Integrated Learning Session

  • Integrated Learning Session

These sessions involve active discussion and articulation of ideas, which are broadened by the input of a variety of perspectives. Students are presented with “real-life” problems, explore and come to a conclusion to acquire new knowledge. Bringing various perspectives to each topic. Four ILS sessions are scheduled throughout the year. ILS sessions are typically two hours in length.

All sessions are scheduled on Thursdays from 10:00am-12:00pm via videoconference.

Session dates for 2023-2024, subject to change, are as follows:


October 26
Theme – “Cancer Literacy”

Presenters: Dr. Robin Urquhart, Associate Professor and the Canadian Cancer Society (Nova Scotia Division), Endowed Chair in Population Cancer Research in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, with cross-appointments in the Department of Surgery and Division of Medical Education at Dalhousie University; Dr. Don Desserud, political scientist holding the rank of Full Professor at the University of Prince Edward Island; Ms. Leslie Hill, Engagement, Diversity, and Vulnerable Populations Lead with the NSH Cancer Care Program.


January 25
Theme – “Cancer Prevention”

Presenters: Dr. David Busolo, Faculty of Nursing, University of New Brunswick and Dr. Arlinda Ruco, Interdisciplinary Health Program, St. Francis Xavier University

March 28
Theme – “Cancer and the Environment”

Presenters: Jennifer Roy (patient advocate); Dr. Alison Wallace, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Dalhousie University; Dr. Graham Dellaire, Professor, Departments of Pathology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University

June 13
Theme – “Ethics, ‘Omics and Big Data”

Presenters: Dr. Devanand Pinto, Team Leader, Biomarker Quantification, NRC – Human Health Therapeutics, Adjunct Professor, Dalhousie University; Adrian Thorogood, Data Governance Manager, TFRI; Dr. Donna G. Curtis Maillet, Privacy Officer, New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training, Research Associate, Faculty of Law, University of New Brunswick

Further details will be posted on the events page as they become available.