Mar. 31: Campus (Re)Conciliations: Health, Tradition & COVID-19

At a glance: Join us for Vic’s fifth annual Campus (Re)Conciliations conference on Wednesday, March 31 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. (Toronto time).

Our focus this year will be on health, including questions around COVID-19 and some of its impact on Indigenous communities; the relationship between traditional healing and western medicine; and intersectional issues around health.  

This year’s conference will feature Dr. James Makokis and Anthony Johnson, experts on Indigenous health and winners of Amazing Race Canada, and Dr. Lisa Richardson, clinician-educator in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Vice-Chair, Culture and Inclusion at the University of Toronto.

Stay tuned for more details. Until then, register and save this date to your calendar! 
Register for Campus (Re)Conciliations on March 31
Meet the keynote speakers:
Dr. James Makokis is an activist and physician. Dr. Makokis currently heads one of Canada’s leading LGBTQ2 and Transgender focused medical practices and is committed to saving lives through his progressive empathetic approach to medicine. His approach to medicine incorporates First Nation healing practices to connect the mind, body, and spirit of his patients. Dr. Makokis and his partner Anthony Johnson recently became the first Two-Spirit team to compete on the Amazing Race Canada and brought new awareness to gender, sexuality, and First Nation issues.

Anthony Johnson is an LGBTQ2, Two-Spirit and Diversity expert. Johnson has dedicated his career and time to countless numbers of non-profit organizations, social movements, and councils. He has recently taken the time to slow down and reconnect with his Navajo heritage. Johnson’s story is one of hope through overcoming adversity, dealing with racism, activism, community engagement and success. 

Dr. Lisa Richardson is a clinician-educator in the University of Toronto’s Division of General Internal Medicine and practices at the University Health Network. Supported by the Indigenous Medical Education Investigator Award, she is a Centre Researcher at the Wilson Centre with a focus on integrating critical, Indigenous and other perspectives from the social sciences and humanities into medical education. She is the Strategic Advisor in Indigenous Health for the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine and for Women’s College Hospital. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine and co-leads the portfolio of Person-Centered Care Education.

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