UPEI 2017 Arts and Science Lecture
Dr. Catherine Morley, a film-maker, textile artist, and professor in the School of Nutrition and Dietetics at Acadia University, will present the 2017 UPEI Don Mazer Arts and Science Lecture on Thursday, February 9, at 7:00 pm in the Dining Room (third floor, room 301) of the UPEI Health Sciences Building.
Dr. Morley’s talk, “The Arts and the Health/Helping Professions,” will focus on arts-informed teaching strategies for working with students who are preparing for health and human services careers. She will also draw on her expertise and experience in using arts-based approaches for research in health and human services.
Dr. Morley holds a PhD in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies/Educational Research (Calgary), an MA in Adult Education (UBC), and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Nutrition (Guelph). She completed a dietetic internship at Vancouver General Hospital.
After twenty-five years working as a dietitian practitioner-researcher, she completed a documentary film certificate and textile arts diploma at Capilano University in North Vancouver, both to develop artistically and to learn about expanding the reach of research findings through the use of the arts. She then founded the Canadian Institute for Studies and Art in Nutrition Education.
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