Support Us


Direct Donations

We are indebted to all who have donated funds to AHHM over the years. Recognized as a leading health humanities program in Canada, your support has helped promote a rich and expanding interdisciplinary learning environment within the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry that supports health and well-being for all. 

Current and ongoing university budget cuts make your support more vital than ever for sustaining the many unique events and educational opportunities organized by AHHMdirected to learners, faculty, healthcare practitioners, University of Alberta, and the larger Edmonton community.

Please consider making a direct financial contribution in support of the following AHHM initiatives and activities:

  • Science in the Cinema (Film Series) (NEW)
  • Medical/ Health Humanities “Community of Learning” Initiative (NEW)
  • Health Humanities Hubs (NEW)
  • AHHM Affiliate Initiative (NEW)
  • Writers/Artists in Residencies
  • Summer Studentships and Scholarship
  • Visiting Professorships

In addition, funding for an Medical/ Health Humanities Endowed Chair remains a funding priority.

To learn more about how you can support the AHHM program, please contact:

Bobbie O’Connor, Associate Director
Office of Advancement
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta
Tel: 780 492 8030

Dr. Aung Calendar Sales

Our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Steven Aung for his longstanding and continuing support of AHHM—both for his guiding inspiration, and also for creating an annual calligra[hy calendar in support of AHHM. Thanks also to ALL who have supported AHHM by purchasing the Dr. Aung’s annual fundraising calendar—your contributions have helped us realize the vision and promise of AHHM over the years, particularly in relation to support of student initiatives and elective opportunities 

Copies of Dr. Aung’s 10th anniversary edition calendar, the 2020 “Straight from the Heart” calendar ($35) are still available.

For more information, click here or email

"Why I Support the AHHM Program" 

I support the AHHM Program because, in these difficult financial times, we are in serious danger of getting our priorities wrong. Humanities and the arts help us to keep our perspective so we can make decisions about the future of medicine properly, in the right context, and with the right guiding principles. The arts and humanities illuminate what is truly important in life and help to make medical practice relevant and responsive to individuals and communities in the real world.

Kim Solez, MD, FRCPC
Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta