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We are all treaty people

In 2016, Ontario passed legislation declaring the first week of November as Treaties Recognition Week. This was established as part of Ontario’s commitment to reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Of course, treaties are more than events and clearly, they are relevant every week of the year. Still, this annual event is a good opportunity to enhance awareness about treaty rights and relationships, and to increase knowledge about treaty history.

The resilience and determination of our health professional students

This blog was originally published in the Kingston Whig Standard on October 22, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has put an exceptional strain on health systems. On very little notice, all aspects of our health systems had to pivot and adapt.

These changes have had a trickle-down effect on our health professional students. I’m both proud of them and concerned for them.

Celebrating the launch of the faculty's EDI initiative

It’s a big day at the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) as we mark the official opening of an Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) and launch the Dean’s Action Table on EDI (DAT-EDI).

What is an Action Table and why do we need one?

We need social interaction, now more than ever, as educators and learners

I firmly believe that we learn best when we learn together. That is why we must ensure that while we are physically distant in the months ahead, we remain socially connected.

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