What is the future of gender in Canadian society?

Join us at Central Library on Monday, April 9, at 7pm to take a 360° look at the way we think about gender as a society — a retrospective on the story thus far, and a speculative reflection about the future. How do global and national trends influence our immediate community? Full details at curiouspublic.com/events/gender/

Event made possible by Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion, London Public Library, Anova, and the Urban League of London.


Greta Bauer is Professor in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at Western University and an Affiliate Member of Women’s Studies & Feminist Research.

Michael Kehler is Research Professor in Masculinities’ Studies in Education at the University of Calgary, Werklund School of Education

Nicole Nussbaum is a lawyer based in London, Ontario. She has a particular focus on, and extensive experience with, law and policy issues related to gender identity and gender expression.

AnnaLise Trudell (@annatrudell) is Manager of Education, Training & Research at Anova (formerly Women’s Community House & Sexual Assault Centre London).

Film Screening: Us and Them

Join us for a screening of the film Us & Them. Filmed over a decade, Us and Them is a deeply visceral film about transformation through human connection. Using the First Nations Medicine Wheel, a woman sets out to help four homeless people but they end up helping her. Featuring Dr. Gabor Maté, Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr., and Reverend Al Tysick, this film digs deep into addiction and homelessness. Panel discussion to follow.

Tuesday, 03 Apr 2018 7:00pm-9:00pm
Central Library, Wolf Performance Hall
No registration required. Free admission.

Event sponsored by London Public Library, Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion, My Sisters Place – Canadian Mental Health Association, and the City of London.

Library event details

Lunch and Learn Events

There are seven students doing various placement programs at CRHESI this term. And they are doing some great work. Don’t miss these opportunities to come visit Innovation Works, bring your lunch, hear their updates, and participate in some critical discussions. See the links for more information and to RSVP.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018, Noon @ Innovation Works: BMO Ideas Bank — Lunch & Learn: The History, Criticisms, and Applications of ‘Social Inclusion’ (Presented by Community Engaged Learning students William Staples & Nicole Zouki)

Friday, March 9, 2018, Noon @ Innovation Works: RBC Vault — Lunch & Learn: The Future and Impact of #metoo (Presented by Community Engaged Learning students Sonia Thushiyandan, Sarah Cola, and Hireti Salinas)

Wednesday, April 4, 2018, Noon @ Innovation Works: BMO Ideas Bank —Lunch & Learn: How do journalists report suicides in London? (Presented by Media in the Public Interest student Siena Maxwell)

One Book One London reads ‘Brother’ by David Chariandy

One Book One London is an opportunity to read the same book as hundreds of other Londoners. It is like being part of a city-wide book club! The title for 2018 is Brother by David Chariandy. From the book’s description: “An intensely beautiful, searingly powerful, tightly constructed novel, Brother explores questions of masculinity, family, race, and identity as they are played out in a Scarborough housing complex during the sweltering heat and simmering violence of the summer of 1991.” Themes also include immigration, poverty, precarious employment, and housing. In a very short and accessible read, Chariandy beautifully weaves together a story that articulates how the intersections of various obstacles compound the difficulty of daily life for so many.

Many of the themes explored in Brother are near and dear to the hearts of us in the CRHESI ecosystem. This is a unique opportunity to listen and participate in a community-driven dialogue about the questions we investigate as researchers, practitioners, and care providers.

Join us for a discussion about Chariandy’s book, it’s themes, and its similarities or dissimilarities to the experiences of individuals in our community. All are welcome. Reading Brother before March 5 is not necessary, but definitely recommended. Come and join other Londoners in sharing your reading experience with the community. Follow along at #1book1ldn on Twitter.

Monday, March 5, 2018
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Central Library

More details at curiouspublic.com/brother


Melanie-Anne Atkins is the Wellness Coordinator at the Wellness Education Centre at Western University.

Kristen Caschera (@librariankris) is a Librarian at London Public Library. She is a program coordinator for the One Book One London initiative.

Marcel Marcellin (@MarcellinMarcel) is the Director of Organizational Strategy at the City of London. He previously served as a Sergeant for the London Police for over 20 years.

Anaise Muzima (@anashakyss) is a Master of Laws graduate from Western University and is currently a settlement worker at Collège Boréal.

James Shelley (@jamesshelley) is a coordinator at the Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion.

Symposium on Gender, Family and Marital Relations among Arab Refugee Families in Canada

The Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support & Integration (MRCSSI) and the Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) will hold a Symposium on “Gender, Family and Marital Relationships among Arab Refugee Families in Canada.”

The event will take place on Friday, February 23rd, at the Queen Victoria Hall at the Double-Tree by Hilton Hotel, 300 King Street in London, Ontario, at 8:30 am.

The program will include the launch of the research report, “Pre and Post Migration Stressors and Marital Relations among Arab Refugee Families in Canada,” and three panel discussions on gender-roles, parent-child and marital relationships and their respective service needs and policy implications. Experts in the fields of immigration and settlement, social and health-care services, social policy and law enforcement will be present. In addition local and provincial politicians and members of the media will also be present.

RSVP to Abir Al Jamal at aaljamal@mrcssi.com or Elyas Farooqi at elyas@mrcssi.com by February 15, 2018.