Dalhousie Faculty of Dentistry wins Gies Award
The Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie was recently announced as a recipient of the William J. Gies Award for achievement as an academic dental institution. The Gies award is awarded for Vision, Innovation, and Achievement. An event at Dalhousie took place Wednesday, April 11th to mark this achievement with remarks from Halifax MP Megan Leslie, Dalhousie Dean of Dentistry Tom Boran and Dalhousie President Tom Traves.
The Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie is the first Canadian School to win a William J. Gies Award and only the fifth institution overall to win for achievement as an academic dental institution.
The Gies award recognizes the international reputation of the Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie as educators and researchers and the faculty, staff and students as providers of ethical, caring and compassionate health care. The Dean and members of the faculty received the award in March in Orlando, Florida.
As it prepares to celebrate its centennial in May 2012, this award is a testatment to the 100 years of outstanding education at the Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie, here in Nova Scotia.
The Gies Awards, named after dental education pioneer William J. Gies, Ph.D., honor individuals and organizations exemplifying dedication to the highest standards of vision, innovation, and achievement in dental education, research, and leadership. For further information on the Gies Award, visit http://www.adeagiesfoundation.org/about/Pages/default.aspx
The Gies Awards are presented by the ADEAGies Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Dental Education Association. For more than 50 years, the ADEAGies Foundation has enhanced the oral health of the public through programs that support dental education, research, leadership, and recognition.
"For a small dental faculty on the east coast of Canada, the Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie University has made its mark on dental education and organized dentistry, in particular through leadership, educational excellence, research, patient care and outreach." - Dr. Tom Boran, dean, Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie
"This prestigious award coincides with the 100th year anniversary of our first graduating class. It represents a recognition of our outstanding accomplishments." - Dr. Tom Boran, dean, Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie
"[The Gies Award] shows our Faculty is unique and very special. We are a family of amazingly talented faculty members, dedicated and enthusiastic staff, a truly supportive alumni and Atlantic Provincial Dental Associations and our main reason for being, our dental/dental hygiene students who are outstanding oral health care professionals. The award recognizes our family as the first dental faculty in Canada to be honored and this is something we can cherish forever." - Dr. Tom Boran, dean, Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie
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Members of the Faculty of Dentistry with Gies Award
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Dr. Tom Boran, dean, Faculty of Dentistry acceptance speech
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- More information on the William J. Gies Award and foundation
- Video from the Gies Awards in Orlando, Florida