Honouring my Identity: Navigating Healthcare Training as a 2sLGBTQIA+ Learner


The WELL Office invites all 2sLGBTQIA+ learners from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences to a virtual evening of solidarity and connection!

We will hear from several speakers, including Dr. Saleem Razack, about the unique experience of navigating through healthcare training and career life as a 2sLGBTQIA+ identifying person.

Our guest healthcare professionals/learners will lead group discussions, which will give learners the opportunity to ask questions, hear from others, and share the challenges and strengths that come with being part of the 2sLGBTQIA+ community in healthcare.

To register for this event, please click HERE and a Zoom link will be sent out via email prior to the event.


Meet our speakers:

Dr. Saleem Razack is the Director of the Office of Social Accountability and Community Engagement in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, a Professor of Pediatrics and Health Sciences Education at McGill University, and a practicing physician in pediatric critical care medicine. His major interests in medical education include assessment, equity issues, and social accountability in health professions education.

Marie-Lyne Grenier grew up in Cornwall, Ontario (Iroquoian Mohawk territory). Her/their family roots include a mix of French White settlers and others lost to time. Marie-Lyne is a practicing occupational therapist, educator in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at McGill, as well as a PhD student in the Faculty of Education at McGill. Involved in several local and national equity-focused committees, Marie-Lyne is committed to using her/their privileged platform to advance decolonial education and work toward mitigating oppressive harms from an intersectional perspective in healthcare education and practice. Marie-Lyne identifies as Queer and non-binary and looks forward to the day where educational and healthcare spaces no longer consider 2SLGBTQIA+ identities as Other, or deviations from a norm, but rather embrace these as beautiful parts of the spectrum of human experience.

Dr. Hiba Zafran is a multiple migrant, poet and occupational therapist-psychotherapist whose clinical expertise is with emerging adults experiencing immigration, racism, and/or gender questioning overlapping with psychosis and trauma. She experiences queerness as an identity, as well as a necessary disruptive ethics that she brings to her work as assistant professor in the Occupational Therapy Program, curriculum developer in the Indigenous Health Professions Program, and chair of the Subcommittee on Queer People of the Joint Board-Senate Committee on Equity.

Eva Legare-Tremblay is a white non-binary trans-femme, born and raised in Mohkinstsis/Calgary on Treaty 7 Land in Alberta. Eva practised as a primary care paramedic for several years before becoming a registered nurse. Eva began transitioning at the end of her bachelor of nursing, and came out professionally in the autumn of 2018.  She hopes to combine her knowledge and experience in diverse health care environments and educational fields with her lived experience of being trans to improve trans health care and promote health in the trans community.  Currently, her passion lies in adding trans realities to healthcare curricula and professional competencies.

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