Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life make their largest-ever donation in Atlantic Canada to Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick
Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick is half a million dollars closer to its goal thanks to a donation from the corporate citizenship program of Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life for Bold Ambitions: The Campaign for Dalhousie. This is the companies’ largest-ever contribution in Atlantic Canada.
Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick's $15 million Medical Research Campaign received a half million dollars from Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life through the companies' corporate citizenship program. This is the largest contribution Great-West Life and its subsidiaries have made in Atlantic Canada to date.
The $500,000 donation will be used to fund a full-time education specialist in occupational medicine and a part-time research associate to support Dalhousie Medical School's New Brunswick-based chair in occupational medicine.
The education specialist will develop curriculum for learners in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education, as well as practising physicians. This position will translate research and best practices in the area of occupational medicine into educational materials and programs for the workplace.
The research chair in occupational medicine will promote training, research, and development in workplace risk management and occupational medicine. Emphasis will be on workplace health and safety, and accident prevention. The chair will provide knowledge and advice for employers and physicians across New Brunswick.
"What is unfolding at Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick provides a powerful example of what Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life seek to enable as an Imagine Caring Company through our corporate citizenship program. With key stakeholders in healthcare and the region collaborating to set priorities and share a common vision, much can be achieved. Those involved in Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick are bringing expertise in applied occupational health and medicine to the forefront. Our companies recognize this healthcare need, and alongside the champions and leaders in Atlantic Canada, we're honoured to respond." -- Ms. Jan Belanger, Assistant Vice-President, Community Affairs, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life
"Today's donation, the largest regional gift to date from Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life, strengthens research opportunities in the Maritimes and enhances the link between research and real world application. The positions that will be created from Great-West Life's donation will have direct benefits not only on the chair's work here at Dalhousie, but also for businesses throughout the region." -- Dr. Tom Marrie, Dean, Dalhousie Medical School.
"Dalhousie Medical School is growing a research base in New Brunswick through Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick. This will have a lasting impact on the health of the citizens of our province. This contribution from Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life will help us to become a leader in occupational medicine and provide increased educational grounding in occupational health measures for undergraduate students, residents, and practitioners." -- Dr. John Steeves, Associate Dean, Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick.
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- Erinor Jacob, Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick, 506-636-6279, firstname.lastname@example.org