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January 17, 2014

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Announcements for administrators/managers and dept. heads

1. Year end purchasing memo
Dalhousie University's Procurement Department recently circulated a memo outlining requirements when considering year end purchases.

The memo is available as a PDF. Please read the memo to ensure that your needs will be appropriately met.

2. MPHEC non-space equipment funding approvals
The MPHEC non-space equipment committee is pleased to announce that $173,744 in funding has been allocated to support teaching activities at the medical school. 26% of allocated funding was directed to scientific equipment and 74% to simulation needs.
The investments approved include:
  • Emergency medicine: $96,217 for patient simulators and simulation training kits
  • Medical neuroscience: $36,381 for digital equipment in teaching space
  • Pediatrics: $11,575 for patient simulators
  • LRC: $8,348 for rectal examination trainers and laptops for Med 1s
  • Pathology: $6,449 for a clinical microscope
  • Biochemistry: $5,627 for a water purification system
3. New team member in finance office
We are pleased to introduce the latest member of the medical school's finance office, Dipan Shah, as finance analyst. Dipan is an experienced CGA in financial analysis and budgeting. Dipan comes to the medical school from Youthdale Treatment Centres in Toronto.

Announcements to share with faculty and staff*

1. Dalhousie offering mental health at work resources
Faculty and staff are able to subscribe to a new, free resource covering a variety of mental health-related issues experienced by real people in the workplace. Those who subscribe to the service will receive videos on coping strategies, experiences, and other mental health resources.

More information and sign up instructions are available online at Today@Dal.


The Arthritis Society opens award/grant portal

The Arthritis Society research award/grant application portal is now open. To apply for the first phase of the 2014/15 research grant and training award competitions, you must register and submit your application using the portal.

More information on the application portal can be found online.

Parkinson Society Canada's Donald Calne Lectureship

Parkinson Society Canada has announced a call for nominations for the Donald Calne Lectureship award. The award recognizes a neurologist whose work is primarily in the area of Parkinson's disease.

The nomination process is available online. Nominations must be submitted by February 14.
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