Dr. Catherine Gidney

may 22 2015 01Catherine is a former Chair of the Selection Committee of the O’Brien Foundation.  She was helpful in the design of the Evaluation Criteria that is currently being used and in the modification of the Application Form and Application Process.  Catherine has a new book. She has been Adjunct Professor of History at St. Thomas since 2004.  Her research focuses primarily on the history of education and youth culture in Canada.

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By Catherine Gidney
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division © 2015
World Rights
304 Pages 9 Images



In the early twentieth century, university administrators and educators regarded bodily health as a marker of an individual’s moral and mental strength and as a measure of national vitality. Beset by social anxieties about the physical and moral health of their students, they introduced compulsory health services and physical education programs in order to shape their students’ character. Tending the Student Body examines the development of these health programs at Canadian universities and the transformation of their goals over the first half of the twentieth century from fostering moral character to promoting individualism, self-realization, and mental health. Drawing on extensive records from Canadian universities, Catherine Gidney examines the gender and class dynamics of these programs, their relationship to changes in medical and intellectual thought, and their contribution to ideas about the nature and fulfilment of the self.

Dr. Shelley Doucet named Jarislowsky Chair in Interprofessional Patient-Centred Care

The University of New Brunswick is changing the way people look at health-care through the new Jarislowsky Chair in Interprofessional Patient-Centred Care. The chair, located at UNB Saint John, will be held by assistant professor Dr. Shelley Doucet (BN’05, PhD’10) of the faculty of science, applied science and engineering.


Dr. David Burns, Vice-President (Research); Mr. Michael Doyle, Governor, Sir James Dunn Foundation; Dr. Bruno Battistini, CEO, NBHRF; Dr. Shelley Doucet, Jarislowsky Chair in Interprofessional Patient-Centred Care; Dr. Roy Heenan, Director, The Jarislowsky Foundation; Dr. Robert MacKinnon, Vice-President Saint John

Dr. Doucet will lead an ongoing research initiative aimed at developing and evaluating new interprofessional community-based primary health-care models that are patient-centred. This growing field of study encourages collaboration among health and social care providers across multiple settings to improve patient care and better manage public health resources to sustain the delivery of health-care in the future.

Dr. Kevin Englehart (1994)

Published in the Telegraph Journal on February 1, 2014

news-kevin-englehartDr. Englehart is a homegrown scholar, obtaining his Bachelor's and Master's degree in Electrical Engineering (1988 and 1991) and PhD in Biomedical Engineering (1998) at the University of New Brunswick. He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation and serves on several journal review committees. He is (or has been) a grant selection and appeal committee member at the National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the U.S National Institutes of Health, the Hong Kong Research Grants Council, and the Italian National Institute of Health. He is also involved in organizational review and international collaboration activities.

His areas of research are Rehabilitation and Care Services and Transmission and Processing of Biological Signals as applicable in biomedical aspects of human health. Specific research interests relate to biomedical signal processing, myoelectric signal analysis, prosthetic control, and assistive devices. Recently, he has worked to translate his research into clinical practice, delivering presentations to the Canadian Parliament, to the Canadian Embassy in Washington, and a TEDx talk at UNB (www.youtube.com/watch?v=B44gP70tJ7w).

View full feature article at http://www.nbhrf.com/nb-health-researcher-month