DGPH Seminar: Confronting Medical Colonialism: from #aHand2Hold to Joyce’s Principle

Monday, April 8, 2024 17:00to18:30
McGill College 2001 Room 1140 and Online, 2001, avenue McGill College, Montreal, QC, H3A 1G1, CA

Join us for an important seminar of the Department of Global and Public Health with Dr. Samir Shaheen-Hussain who will deliver a talk titled "Confronting Medical Colonialism: from #aHand2Hold to Joyce’s Principle". The talk will be followed by a Q&A period.

Speaker Bio

Samir Shaheen-Hussain is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics and an associate member of the School of Population and Global Health (both in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at McGill University) who works as a pediatric emergency physician. He is a member of the Caring for Social Justice Collective, is a regular contributor for the "Point de Vue" series at Le Devoir, and is the author of the award-winning book Fighting for A Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism against Indigenous Children in Canada (foreword by Cindy Blackstock; afterword by Katsi’tsakwas Ellen Gabriel).

Samir is a racialized second-generation settler, born to parents who immigrated from South Asia, a region itself impacted by British colonialism. Tio’tia:ke (Montreal), the place he calls “home” is located on the unceded lands and waters of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation.

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