About the HPME GSU
The HPME Graduate Students' Union is one of the course unions funded by the main Graduate Students' Union at the University of Toronto.
The HPME GSU represents all students in the graduate department of HPME, in both the research and professional streams.
In addition to its advocacy role for students, the HPME GSU considers networking and innovation, the provision of educational resources, and career development support to be important elements of its mandate.
The HPME GSU is headed by a democratically elected executive, whose roles and bios can be found on this page.
If you are interested in becoming a part of the HPME GSU executive, or if you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to working with you!
Announcing your new 2007- 2008 HPMEGSU Executive Council!
Click here to see your 2007-2008 executive, biographies will be forthcoming. If you are interested in joining the HPMEGSU in one of the outstanding positions please contact us at email@example.com
HPME GSU Executive 2006-2007
Christopher Klinger is a second year international PhD student in HMPE alonside the Collaborative Program in Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care across the Life Course. He received a Master of Public Administration (MPA) and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Gerontology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) and has been working in the non-profit health care sector in Germany and the United States before coming to UofT. His research interests are in long-term and palliative care. He served as the HPME GSU MSc/PhD Committee Representative last year.
Lynne Dionne is a second year MHSc candidate in the professional stream of the HPME program. Lynn received her BSc in Biology from Laurention University in 2002. She has been a registered respiratory therapist since 1990 and has spent much of her career working in neonatology and perinatology. Her keen interest in quality and patient safety is complimented by her work in patient stimulation at St.Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Lynn will complete her practicum placement in the Quality Safely and Health Information portfolio of the Calgary Regional Health Authority and is committed to advancing patient safety and ensuring that safety is foremost in the planning and the provision of patient care services. Lynn is proud to serve as vice president of the HPME council as a voice for students in the GSU.
Catherine Mah is a PhD candidate in Health Policy at HPME and a returning member of the HPME GSU Executive. She is also a practicing community paediatrician in York Region, Ontario. Originally from Calgary, Catherine was a pianist and speech arts instructor prior to attending medical school. She completed her paediatric specialty training in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and has also trained in New York City, where she studied narrative medicine and worked at the performing arts medicine clinic at The Juilliard School. Her current thesis research examines immunization policymaking in Canada, with particular attention to the assessment of new health technologies and how public health services in Canada are organized and funded. She looks forward to continuing to promote health services research education through the HPME GSU.
Jillian Watkins is a PhD student in Health Policy. Jillian received her BASc in Gerontology from the University of Guelph in 2004. She then spent seven months in Tema, Ghana completing an internship with Help the Aged Canada for the Canadian International Development Agency where she researched the health and economic status of the rural elderly. Her current research examines the use of self-managed care models across Canada. Jillian is happy to serve for a second year as Treasurer of the HPME GSU.
Kerry Kuluski is a second year PhD student in HPME in the health policy stream, specializing in aging. She graduated from Lakehead University with a Master of Social Work/Gerontology degree in 2004. Prior to beginning PhD studies, Kerry worked as a research associate on a CIHR funded End-of-Life Care for Seniors New Emerging Team based out of Ottawa, ON. She recently received a 3-year CIHR doctoral award to conduct her research, which applies a British methodology called the Balance of Care to a Northern Ontario community to assess and target the distribution of health and social care resources for seniors. In addition to her studies, Kerry is currently working as a research assistant for the Canadian Research Network for Care in the Community (CRNCC) and is an avid member and captain of the University of Toronto varsity track and field team. She is a three time Academic All Canadian (based on athletic and academic excellence). As an HPME-GSU rookie, Kerry looks forward to the experience she will gain as the Curriculum Committee Representative.
Sean Molloy is a second year MHSc candidate in the administration stream at the Department of HPME. Sean received his BA Hons at the University of Western Ontario in 1996 and works at the Quality Healthcare Network in Toronto. Sean has an interest in quality and patient safety and his work at the Quality Healthcare Network is complimented by the Network’s participation in the Safer Healthcare Now! campaign. Sean served as the HPME GSU Treasurer last year and he looks forward to another year serving on council as a voice for students in the GSU.
Last Executive Meeting: January 11, 2007
Meeting minutes for the last executive meeting as well as archived minutes available upon request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terms of Reference
Curriculum Committee Representative
MSc/PhD Advisory Committee Representative
MHSc Class Presidents (One for each of Years 1 and 2)