Recently Dr Ben Davis was featured in a series shining a spotlight on the personalities and priorities of Dalhousie University’s senior leadership team.
The article, by Cheryl Bell, discloses why he chose dentistry, his transition to a specialist and his move to Dalhousie. It also expands on his priorities: diversity, research, and outreach.
With highlights, such as:
On balancing being a dean with being a practising surgeon …
“I think it’s important to be an actively involved clinician when you’re a health dean. You need to know what your students are going through. I think it makes me a more compassionate and empathetic dean.”
On serving on university committees …
“I’ve found it’s one of the pleasures of my new role to sit on committees with my counterparts from other faculties and benefit from their advice and experience. You’re almost mentored by the other deans and the senior leadership team.”
On being a leader …
“I think you have to be fair, transparent, and willing to listen to different opinions, but ultimately you have to lead.”
Be sure to read the full article here.
(Danny Abriel photos)