Speaking Events

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are currently no plans for a formal in-person book tour. However, if you would like to organize an interview or virtual on-line event (lecture, panel, workshop, etc.), please get in touch. In-person guest lectures and other speaking events will be considered on a case-by-case basis, but only when local and regional public health recommendations allow for them once again.

Beyond minimal book-related costs (shipping copies for prospective reviewers, website maintenance and translation, etc.), all honararia from speaking events will be deferred to designated organizations in support of Indigenous children, youth, and their communities, and/or to support Indigenous resurgence, land defence and landback initiatives.

UPCOMING EVENTS (last updated January 11, 2021)
(Public events are in bold and listed using eastern standard time)

12pm, Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Invited panelist, with Ghislain Picard (moderator), Cindy Blackstock, Claudette Dumont-Smith, Marjolaine Sioui, Marlene Poitras
“First Nations and the Health System” roundtable
Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Invited guest speaker
Academic half-day, general internal medicine residency program
Université de Montréal

7pm, Monday, January 25, 2021
Invited panelist, with Ellen Gabriel, Fiona Hanley, Hilah Silver, Richard Budgell
Launch event
McGill Nurses for Planetary Health

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Invited guest speaker
Canada Research Chair in political violence, Department of political science
Université de Montréal

11am, Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Invited panelist
“Difficult Conversations Related to EDI and Racism”
Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

3:30pm, Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Invited panelist
“Perspectives on Sir William Osler in the 21st Century” symposium
Department of Social Studies of Medicine, McGill University

6pm, Monday, February 15, 2021
Invited panelist, with Raven Dumont-Maurice and Tania Dick
Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Invited panelist, with Jennifer Bryan (moderator), Alika Lafontaine, Evan Adams, Lisa Richardson, Raven Dumont-Maurice, Terri Aldred
“Changing the trajectory of racialization: Antiracism and its impact on Indigenous patients”
National Grand Rounds, Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians

Thursday, February 18, 2021
Invited guest speaker
Pediatric Grand Rounds, Stollery Children’s Hospital
University of Alberta

Thursday, February 18, 2021
Invited guest speaker, with Kent Saylor, Raven Dumont-Maurice, Saleem Razack
“Jordan, Joyce, and Justice: Decolonizing Healthcare for Indigenous Children and Youth”
Grand Rounds, Department of Otolaryngology
McGill University Health Centre

Saturday, February 20, 2021
Invited panelist
“Critically Examining Decolonization: The Field of Global Health”
Global Health Committee, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Invited guest
Hamilton Social Medicine Book Club

Thursday, March 25 and Friday, March 26, 2021
Invited speaker
“L’administration publique des diversités ethnoculturelles, religieuses et autochtones. Réalités québécoises et regards canadiens”
Centre de recherches Société, droit et religions (SoDRUS), Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la diversité et la démocratie au Québec (CRIDAQ), Chaire de recherche Droit, Religion et Laïcité (Université de Sherbrooke).

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Invited guest speaker
Réseau oecuménique pour la paix, l’écologie et la justice (ROJEP)


2pm, January 7, 2021
Invited panelist, with Teyohá:te Brant
“Fighting for A Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism Against Indigenous Children”
Equity Diversity Inclusion Symposium - Health ethics seminars
John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre and Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
University of Alberta

5:30pm, Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Invited guest speaker
“Fighting for A Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism Against Indigenous Children”
Decolonizing Health (medical student group), Indigenous Medical & Dentistry Students Association, Black Medical Students Association, Physicians for Human Rights
University of Alberta

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Invited guest speaker
Pediatric Grand Rounds, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)
University of Ottawa

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Invited guest speaker, with Kent Saylor, Raven Dumont-Maurice, Saleem Razack
“Jordan, Joyce, and Justice: Decolonizing Healthcare for Indigenous Children and Youth”
Pediatric Grand Rounds, Montreal Children’s Hospital
McGill University

Thursday, December 3, 2020
Invited panelist
“Symposium on the use of Dr William Osler eponyms today”
University of Toronto and MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions, St Michael’s Hospital

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Invited guest speaker
Indigenous Focus group, Occupational Therapy MSc program
University of Alberta

Thursday, November 26, 2020
Invited guest speaker
Pediatric Emergency Medicine rounds, Stollery Children’s Hospital
University of Alberta

5pm, Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Invited guest speaker
“Fighting for A Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism against Indigenous Children in Canada”
Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine and Faculty of Health Sciences’ Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office
Queen’s University

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Invited guest speaker
Introduction to Anthropology (381-101-LA)
Champlain College

1pm, Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Invited panelist, with Shondra Mings (monderator), Alicia Tukkiapik and Kharoll-Ann Souffrant
La santé, Série de Conversations La Vie des Noir.e.s Compte & Anti-Racisme
Expériences Canada
Video available via Expériences Canada or on Youtube

6pm, Thursday, November 19, 2020
Invited panelist, with Jessica Quijano (moderator), Carrie Martin, Katsi’tsakwas Ellen Gabriel, Richard Budgell, Wanda Gabriel
“Fighting for a Hand to Hold: Medical Colonialism and Resistance to the Healthcare Establishment”
Organized by: QPIRG-Concordia and QPIRG-McGill
Co-hosted by: Frigo Vert, Microbiology & Immunology Students’ Association (MISA) of McGill University, McGill Science Undergraduate Society’s Social Sustainability Committee
Video available on Youtube

Thursday, November 19, 2020
Invited panelist, with Onye Nnorom (introduction), Nanky Rai (moderator), Donna Alexander, Suzanne Shoush
“Re-imagining Healthcare I” (ICE: HC-2)
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

7pm, Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Invited panelist, with Hilah Silver (moderator), Alicia Tukkiapik, Katsi’tsakwas Ellen Gabriel
“Decolonizing Healthcare: A Roadmap for Activism”
Extinction Rebellion Justice Tio’tia:ke/Montreal, Extinction Rebellion Youth, Extinction Rebellion Santé

Monday, November 9, 2020
Invited guest speaker
Indigenous History, Health and Culture Series
Sociocultural Consultation and Interpretation Services (SCIS), Northern and Native Child Health Program
McGill University Health Centre

Thursday, November 5, 2020
Invited guest speaker
Third World Studies certificate, Honours Social Science, and Indigenous Studies certificate programs
Marianopolis CEGEP

2:30pm, Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Invited panelist, with Katie Birnie (moderator), Lanre Tunji-Ajayi, Frank Gavin, Lisa Isaac
“Disparities in Care, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Inflicting and Treating Pain - A discussion of contexts that produce and exacerbate pain in children”
Conquering the Hurt Conference (CTH), Hospital for Sick Children

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Invited guest speaker
Critical Perspectives in Educational Theory and Research (EDEM 609)
Department of Integrated Studies in Education
Faculty of Education, McGill University

6:30pm, Monday, November 2, 2020
Invited panelist, with Julia von Oettingen, Nancy Charles Larco, Sophie Huddart
“Disrupt and Repair: Addressing Power Asymmetries in Global Health”
Global Health Night, McGill Global Health Programs
McGill University

Friday, October 30, 2020
Invited guest speaker
Compétences cliniques avancées (MED 8006)
Academic day, general internal medicine fellowship program
Université de Montréal

2pm, Thursday, October 29, 2020
Invited panelist, with Cindy Blackstock and Teyohá:te Brant
Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children

6pm, Wednesday October 28, 2020
Invited panelist, with Tanya Sirois and Alicia Boatswain-Kyte
“Racisme systémique dans notre système de santé et services sociaux”
Amnistie internationale Canada francophone
Video available via Amnistie Internationale - Canada Francophone or Youtube

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Invited panelist, with Pam Roach and Andrew Bresnahan
Fundamentals of Global Health (PPHS 511)
Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health
Faculty of Medicine, McGill University

Monday, October 26, 2020
Invited guest speaker
Well-Being: Who Cares?, Humanities Worldviews
Vanier College

Friday, October 23, 2020
Invited guest speaker
Pediatric Grand Rounds, BC Children’s Hospital
University of British Columbia

Thursday, October 15, 2020
“Tendre la main pour confronter le colonialisme médical en pédiatrie”
Invited guest speaker
Academic half-day, pediatric emergency division
Sainte-Justine Hospital (Université de Montréal) and Montreal Children’s Hospital (McGill University)

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Invited guest speaker
Advanced Curriculum in Pediatric Global Health
Global Child Health Program, McGill University

Saturday, October 10, 2020
Invited keynote speaker
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Healthcare
Annual National Conference, International Federation of Medical Students’ Association (Quebec)

Thursday, October 8, 2020
“Fighting for A Hand to Hold: a case study of medical colonialism in Canada”
Invited guest speaker, Longitudinal Advocacy Training Series
Government Affairs and Advocacy Committee of the Canadian Federation of Medical Students

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Invited guest speaker
Health Communication (COM 354 H11, JSC 688B H11)
Communication Program, Lebanese American University

5pm, Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Online book launch event
Confronting Medical Violence: Conversations to Decolonize Healthcare
With Cindy Blackstock, Ellen Katsi’taskawas Gabriel, Harsha Walia, Lisa Richardson
Moderated by Semir Bulle and organized by Doctors for Defunding the Police

Monday, September 21, 2020
“Keeping Families Together”
Invited panelist
The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Care Rounds, Montreal Children’s Hospital

Monday, August 10, 2020
“The #aHand2Hold campaign: How a social justice framework exposed systemic anti-Indigenous racism and medical colonialism”
Invited guest speaker
Evidence Based Advocacy (SWRK 603)
School of Social Work, McGill University