The author & other publications

Samir Shaheen-Hussain has been involved in anti-authoritarian social justice movements – including Indigenous solidarity, anti-police brutality and migrant-justice organizing – for over two decades. He is a member of the Caring for Social Justice Collective, and has written or co-written about state violence and health care for several publications (see below). Fighting for A Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism against Indigenous Children in Canada was awarded both the Concordia University First Book Prize and the Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-fiction by the Quebec Writers’ Federation (QWF) in November 2021; the French translation (by Nicolas Calvé), Plus aucun enfant autochtone arraché: Pour en finir avec le colonialisme médical canadien, was awarded the Cole Foundation Prize for Translation by the QWF in November 2022.

Samir is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics and an associate member of the School of Population and Global Health, both in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at McGill University. He works as a pediatric emergency physician in Tio’tia:ke (Montreal).

Publications (last updated ~January 2022)

“Laissons les jeunes donner la leçon”
By: Joanne Liu & Samir Shaheen-Hussain
La Presse+ & La Presse
January 22, 2022 (also published by Profession Santé)

Young people offer a wake-up call and distress signal in the midst of a pandemic
By: Joanne Liu & Samir Shaheen-Hussain
January 22, 2022

L’accord dénoncé par des médecins: entrevue avec Dr Samir Shaheen-Hussain
Interviewed by Jean-François Guérin
TVA Nouvelles
February 26, 2018

Les coupes aux soins de santé pour les réfugiéEs : la pointe de l’iceberg des injustices en matière de santé pour les migrants et les migrantes
Translation by Anne-Marie Gallant
Nouveaux Cahiers du Socialisme, No 12, Automne 2014

“No one is illegal: Everyone in Canada is entitled to health care”
Montreal Gazette
December 4, 2008