Dentistry, and Truth Reconciliation

Friday, September 29, 2023 17:00to19:00
Suite 100, room 102, 2001 McGill College Avenue, CA

September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. In honour of this day, the Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences will be host the hybrid event Dentistry and Truth and Reconciliation on Thursday, September 29 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at 2001 McGill College Avenue, suite 100, room 102. Two students in the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) program, Janelle Brown-Walkus and Georgia Limniatis, will shed light on the history of oral health care and Indigenous persons in Canada. 

Janelle Brown-Walkus, DMD'26, is a member of the Squamish, Heiltsuk, and Kwakwa̱ka̱ʼwakw First Nations. She has been a facilitator in dialogues surrounding Indigenous healthcare and education and is a strong encourager of others on this learning path. Janelle plans to work in Indigenous communities and to advocate to close the oral health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations.

Georgia Limniatis, DMD'26, strives to make healthcare and health research more inclusive and accessible for Indigenous people and is working with the Québec SPOR Support Unit Indigenous Health Care branch to achieve these goals. She recently co-authored an article in The Conversation on the flaws in the mandatory indigenous cultural training program for workers in Quebec's health care network. 

To attend the seminar/webinar, please sign up using this link specifying if you will be joining in person or virtually: https://forms.office.com/r/iQHi0gCR61



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