 2017 BRIC NS Student Research Award.

When:  June 13, 2018 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Where:  Room 311, Collaborative Health Education Building, 5793 University Ave., Halifax
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This seminar will cover two topics.  Sydney Breneol will present “Children with Medical Complexity in the Canadian Maritimes: A Mixed Methods Study Protocol.”  Holly Mathias will present “Accessing Mental Health Supports and Services in Rural NS – A Youth Perspective.”

About the speakers

Sydney Breneol is a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Prince Edward Island in 2016. She has experience working with the paediatric population both in Prince Edward Island and Kenya. She is currently enrolled in Dalhousie’s PhD in Nursing program under the supervision of Dr. Janet Curran and Dr. Marilyn Macdonald. Her work seeks to describe the population of children with medical complexity in the Maritime provinces. Sydney is supported by a Killam Predoctoral Scholarship, NSHFR Scotia Scholar Award, and BRIC NS Student Research Award.

Holly Mathias is a Masters of Arts Health Promotion candidate in the School of Health and Human Performance at Dalhousie University. She is also enrolled in the Certificate of Teaching and Learning through Dalhousie’s Centre for Learning and Teaching. Her research focuses on how youth in rural NS perceive and experience access to mental health supports and services. Originally from Westville, Nova Scotia, Holly also holds a BA (Honours) in Global Development Studies from Queen’s University. Outside of research, she enjoys reading, running, traveling and trying new foods.

All are welcome.  Light refreshments will be served.
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