Career: Health & Medicine

Jennifer Bell

Team Lead at Small Globe, Inc.

The story Jennifer Bell wants to tell is an amazing, globe-shrinking, beautiful account of a family torn apart by conflict then reunited after twenty years. It feels impossible. It feels like it should be a movie. Jennifer is at the heart of the…

Shawn Martin

Policy Coordinator/Analyst, Health PEI

Shawn Martin was thinking about what he might say to new or prospective King’s students. He had two thoughts. “It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from,” Shawn says, ”if you’re thinking about King’s, you belong at King’s.” His second…

Joanna Carroll

Chief Operating Officer at Think Research

Joanna Carroll has some advice for graduating King’s students. “Just go for it,” she says. “Take the risks. It’ll open up to things you’d never know.” It’s a philosophy that has taken Joanna from the King’s quad to law school, to a private practice…

Loran Morrison

Anesthesiology Resident, Dalhousie University

Loran Morrison doesn’t have a lot of free time. But free time isn’t on her list of priorities. “There are a number of things that are fundamentally important to me,” Loran says. “Community is one. My family had received a lot of help from the…

Lisa Crystal

Management Consultant, McKinsey & Company, New York City

Lisa Crystal makes no bones about who her favourite physicist is. “Albert Einstein,” she says without hesitation, adding that she wrote her thesis in her final year in the Contemporary Studies Program (CSP) on Einstein. “I was always interested in…

John-Alec Tynan

Family Doctor

Upon graduating high school, John-Alec Tynan, currently a family physician living in Sydney, Australia, came to Halifax from his hometown of Burlington, Ontario, to meet with Admissions at Dalhousie University about doing a BSc there—but something…

Jennifer Corcoran

Assistant Prof, Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology (Cross Appointee, Dept. of Surgery), Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine

Dr. Jennifer Corcoran says that like many research scientists, she’s interested in how things work. For the past year and a half she’s run her own lab at Dalhousie University, where her team is currently studying virus-induced cancers like Kaposi’s…

Jaime Wertman

PhD student, Dalhousie University

Ask Jaime Wertman about the things she likes best these days and she might mention working with zebrafish. The transparent ones. The ones in the Berman Lab at Dalhousie University. The ones that are described as “robust models” for studying cancer…

Owen Averill

Physician at Whitehorse Medical Services Ltd.

Owen Averill can look out on his lawn and see deer browsing, maybe a fox slinking by. Out back there are biking trails, but word of a sow grizzly bear and her two cubs hanging around is keeping him off those paths. “Attacks are few and far between,…


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