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Mourning the children of Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc

They were 215 children. The children had names. They had parents. They had a future. The children were taken from their homes and forced to participate in an institution that was designed to control them; to assimilate them into the dominant culture; to separate them from their land, their language, and their lineage. They include children as young as three years of age.

What if all health sciences students were educated together?

What if all health sciences students were educated together?

By Erna Snelgrove-Clarke and Jane Philpott

We will not turn a blind eye; ending racism in healthcare is on all of us

Six months ago, Joyce Echaquan, a 37-year-old Atikamekw woman, died in a Quebec hospital. Her cries for help were ignored by hospital staff but have now resounded across Canada. They served as a wake-up call for health systems, health professionals, and the institutions that train nurses, doctors, and rehabilitation therapists. When systemic racism is so grievous that it causes death, no one should turn a blind eye.

But we did not get here suddenly. This did not happen in isolation.

What are we really telling our medical students? The story of the Hidden Curriculum

This blogpost was co-written by Jane Philpott, Tony Sanfilippo and Karen Schultz 

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