2020 Peggy Hill Memorial Lecture & Office of Indigenous Health with Wise Practices Opening Ceremony

Sent on behalf of the Office of Indigenous Health (previously The Office of Indigenous Medical Education, University of Toronto) and the Centre For Wise Practices in Indigenous Health (Women’s College Hospital)

As we approach Indigenous Education Week from November 16—20, 2020 at the University of Toronto, we are very pleased to announce two exciting events. Please mark your calendars. Registration details will become available next week.

1. Virtual Tour & Opening Ceremony: Centre for Wise Practices in Indigenous Health (WCH) & Office of Indigenous Health (U of T)

Date: Tuesday, November 17
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Opening: Kawennanoron (Cindy White)
Details: ZOOM (Recorded & Broadcasted FB Live, at later date/time)

This significant occasion marks the opening of our dedicated Gathering Place for Indigenous learners, faculty, staff and community members from across organizations. As our programs and governance evolve, it is our collaborative and reciprocal vision that Elders, Knowledge Keepers, educators and community supports are available to engage ceremonial practices, provide access to traditional medicines and facilitate educational and community-centred activities such as healing, counselling sessions, workshops, and symposiums; and host learner and faculty committee work.

*Following COVID-19 Protocols

2. Annual Dr. Marguerite (Peggy) Hill Lecture on Indigenous Health

Date: Wednesday, November 18
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Speaker: Suzanne Methot
Topic: Indigenous Healing Practices and Patient Care
Details: ZOOM

The Dr. Peggy Hill Memorial Lecture on Indigenous Health aims to raise awareness about Indigenous health and to bring together members of Toronto’s Indigenous community.

Presented by the Medical Alumni Association in partnership with the U of T Office of Indigenous Health and the Centre For Wise Practices in Indigenous Health (Women’s College Hospital).

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