EDI symposium 2021

FIGHTING for a HAND to HOLD: Confronting Medical Colonialism Against Indigenous Children in Canada

This session will explain how the #aHand2Hold campaign exposed medical colonialism and anti-Indigenous systemic racism in pediatric healthcare, will reflect on what the experiences of Makayla Sault and her family revealed about the Canadian healthcare system, will show how a dominant “culture” can normalize oppression in healthcare and child welfare services by placing the medical establishment in historical, social and political context, and will explore the importance for healthcare providers to support decolonization initiatives, including in the field of pediatrics.

Speakers:

Samir Shaheen-Hussain MD, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University.

Teyohá:te Brant, Kanyen’kehá:ka raised in the community of Tyendinaga, Philosophy student, Dalhousie University

Join us for this remote webinar on January 7, 2021, at 12:00pm MST

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Thoughts and Lessons on Anti-Racist Praxis in Diverse Professions and Organizations

Additional details coming soon.

Speaker:

Yasmeen Abu-Laban, Ph.D.
Professor and Canada Research Chair in the Politics of Citizenship and Human Rights
Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta

Join us for this remote webinar on December 10, 2020, at 12:00pm MST

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Social Determinants of Health and Racism: Health Disparities of Immigrant Children

This year the EDI symposium will take the form of a longitudinal series of events. In collaboration with
the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre and the Office of EDI FoMD lunchtime talks (noon-1) on racism and
anti-racism, are and will be, continuously scheduled. This is the second presentation in the series.

Speakers:

Dr. Bukola (Oladunni) Salami, RN, MN, PhD
Principal Investigator: Health and Immigration Policies and Practices Research Program (HIPP) University of Alberta
Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation Fellow
Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta

Dr. Bonnieca Islam MD, FRCPC
Associate Teaching Professor Division of General and Community Pediatrics,Department of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta

Join us for this remote webinar on November 12, 2020, at 12:00pm MST

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Indigenization, Reconciliation, and Decolonization in Science

This year the EDI symposium will take the form of a longitudinal series of events. In collaboration with the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre and the Office of EDI FoMD lunchtime talks (noon-1) on racism and anti-racism are, and will be, continuously scheduled. The first event is scheduled for October 08, presentation by Kim TallBear on Indigenous People and Systemic Racism titled: Indigenization, Reconciliation, and Decolonization in Science.

Speaker:

Kim TallBear, Associate Professor
Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience & Environment
Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation Fellow
Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta

Join us on October 8, 2020, at 12:00pm MST

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