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Faculty of Health

 

Welcome to the Faculty of Health!

We are proud of our Faculty of Health, which comprises of over 45 different health programs, ranging from undergraduate to the doctoral level. Many of our programs are offered in both official languages. They are generally designed to provide aspiring students with a wealth of knowledge and working experience through placements of differing durations. They include Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work, Indigenous Relations, Human Kinetics, Speech-Language Pathology, Gerontology and Interdisciplinary Rural and Northern Health. Our interdisciplinary approach focusses on communities in Northern Ontario and abroad. Clinical placements have been done far and wide from Iqaluit to Ghana, Mongolia and Kenya.

Our accredited programs are proud to deliver quality experiences to smaller size classes with access to Professors rather than graduate students. Students go on to become professionals in health care. They are readily sought by employers who recognize the difference between those having been trained in big Universities and those having been lead in the smaller institutions. The adventure is yours to discover. Good luck and I encourage you to choose well.

 

Dr. Roger Couture PhD Dean, Faculty of Health

 

Enrolment Numbers and Graduation Rates
2013-2014

 

School of Human Kinetics

Program Number of Total Students Number of Graduates
Outdoor Adventure Leadership (English and French) 71 11
Éducation physique et santé 50 9
Health Promotion (English and French) 167 38
Kinesiology (English and French) 84 19
Sport and Physical Education 157 34
Sport Psychology (English and French) 76 6
Human Kinetics (M.H.K.) (English and French) 27 3

 

Midwifery Program

Program Number of Total Students Number of Graduates
Midwifery 87 20
Profession de sage-femme 24 5

 

School of Nursing

Program Number of Total Students Number of Graduates
Nursing 242  
Sciences infirmières 117  
Nursing PHCNP (M.Sc.N.) 50  
Sciences infirmières (IIP-SSP) 4  
Nursing (M.Sc.N.) 31  
Sciences infirmières (M.Sc.) 7  

 

School of Rural and Northern Health

Program Number of Total Students Number of Graduates
Interdisciplinary PhD in Rural and Northern Health 31 3
Interdisciplinary Health (M.A. or M.Sc.) (English and French) 22 13

 

School of Social Work

Program Number of Total Students Number of Graduates
Social Work 279 64
Service social 110 17
Social Work (M.S.W.) 43 18
Service social (M.S.S.) 26 1

 

Speech-Language Pathology Program

Program Number of Total Students Number of Graduates
Orthophonie 112 17
Orthophonie (M.Sc.S.) 11 first graduating class: Fall 2014

 


History of the Faculty of Health and Faculty of Education (2014 -....)

Year Associate Deans Deans (National) Dean’s Student Scholar
2015-16 Line Tremblay (2015-18)
George Sheppard (2014-16)                   
Roger Couture (Jan 2010 - Dec 2016)  
Faculty Teaching Excellence Award: Lorraine Mercer
Faculty Research Excellence Award: Elizabeth Wenghofer
Health - National Dean's Student Scholar: Sara MacHum (Human Kinetics)
Education - National Dean's Student Scholar: Vanessa Pethick (Concurrent Education)
National Student Leadership Award in Health Sciences: Danica Frappier

 

Year Associate Deans Deans (National) Dean’s Student Scholar
2014-15 Elena Hunt (2012-14)
George Sheppard (2014-16)                       
Roger Couture (Jan 2010 - Dec 2016)       
Faculty Teaching Excellence Award: Pamela Toulouse
Faculty Research Excellence Award: Kerry McGannon
Health - National Dean's Student Scholar: Nicolas Schwabe (Human Kinetics)
Education - National Dean's Student Scholar: Liam Ezzard (Concurrent Education and Mathematics)
National Student Leadership Award in Health Sciences: Anik Dennie

History of the Faculty of Professional Schools (1975-76 to 2013-14)

Year Vice-Dean Associate Deans Deans Awards
2013-14   Elena Hunt 
(2012-2014)
Roger Couture
(Jan 2010 - Dec 2016)
Faculty Teaching Excellence Award: Pamela Toulouse
National Dean's Student Scholar: Danika Frappier (Human Kinetics)
National Student Leadership Award in Health Sciences: Alexandra Eaton
2012-13 Michel Larivière (francophone)
 
  Roger Couture
(Jan 2010 - Dec 2016)
National Dean's Student Scholar: Camille Boulay (Human Kinetics)
Faculty Research Excellence Award: Tammy Eger
Faculty Teaching Excellence Award: Patricia Pickard
2011-12 Michel Larivière (francophone)
Emily Donato (anglophone)
Christine Blais 
(2011)
Roger Couture
(Jan 2010 - Dec 2016)
National Dean's Student Scholar: Pascale King (Nursing)
2010-11 Michel Larivière (francophone)
Sharolyn Mossey (anglophone)
  Roger Couture
(Jan 2010 - Dec 2016)
National Dean's Student Scholar: Maaike Zeeman (Social Work)
2009 Michel Larivière (francophone)
Sharolyn Mossey (anglophone)
  Huguette Blanco National Dean's Student Scholar: Rebecca Moynes (Human Kinetics)
2008 Michel Larivière (francophone)
Sharolyn Mossey (anglophone)
  Anne-Marie Mawhiney 
(2002-2009)
National Dean's Student Scholar: Oksana Motalo (Nursing)
2007 Pat Pickard (anglophone)
Michel Larivière (francophone)
  Anne-Marie Mawhiney 
(2002-2009)
National Dean's Student Scholar: Chelsea Beaton (Promotion de la Santé)
2006 Pat Pickard (anglophone)   Anne-Marie Mawhiney 
(2002-2009)
National Dean's Student Scholar: Katie Goggins (Kinesiology)
2005 Pat Pickard (anglophone)
Céline Boudreau-Larivière (francophone)
  Anne-Marie Mawhiney 
(2002-2009)
National Dean's Student Scholar: Allison Forrest (School of Education)
2004 Pat Pickard (anglophone)
Céline Boudreau-Larivière (francophone)
  Anne-Marie Mawhiney 
(2002-2009)
National Dean's Student Scholar: Marnie Smith (Human Kinetics)
2003 Pat Pickard (anglophone)
Céline Boudreau-Larivière (francophone)
  Anne-Marie Mawhiney 
(2002-2009)
National Dean's Student Scholar: Stephen Allan Smith (Human Kinetics)
2002 Pat Pickard (anglophone)
Michel-André Beauvolsk (francophone)
  Anne-Marie Mawhiney 
(2002-2009)
National Dean's Student Scholar: Nicole Dubuc (Sports Psychology)
2001 Marie-Luce Garceau (francophone)
Reza Sina (anglophone)
  Joan Mount 
(1994-2002)
National Dean's Student Scholar: Jessica Beaton (Outdoor Leadership)
2000 Marie-Luce Garceau (francophone)
Reza Sina (anglophone)
  Joan Mount 
(1994-2002)
National Dean's Student Scholar: Tierney Hoo (Human Kinetics)
1999 Anita Pelletier   Joan Mount 
(1994-2002)
National Dean's Student Scholar: Stéphanie Meunier (Sports Administration)
1998 Anita Pelletier   Joan Mount 
(1994-2002)
National Dean's Student Scholar: Sean Ludwig (Sports Administration)
1997 Brenda Jacono (anglophone)
Huguette Beaudoin (francophone)
  Joan Mount 
(1994-2002)
National Dean's Student Scholar: Lindsay Huebner (Kinesiology)
1996 Brenda Jacono (anglophone)
Huguette Beaudoin (francophone)
  Joan Mount 
(1994-2002)
National Dean's Student Scholar: David Clarke (Kinesiology)
1995 Brenda Jacono (anglophone)
Huguette Beaudoin (francophone)
  Joan Mount 
(1994-2002)
National Dean's Student Scholar: Anne Biggar (Social Work)  
1994 Terry Zinger (anglophone)
Elvine Gignac-Pharand (francophone) 
  Joan Mount 
(1994-2002)
National Dean's Student Scholar: Kevin Kroft (Commerce)
1993 Terry Zinger (anglophone)
Michel Guay (francophone)
  Pierre Roberge 
(1989-1993)
 
1992 Pat Pickard (anglophone)
Elvine Gignac-Pharand (francophone)
  Pierre Roberge 
(1989-1993)
 
1991 Pat Pickard (anglophone)
Elvine Gignac-Pharand (francophone)
  Pierre Roberge 
(1989-1993)
 
1990     Pierre Roberge 
(1989-1993)
 
1989     Ken Bastin-Millar
(1986-1989)
 
1988     Ken Bastin-Millar
(1986-1989)
 
1987     Ken Bastin-Millar
(1986-1989)
 
1986     Wendy Gerhard
(1981-1986)
 
1985     Wendy Gerhard
(1981-1986)
 
1984     Wendy Gerhard
(1981-1986)
 
1983     Wendy Gerhard
(1981-1986)
 
1982     Wendy Gerhard
(1981-1986)
 
1981     David Hildrup
(1979-1981)
 
1980     David Hildrup
(1979-1981)
 
1979     R.J.H. Liljelund
(1975-1979)
 
1978     R.J.H. Liljelund
(1975-1979)
 
1977     R.J.H. Liljelund
(1975-1979)
 
1976     R.J.H. Liljelund
(1975-1979)
 
1975     R.J.H. Liljelund
(1975-1979)
 

School of Indigenous Relations

The School of Indigenous Relations offers a research space, located in room A-354 of the Arts Building, to its masters' students and other students working on research projects. This research space is equipped with computers, printers, desks and telephones.

The Aboriginal Affairs student lounge is accessible to all students of the School of Indigenous Relations and includes computer space, a fridge and a meeting space.

 

Speech-Language Pathology Program

The Speech-Language Pathology program at Laurentian University offers various evaluation and intervention materials and software in order for students to complete their assignments/labs. The use of these expensive tools is strictly prohibited unless authorized by a faculty member. It should also be noted that only students enrolled in the Speech-Language Pathology programs have permission to use the laboratory's materials and software.

Phonatory Aerodynamic System (PAS)

The PAS is a computer software that provides various types of aerodynamic measurements relevant to the assessment and intervention of phonation-related impairments. A few examples of measurements provided by the PAS are the vital capacity, the maximum phonation time, the intra-oral pressure, and more.

Computerized Speech Lab (CSL)

The CSL is a computer software that captures multiple acoustic signals at a wide range of sampling rates that are applicable to the assessment and intervention of phonation-related impairments. The CSL produces spectrograms and provides data correlating to the mean and standard deviation of the fundamental frequency (Hz), the propagation of semitones, the jitter (%), the shimmer (dB), the noise/harmony ratio, the mean intensity (dB), and more.

iPad

The iPad is useful as a stimulator for Speech-Language related assessment and intervention. It it also very commonly used as an alternative communication device.

Electrolarynx

The electrolarynx is an electromechanical device that allows a laryngectomized person to communicate.

Models of the larynx, the cranial nerves and the brain

Many models are at the disposition of the students in order for them to physically manipulate and analyse the systems that govern communication.

Children's books and toys

Many children’s books and toys are available for students to implement during the assessment and intervention of communication impairments among children.

 

 

 

Name Title Office Extension Email
Dean, Faculty of Health   3202 rcouture@laurentian.ca
Pat Seguin Administrative Assistant   3203 PSeguin@laurentian.ca
Danielle Rocheleau Secretary   3222 DRocheleau@laurentian.ca