Welcome to our Calendar of Events for The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

February 2023

Black History Month
 

1. Anti-racism—what everyone should know about it

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

We have all heard about anti-racism. But what is it? Do we have a comprehensive definition of it? The presentation is an answer to this question. It will speak to "basic principles of anti-racism" and link these principles to medicine, especially the doctor-patient relationship. Bring your coffee and join us!

Speaker: Dr. Awad Ibrahim, Air Canada Endowed Professor in Anti-Racism

Awad Ibrahim is the Air Canada Endowed Professor in Anti-racism at the uOttawa Faculty of Education. He is a curriculum theorist with special interest in Black thought, Black youth studies, Hip-Hop, and Black im/migration and education. He is the author of 13 books and more than 100 publications.

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2. When Racism Makes You Sick

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
 

Guest Speaker: Dr. Jude Mary Cénat, Ph.D, M.Sc, M.A,. B.Sc, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences

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3. Events on Main Campus:

  • Panel: An Anti-Racist and Decolonial Conversation
    Thursday, February 9, 2023
    5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Resource Centre LMX 203
    Registration
  • Lecture—Reparations for the Caribbean: progress and promise
    Thursday, February 16, 2023
    5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Resource Centre LMX 203
    Information and registration
  • The Storytime
    Friday, February 17, 2023
    5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Information and registration

 

Orange T-Shirt Vendors:

This list has been crowd-sourced, and the Indigenous affiliation of every vendor has not been independently verified.

Please do your due diligence in deciding to support Indigenous vendors, artists and community members.

Orange Shirt Society

Legacy of Hope Foundation

Healing Begins Now

Diamond Phoenix Creations

uOttawa Indigenous Law Students Governance (ILSG)

Wickit Naturals

Indigenartsy

Turtle Lodge Trading Post

Madahoki Farm Marketplace

 

Webinar Recordings

While trauma is often seen as the result of discrete events or episodes, it is increasingly clear that trauma is best conceptualized as an event or set of circumstances that overwhelms an individual’s ability to cope. With the current COVID-19 health crisis and the increased prevalence of social movements focused on addressing racial inequality and social justice issues, it is necessary to broaden our collective understanding of trauma to include the experiences of individuals overwhelmed by global grief, systemic racism, and discrimination, among others. Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) is being championed in the delivery of social services, education, health care and other areas with the goal of understanding and attending to the needs of individuals impacted by trauma. Organizations educating the next generation of health professionals should be aware that trauma impacts not just patients and client populations, but also learners and staff alike. By adopting the guiding principles of TIC: safety, trust, choice, collaboration, and empowerment; educational institutions take the brave step to uncloak hidden curricula, bias, and discrimination and help create within their systems a culture of compassion wellbeing, equity, and social justice.

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The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is pleased to be hosting a series of events to celebrate Black History Month 2022 and to highlight the contributions of our students, staff and faculty within the Faculty of Medicine.  The aim of Black History Month is to celebrate the achievements of Black people with in our local and global communities and we invite all members of the Faculty of Medicine and the wider uOttawa community to take part in these events.

This session will explore how inclusion for an Indigenous leader means having a "seat at the table" but does not guarantee that reconciliation has been achieved. The Indigenous leader is expected to adapt to the colonial structure – whether that is an academic centre, health care institution or other organization. 

True efforts to achieve reconciliation would include more than just having a seat at the table. Senator Murray Sinclair said, "We have described for you a mountain. We have shown you the way to the top. We call upon you to do the climbing.” What additional actions are required to achieve reconciliation and develop a journey towards Indigenous self-determination?

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The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is pleased to be hosting a series of events to celebrate Pride Month 2022. The aim of Pride Month is a time when we celebrate diversity and SGM communities, acknowledge their history, the hardships they have endured, and the progress that has been made. We invite all members of the Faculty of Medicine and the wider uOttawa community to take part in these events.