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.

(Public events are in bold and listed using eastern standard time)

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

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

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

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

2pm, Thursday, October 29, 2020
Invited panelist, with Cindy Blackstock
Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children

Friday, October 30, 2020
Invited guest speaker
Academic half-day, general internal medicine fellowship program
Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal

6:30pm, Monday, November 2, 2020
Invited panelist, “Disrupt and Repair: Addressing Power Asymmetries in Global Health”
Global Health Night, McGill Global Health Programs
McGill University

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”
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

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

7pm, Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Invited panelist
“Decolonizing Healthcare: A Roadmap for Activism”
Extinction Rebellion Québec

6pm, Thursday, November 19, 2020
Invited panelist
Frigo-Vert, QPIRG-Concordia and QPIRG-McGill

1pm, Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Invited panelist
La santé, Série de Conversations La Vie des Noir.e.s Compte & Anti-Racisme
Expériences Canada

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

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

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

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

2pm, January 7, 2021
Invited guest speaker
Health ethics seminars, John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre
University of Alberta


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