Faculty of Health in the Media

Report on Rehtaeh Parsons suicide says her absence from school was missed red flag

Rehtaeh Parsons’s extended absences should have acted as a red flag for schools that the teen was suffering from emotional and mental distress and needed help, say two respected educators charged with reviewing how the Halifax school board handled her case. “They were concerned about it, I think, from a learning perspective,” Debra Pepler, a […]

Painless award for highly distinguished career

Psychology Professor Joel Katz, who holds a Canada Research Chair in Health Psychology, was recently honoured with a Canadian Pain Society Distinguished Career Award in recognition of his outstanding achievements and contributions to pain research and pain management over his career. Katz received the award at the Canadian Pain Society's annual conference earlier this month […]