Truth Telling: A first step toward reconciliation

On behalf of Dr. Dermot Kelleher, Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Vice-President of Health, UBC, Dr. Mike Allard, Vice-Dean, Health Engagement, and the Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (REDI), please join us for the next It Starts with Us virtual event to commemorate Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

When: Tuesday, September 28, 2021, from 12:00-1:30 pm PDT

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Speakers:

  • Dr. Dermot Kelleher, Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Vice-President of Health, UBC
  • Elder Doris Fox of xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam)
  • Dr. Alika Lafontaine, President-Elect, Canadian Medical Association
  • Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, Academic Director, Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre
  • Deborah Cooke – Anaapiiatuk, Indian Residential School Survivor
  • Derek Thompson – Thlaapkiituup, Indigenous Initiatives Advisor, REDI

 

What will I learn? You will learn about the historical and current context of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and the significance of Orange Shirt Day.

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This event is a collaboration between UBC Faculty of Medicine with the Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (REDI) and the Office of the Vice-Dean, Health Engagement. It will address the legacy of the Indian Residential School experience in Canada, and will take place in conjunction with other events across the Faculty of Medicine and UBC more broadly to commemorate the significance of the day.

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