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QHS celebrates Indigenous History Month and Pride Month

QHS celebrates Indigenous History Month and Pride Month

From feature stories and resources to events, find out how Queen’s Health Sciences (QHS) is recognizing both National Indigenous History Month and Pride Month. 

June is a time to appreciate the rich history, heritage, resilience, and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, as well as celebrate the pride, diversity, and achievements of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities at QHS.

QHS is committed to supporting Indigenous and 2SLGBTQIA+ faculty, staff, and learners. We encourage everyone to show their support by engaging with the activities, stories, resources, and digital content that will be shared throughout the month. Highlights include: 

Feature stories

Throughout the month, you’ll find new stories on the QHS homepage and other digital channels, including: 

  • Why I’m a Health Scientist with Dr. Janet Jull (School of Rehabilitation Therapy): Dr. Jull’s ultimate goal is to give people a say in decisions about their health. Her collaborative work supports client-centred healthcare, most often in partnerships with urban Indigenous, Inuit, First Nations, and Métis communities.

  • QueerMed: Pride event video and Q & A: Hear from QueerMed student leaders about their goals and activities throughout the year and watch a video compilation of QueerMed’s Pride event held in early May 2023. 

  • Video Interview: Stephanie Grantham. Grantham is a student working to increase and enhance 2SLGBTQIA+ representation in Queen's MD pre-clerkship curriculum. She is part of a project providing recommendations based on evidence and the lived experiences of 2SLGBTQIA+ students.

  • Indigenous Health Sciences Resource Guide. Last year, Queen’s launched a new Indigenous healthcare and practice resource for student, faculty, alumni and the wider community. This year we assemble a compilation of the best tools and resources from around the university, province, and country. 

  • How Weeneebayko-Queen’s historical partnership shaped a groundbreaking new program: Learn about Queen’s six-decade collaboration that provides clinical support services in Northeastern Ontario communities – delivering care in-person in Kingston, by telemedicine, and by sending specialists to the Weeneebayko region. That long-standing relationship has laid the groundwork for a new initiative launching in 2025, the Queen’s Weeneebayko Health Education Program, a partnership between QHS and the Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (with support from the Mastercard Foundation).

  • 2SLGBTQIA+ Health Sciences Resource Guide. A resource guide for health practitioners, students/faculty/staff, allies, and more.  


National Indigenous History Month

Pride Month

  • Kingston Pride (June 11-18)
  • Kingston Pride Parade: Register by June 12 to join the School of Nursing at the Pride Parade on June 17 from 12-1pm! More details about the event will be shared closer to the date.

Social Media

Keep an eye on QHS’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts throughout June as we explore resources and stories related to National Indigenous History Month and Pride Month.

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