The Faculty of Medicine has launched a lecture series to explore current issues and topics of relevance to improving the health of Manitoba’s First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities. The 2012 Lecture Series in First Nations, Métis and Inuit Health kicks off on Thursday, January 12, 2012, with “The Right Action at the Right Time,” a lecture by University of Manitoba alumnus Ovide Mercredi.
Open to the public, this lecture series is an opportunity for academics, clinicians, students and members of the community to discuss a range of subject areas, from the impacts of residential schools and the intergenerational trauma of colonization to mental health and international indigenous health issues.
Mercredi, former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, is a politician, author, lecturer, negotiator and lawyer. He attended the University of Manitoba and graduated with a degree in law in 1977. While a student, he became president of the first Native Students’ Association formed in Canada.
What: “The Right Action at the Right Time” lecture by Ovide Mercredi
When: 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 12, 2012
Where: Frederic Gaspard Theatre, Basic Medical Sciences Building, 727 McDermot Avenue, University of Manitoba Bannatyne Campus
For more information, contact Janice Labossiere, Communications Officer/Web Coordinator, Faculty of Medicine, at 272-3110 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in 1883 as Western Canada’s first medical school, the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine has graduated more than 9,000 physicians who have become influential medical leaders, world renowned health researchers and dedicated doctors. As Manitoba’s only medical school, the U of M Faculty of Medicine has educated and trained the majority of our province’s physicians.