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 nearly 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 in November 2021.

Samir is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at McGill University and works as a pediatric emergency physician in Tio’tia:ke (Montreal).


“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