Hello Everyone! We asked and you surely delivered! Thank you to all who responded to our content call out email. We know how difficult these upcoming times may be but we’re all in this together. We’ve compiled some of the amazing suggestions and things folks responded to us with. Click below for the Newsletter!
We hope the suggestions and ideas keep coming through (all are welcome!) so we can keep sharing them. :) We would love if we can make this a weekly thing so the more suggestions the merrier! If you have any questions, comments, or any concerns, please don’t hesitate to email either myself or Erin. Wishing you all the best, ~Mohammad “Moe” AlShateel
I hope that social distancing is going okay for you all so far. That being said, social distancing can be tough! It can seem isolating, lonely, and boring. It is important to remember the importance of keep both our minds and bodies healthy and active while we are at home! Moe and I would like to start up a brief newsletter outlining some recipes, links to fitness routines, yoga and/or breathing exercises to promote the importance of mental and physical well-being while we are home. That being said, we are asking for your help! As peers, we are all in this together. We are wondering if people would be willing to send in easy/healthy/quick/fun recipes to share with your peers, fitness routines, at-home workouts, apps for breathing and meditation (or even games). Things you’ve tried or things you would like to share with other folks. So, anything and everything that you have all been doing to keep your mind and your body healthy and active so far throughout the COVID-19 pandemic! Please reach out to Moe or I with any and all ideas! The more the merrier! Stay safe, and remember to wash your hands and practice social distancing everyone! Erin Steeves & Moe Alshateel
DDSS Election Results.
The results of the DDSS elections are in and the DDSS members list is posted below. We had a 46% response rate which I was happy to see. Thank you to anyone who voted! President: Rebecca Marr Vice-President: Ellie Wedlake Past President: Zach Scinocca Secretary: Camryn Doucet DalHSSA Rep: Cory George Community Service Rep: Catherine Murphy Junior SPEA Rep: Melanie Girard Senior SPEA Rep: Gavin Raddall Past SPEA Rep: Paige Conrad Dental/DH Liason: Olu Brown DSU/Senate Rep: Zach Scinocca QP Rep: Sarav Kaur ADEA Rep: Cassidy Merrill Lounge Managers: Debby Chao & Ammar Yassin Corporate Rep: Josh Worthen Sports Rep: Ainsley MacIntyre FCDSA Junior Jr. Rep: Myles Green FCDSA Junior Rep: Evan Mercer FCDSA Senior Rep: Jared Crane Climate and Culture Rep: Erin Steeves Website Rep: Kathryn O’Donnell DH President and Fundraising: Mykayla Commandeur DDS 2 President: Chris Fenwick & Sierra Lovell We are currently still looking for a Treasurer. If you are interested in this position please email me. Priority will first be given to those originally nominated for the position, then others who ran for a DDSS position, then anyone else who want to be involved with the DDSS next year. Due to the COVID-19 protocols all DDSS meetings are cancelled for the remainder of the semester. Rest assured, I will be touching base with all members and will make myself available via email or text. I will also be looking into alternative methods for the DDSS members to communicate that will enforce social distancing. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Remember to stay safe during this pandemic, practice social distancing, and keep in touch with loved ones, friends, and classmates via social media. During this scary time, remember to be kind to one another.
Best, Rebecca Marr DDSS Vice-President
I just wanted to pass along some information about various extracurricular events and the DDSS elections in the midst of the closures and cancellations due to COVID-19.
DDSS Elections The DDSS Elections will continue as planned, the online survey is still open and will close on Monday March 16th at 5pm.If you have not voted yet, I highly encourage you to do so!The results of the election will be posted Monday evening. Live @ 5 Live @ 5s will be cancelled and remain cancelled as long as the university suspends in-person classes and events. We are following the protocol received from the University President in regards to non-essential extracurricular activities. Grub Crawl As you are all aware, the March 13th grub crawl was cancelled yesterday evening due to the cancellation of non-essential extracurricular activities. The grub crawl may be rescheduled later in the semester depending on if the ban on non-essential extracurricular activities is lifted. We are taking a wait-and-see approach for this event and will provide you with updates when we know more. Toothtacular We are currently working onrescheduling Toothtacular from April 4th to a date later in the semester. This, again, will only occur if the ban on non-essential extracurricular activities is lifted. We believe that faculty and staff recognition is important. That being said, we would still like classes to send their Toothtacular award selections in by March 30th to Hannah MacDonald. In the event that Toothtacular is cancelled this year, we still plan on distributing the Toothtacular awards to the outstanding members of our Faculty and staff. We would advise classes to not proceed on the filming of their Toothtacular videos in order to minimize person-to-person contact. Again, we will provide updates when we know more. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Questions about Toothtacular can be directed to Hannah MacDonald.
Hi everyone! It’s the best time of year again! Sharing smiles (& Toothacular!!) are both quickly approaching, and we need some lovely volunteers! For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, Sharing Smiles is a day shared between Dentistry/Hygiene students and our lovely participants from all over the province with special needs. There will be games, sports, interactive oral health demonstrations and a pizza party! Anyone who’s volunteered before will surely agree that it is always a blast! The day is scheduled for Saturday April 4th from 10am-2pm. We would like to have a quick meeting in the waiting room of level 1 at 12:00 this Friday March 13th. Please come if you’d like more information and/or you’d like to volunteer. Let me (or Ellen Woodworth) know if you have any questions!! See you then, Myriam Ferron DDS4
Thank you to everyone who participated in the DDSS nominations! We received a lot of great nominations. A few positions have been confirmed due to only one person accepting that nomination. Secretary: Camryn Doucet DalHSSA Rep: Cory George Junior Jr. FCDSA Rep: Myles Green Qualifying Program Rep: Sarav Kaur Sports Rep: Ainsley MacIntyre The elections for the remaining positions will be emailed to all students at 12 noon today and will close on Monday March 16th at 5pm. Each student will only be given 1 vote through the personalized link they will receive. We are still looking for a DSU/Senate Representative if anyone is interested in this role or if someone who doesn't win their nomination wants an opportunity to be a part of the DDSS.
Thank you, Rebecca Marr DDSS Vice-President
Walkout for Wet'suwet'en.
The DSU is staging a walkout in solidarity with the Wet-suwet’en Nation at 2:00. For more information, please visit this link. For more information on the walkout and other events in support of the Wet-suwet-en Nation. Thank you, Ryan Callahan DSU Rep