THE AGA KHAN UNIVERSITY
SCHOOL OF NURSING AND
February 2018 | Edition 01
It’s great to be back after a nice family break and I’m excited about
this year 2018, which is the
35 Birthday of AKU!
As part of the celebrations for this event Dr Amarsi has kindly agreed
to work with us to write the history of SONAM through her eyes, which we will
turn into a publication. To do this will we need contributions from everyone.
If you have some photos, press clippings, anything that helps us tell the
story please forward them to Shairose.
Highness at CIME
Before our break we were honoured with the visit of our Chancellor His
Highness the Aga Khan to CIME, and I was touched by his presence and his
genuine affection for AKU and SoNaM. He took a few minutes to speak to me
about our way forward and I can share his ideas with you at the next FC.
Economic Impact of AKU
Lubna, ably assisted by Noureen, has taken on the role of Interim
Director International Activities and increasingly outreach activities. Some
of the activities include:
Shahirose Premji and Nicole Latourneau from
UCalgary visited us in December to work on the CIHR funded
maternal mental health project with Kiran and
Sharifa. This is a project to be proud of and should contribute to helping us
develop ourselves as a centre for research into perinatal mental health.
Those of you who met Nicole would be amazed at her ability and success as a
researcher in maternal and neonatal mental health and I think she
is a role model for a young nurse academic. I
look forward to working with her in the future.
And of course we look forward to working more
with Shahirose in her NEW role as Director of the Nursing School
at York University. Huge congratulations to
Another of our wonderful friends from Canada,
Rozmeen Shivji from Chicago University recently graduated as a Doctor of
Nursing Practice and our very best to her as well. She made a great impact
recently during her presentation on Advanced Practice in nursing and we look
forward to her coming back soon.
This is only a snap shot of some important recent activities. There is
much more happening and I
look forward to our first FC meeting of the year to share things such as the
launch of the Strategic
All the best,
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