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Announcement — Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Nursing Programs

From: Catherine Tompkins, associate dean, School of Nursing:

May 14, 2012

Olive Wahoush
Olive Wahoush

On behalf of Alan Neville, associate dean of Education for the Faculty of Health Sciences, the selection committee for the assistant dean of Undergraduate Nursing Programs and myself, I am very pleased to announce that Olive Wahoush has been approved for the position of assistant dean of Undergraduate Nursing Programs for a 5-year term effective July 1, 2012. Olive's appointment was approved by Faculty of Health Sciences Executive on April 25.

Olive is a full-time assistant professor who joined the School of Nursing in 2003. She has extensive clinical and administrative experience in Northern Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, England and Canada. She has also held academic positions in Jordan and Northern Ireland.

Olive was appointed to a tenure-track position in 2008 and will undergo review for Tenure and Promotion in 2013. Her field of research is in the area of immigrant health, particularly in women and children's health. Following the completion of her PhD in Health Policy Management and Evaluation from the University of Toronto in 2007, Olive completed two post-doctoral Fellowships: one with the Offord Centre for Child Health Studies funded by the Lawson Foundation; and the second through CHSRF.

Olive has very actively participated in undergraduate and graduate nursing education since coming to McMaster University. She has been a course planner, most recently for HTH SCI 2RR3 — Introduction to Social Determinants of Health within the BScN Program and supervises masters and PhD students. She has been a member of the curriculum innovation committee in the development of the Kaleidoscope Curriculum.

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