ORGANIZATION – 2015

Planning committee

Dr. Maha Othman (chair)
Professor Renee Berquist
Professor Julie Dyke
Professor Nicola Eynon-Brown
Professor Diane Dowling
Dr. Mae Squires

Student planning team:

Andre Carriere (team leader)
Elizabeth Rodrigue
Rebecca Wainwright
Yessica Rivera Belsham

Abstract review subcommittee:

Professor Julie Dyke (chair)
Professor Renee Berquist (internal)
Professor Nicola Eynon-Brown (internal)
Elizabeth Rodrigue (BScN Student)
Dr. Maha Othman (internal)
Dr. Nancy Sears (External; BScN)
Ms Sarah Matthews (External, non-BScN)

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR- SYNAPSE 2015

On behalf of the planning committee, I would like to invite you to join us for the second annual BScN Tri-campus Symposium on May 20th, 2015 at St Lawrence College, in Kingston.

“Embracing your Scholarship” is our theme this year. We plan to provide faculty from our three campuses with a unique opportunity to exchange experiences around a broader understanding of “Scholarship” and to build further evidence for continued program accreditation. We are working diligently to offer a rich and vibrant day for our attendees, which will include a distinguished keynote speaker, oral abstract presentations as well as a poster reception that altogether will enrich both professional and personal development.

The 2015 symposium is an excellent opportunity for full- and part-time faculty to submit their abstracts for peer review. This year, we aim to also fully engage our BScN students, to enhance their research exposure, build their profiles and we are offering, for the first time, an NCLEX-RN student Q&A panel.

I encourage you to take advantage of the incredible networking opportunity! Stay in the loop by visiting the symposium website for regular updates.

I look forward to welcoming you all to the 2015 BScN Symposium and I hope you will find it to be both a rewarding and enjoyable experience!

– Dr. Maha Othman MD MSc PhD