Law Student Publishes Textbook with Oxford University Press
January 28, 2009
TORONTO – (Jan. 20, 2009) A law student at the University of Western Ontario has published a chapter in a textbook that will be used in Australian universities.
Omar Ha-Redeye is a second-year law student with a background in nuclear medicine technology, health administration and corporate communications. He has worked in the health field internationally, speaking at many conferences on his varied experiences.
But the textbook, Population Health, Communities and Health Promotion, reflects a milestone in his professional career.
"It's not every day that you can publish with someone as large as OUP (Oxford University Press)," said Ha-Redeye. They are a major publisher, and it's truly an honour to have worked with them.
His chapter was "Meeting the Needs of Health Professionals", and address labour issues in the health sector. He drew on in part some of his professional activities prior to law, and was responsible for all the text, diagrams, pictures and case studies in the chapter.
"In the current economic crisis all sectors of the economy will be hit hard," said Mr. Ha-Redeye. "But the health sector is the biggest component of the provincial budget, and jobs are the largest expense. The economic crunch has the potential to hurt the health sector the worst, especially if Mr. Harper fails to provide greater funding for hospitals and health care professionals."
Mr. Ha-Redeye said it has been a challenge balancing law school with some of his professional extra-curricular activities. But he feels his legal studies have enhanced his work outside of law as well.
The textbook, which was officially released in late October, has been in such high demand that it is on back-order. The current wait list carries all the way into the new year. The target audience is primarily university undergrads, including students in nursing and public health.
Mr. Ha-Redeye intends to do work in a legal area related to law so that he can bring his expertise to the table.
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