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UM Bannatyne: Chown Building: Room 474, George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation
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This session uses humour and day-to-day examples to introduce the ideas of privilege and oppression and why they matter for everyone – and especially people concerned about health.
- To understand the concepts of privilege and oppression, and their relationship to health equity
- To analyze the application of these concepts to one’s own social locations
- To understand the principles of allyship, and how they relate to one’s positions of privilege and oppression
- To apply the principles of allyship to one’s own life, work and advocacy
Stephanie Nixon is a physiotherapist who has been an HIV activist and researcher for 20 years. She is a white, able-bodied, straight, cis woman of settler descent. Stephanie explores the role of power, privilege and oppression in shaping health, health research, and health professions education. Stephanie is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and Director of the International Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation at the University of Toronto. She conducted her PhD in Public Health at the University of Toronto, and her post-doc at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.
Registration Cancellation Policy:
A registration refund will be made upon written request on or before November 22, 2017. A $35 administrative fee will be retained. No refunds will be made for cancellations after this date.