Canada’s National Indigenous Peoples Day provides an opportunity to recognize the many achievements of the country’s Indigenous peoples. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. Read more about National Indigenous Peoples Day.
The College recognizes that racism and discrimination exist in medicine and organizations associated with medicine. Early in 2021, the College engaged an independent, external task force led by Mr. Doug Ruck Q.C. to review the College’s operations through the lens of anti-Black racism. The task force was composed of African Nova Scotians selected by Mr. Ruck.
The task force has now completed its review and issued its report: From the Inside: An External Review into Systemic Anti-Black Racism Within the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia.
The College is pleased to announce that Dr. Andria MacAulay has been appointed College President for the 2022-2024 term.
Dr. Andria MacAulay is a family physician practicing in Truro. Her areas of medical interest are women’s, children’s and adolescent healthcare, as well as medical education.
The College’s Gold-Headed Cane Award recognizes an outstanding Nova Scotia physician who exemplifies professionalism in service to patients, the profession, and the community. It is awarded as part of a co-sponsored Gold-Headed Cane ceremony in partnership with the Humanities in Medicine Program at Dalhousie University Medical School.
The College joins with Nova Scotians in recognizing the commitment and dedication of physicians throughout the province. Doctors’ Day was first recognized as the official day of appreciation for Nova Scotia’s medical profession in 2013. May 1 was selected as Doctors Day to mark the birthday of Canada’s first female physician, Dr. Emily Stowe. Read more about Doctor’s Day in Nova Scotia.
For the 2022-2023 Academic Year
Online postgraduate trainee licence renewal opens on May 2, 2022. Completion of your licence renewal form and receipt of payment is required to continue your postgraduate training program at Dalhousie University for the 2022-2023 academic year. The renewal fee is $200.
The College recognizes and celebrates the International Transgender Day of Visibility. March 31st is dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide, as well as a celebration of their contributions to society. Read more about the International Transgender Day of Visibility