Canaries in a Coal Mine – Training the Next Generation of Global Health Professionals

Dr. Phaedra Henley, Director of One Health at the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) in Rwanda, presented the keynote address at Western University’s Power & Global Health Community Event on November 14, 2018. Dr. Henley’s presentation was titled, Canaries in a Coal Mine – Training the Next Generation of Global Health Professionals. The audio/podcast of the talk is available for streaming below.


Discussing Participatory Action Research with Dr. Carri Hand

In this episode of the CRHESI podcast, Carri Hand talks about her experiences with Participatory Action Research (PAR) with CRHESI coordinator Eugenia Canas.

Building Connectedness in a Senior’s Apartment Building is co-led by Carri Hand from Western University and Michele Sands from Neighbourhood Watch London, and funded by The Retired Teachers of Ontario Foundation.

CRHESI Update & Reception 2017

On Thursday, November 2, 2017, the Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion hosted a special update and overview of past, current, and upcoming activities. This stakeholder, leadership, and community event that provided a broad overview of CRHESI projects for researchers, academics, and community leaders in the CRHESI network. If you missed the event, listen to the presentations here on the podcast.


  • Welcome – Helene Berman and Steve Goodine
  • Refugee Housing Study – Abe Oudshoorn
  • Narrative mobilization for policy change – Marlene Janzen Le Ber
  • Social Connectedness and Isolation – Carri Hand
  • Libraries as community hubs – Jacquelyn Burkell
  • Cost of Poverty – Gerda Zonruiter
  • Trauma- and Violence-Informed Community Event – Nadine Wathen
  • Newcomer Health Settlement Committee – Harpreet Brar

A Critique of Multiculturalism

On Monday, September 11, a panel of community members gathered at London Public Library to discuss the dark side of the lived experience of multiculturalism. This podcast episode features Raghad El Niwairi, Marie Fiedler, Leroy Hibbert, Jasmine Jasani, Tanaz Javan, and Heenal Rajani in conversation with James Shelley.

Canada is a nation that has multiculturalism baked into its legislative framework, and we are actively encourage, especially at a national level, to celebrate multiculturalism as a key feature of ‘Canadian identity’… But do we collectively ask the right questions? What are the negative impacts or side effects of multiculturalism?

Who defines the parameters for what counts as a cultural identity? And who is then forced to fit inside the box?