For 33 years, Dr. Joseph Lawen has worked as a Urologist at the QEII Health Science Centre where he has made immeasurable contributions to kidney transplantation. His impact has been most felt by his patients, their families, and communities across Atlantic Canada. But his work has inspired colleagues, leaders, and peers in the field.
This June, after a tremendous three decades of service, Dr. Lawen will begin his well-earned retirement from medical practice.
As a diplomat’s daughter, Dr. Sarah Tennant has lived in many places. Born in Ottawa, she grew up in Tokyo, Chicago, New York, Toronto, and Vancouver. Despite her extensive travels, Dr. Tennant picked Nova Scotia to call home.
Dr. Tennant completed her medical doctorate at the University of British Columbia as part of the second cohort in the Northern Medical Program in Prince George, BC. After medical school, she set off to experience East Coast living and completed her family medicine residency training in Prince Edward Island. As so many of us do, she fell in love with this part of Canada.
The Registered Nurses Professional Development Centre will now be known as the Nova Scotia Health Learning Institute for Health Care Providers. With ever-changing health priorities, this name change is in recognition of the expanding scope of the Learning Institute. In addition, programming will have an increased focus on interprofessional learning in the future, which will enable other disciplines to see themselves within the Learning Institute.
May 9-15 was National Nurses Week, and we had the opportunity to learn more about the many nurses who work for Nova Scotia Health and showcase the important roles that they play in a patient’s health-care journey. Thank you for all you do.