Dr. James Makokis to give lecture at Queen's School of Medicine
On October 23rd, Dr. James Makokis, a family physician, will kick off a new lectureship with his presentation, “Decolonizing Medicine: Creating an Inclusive Space for Transgender and Two-Spirit People”
The new lectureship, the Dr. M. Nancy Tatham & Donna Henderson Lectureship will promote inclusivity in medical education by inviting scholars and experts from diverse backgrounds, with special attention paid to LGBTQ2 and Indigenous issues. Dr. M. Nancy Tatham has been an activist since before she was a doctor. Now she and her partner Donna are in a position to highlight the causes that are most important to them. Dr. Makokis was specifically requested by the medical students who serve on the undergraduate Diversity Panel as a speaker who exemplifies the mandate of this lectureship.
Dr. Makokis is a proud Cree from the Saddle Lake First Nation in Northern Alberta. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Sciences, a Master of Health Science in Community Nutrition and a Doctorate in Medicine. He also received certification from the Aboriginal Family Medicine Training Program. Dr. Makokis is Two-Spirit and he leads one of North America’s most progressive and successful transgender focused medical practices. His strong connections to his cultural beliefs, preventative health, spirituality, and Two-spirit perspective has helped him save lives within the LGBTQ2 and First Nation communities.
The lecture will start at 5pm, with a reception to follow at 6pm.
Location: Britton Smith Lecture Theatre (Room 132),
School of Medicine Building
15 Arch Street (corner of Arch & Stuart streets),