Pathways Alumni Lecture Series

Navigating the Political Landscape of Public Health
Thursday, September 24 | 5 - 6pm (MDT)
Virtual Event

Navigating the political landscape of public health is an important skill in addressing policy gaps, inequity and systems change. Join us virtually for the 2020 Pathways Lecture and learn more about the experiences of our alumni panelists and the learnings they’ve gleaned as they’ve navigated and maximized opportunities in the public health landscape.​


SPH Alumni Panelists:


Janet Davidson, MHSA '81, is the board chair of Canada's New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization and the Canadian Institute for Health Information. She has recently been appointed to the Board of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). She has over 40 years of experience in health care in the government, voluntary, and hospital/community sectors. A recipient of the Order of Canada, Davidson has been named twice to the lists of Canada's Top 25 Most Influential Women and Top 100 Most Powerful Women.


Dr Elaine Hyshka, PhD '16, is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management in the School of Public Health and the Scientific Director of the Inner City Health and Wellness Program. Her research spans both health services and systems and population health pillars, and focuses on advancing a public health approach to substance use. Dr Hyshka’s work is conducted from start to finish in partnership with people with lived experience of substance use, poverty, and homelessness; healthcare providers; health authorities; civil society organizations; and governments at all levels. 


Dr. Don Juzwishin, MHSA '80, is an adjunct associate professor at the University of Victoria in Health Information Science and the Work Package Lead for AGE-WELL, Canada’s technology, and aging network. He has over two hundred publications to his credit and speaks extensively on contemporary issues in health care transformation. He has extensive experience in leadership with health authorities as well as government, research funding, private sector, and universities. Dr. Juzwishin's research focuses on health reform, health technology assessment, and evidence-based policymaking.