The Intersect of Health and the Law: An Indigenous Journey - RGHL annual lecture


Chancellor Day Hall Maxwell Cohen Moot Court (NCDH 100) OR Zoom, 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA
Free. Registration required.

The Research Group on Law and Health welcomes Senator Yvonne Boyer for its annual lecture on health and law.

A limited number of guests may attend in person, as space is limited, and the lecture will be broadcast on Zoom. Please confirm your presence, and preference for in-person or online attendance, by filling out our Google Registration Form

About the speaker

Senator Yvonne Boyer is a member of the Métis Nation of Ontario, with ancestral roots in the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan and the Red River.

With a background in nursing, including in the operating room, she has over 21 years of experience practicing law and publishing extensively on the topics of Indigenous health and how Aboriginal rights and treaty law intersects on the health of First Nations, Metis and Inuit people. She is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and the Law Society of Saskatchewan and received her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Saskatchewan, and her Master of Laws and Doctor of Laws from the University of Ottawa. In 2013, she completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship with the Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre at the University of Regina. She is a former Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Health and Wellness at Brandon University.

In addition to running her own law practice, she came to the Senate of Canada from the University of Ottawa, where she was the Associate Director for the Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics and a part time professor in the Faculty of Law. She worked previously as counsel to the Native Women’s Association of Canada, legal advisor to the Canadian Nurses Protective Society, and an executive with the Aboriginal Healing Foundation and the National Aboriginal Health Organization.

This event is eligible for inclusion as continuing legal education activity, as reported by members of the Barreau du Québec and the Chambre des notaires. A registration confirmation will be delivered upon request for reporting purposes.

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