Critically Examining Decolonization: The Field of Global Health

Sat, February 20, 2021
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
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Recently, the term decolonization has become widespread. Yet, with its widespread use, there is a worry that the term has been simplified and diluted, devoid of critical examination, introspection and discomfort. In fact, using decolonization as a metaphor can result in evasive practices focused on absolving settler guilt, rather than repatriation. The central questions we wish to interrogate are: Who can speak of decolonization? How do we view decolonization as a constant framework of unlearning and learning? How can we create community spaces for the necessary discomfort and interrogative process that decolonization requires?

Dr. Oudshoorn and Dr. Sukhera to speak at Urban League event on policy

Dr. Abe Oudshoorn and Dr. Javeed Sukhera will be speaking at the Urban League of London’s upcoming event Good Policy Makes Great Communities.

Thu, February 25, 2021
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
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How are social issues in our neighbourhoods connected to policy decisions? If good policy is made or bad policy is changed, how does that impact where we live, work or play? Join our expert panel to examine these questions and better understand the policy solutions for issues related to housing, mental health, income supports, good jobs and more.

Webinar: Qualitative Research and Pain

Friday, October 2, 2020
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT

In this webinar, co-guest editors Dr. Fiona Webster (Associate Professor, Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Western University) and Perri Tutelman (Clinical Psychology PhD Candidate, Dalhousie University) present the Canadian Journal of Pain Special Issue on Qualitative Research and Pain. The session will provide an overview of the contributions that qualitative methods can offer to pain research and will address three common controversies regarding qualitative research quality. Selected authors will present a sampling of studies published in the Special Issue that demonstrate novel theoretical and methodological advancements in the field.


Dr. Craig Dale (Assistant Professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto)

Dr. Nida Mustafa (Recent PhD graduate from the Social and Behavioural Health Sciences program, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto)

Dr. Sheila O’Keefe-McCarthy (Associate Professor in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Department of Nursing, Brock University)

Dr. Francine Toye (Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)

Joletta Belton (Writer at and co-founder of the Endless Possibilities Initiative)

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Place Matters Conference 2020

London’s 2nd annual Place Matters Conference explores social constructs of place and community-driven, grassroots placemaking. It is a community-gathering hub to learn about enhancing our urban experiences and create a strong sense of place for all Londoners.

Virtual online conference
Wednesday, September 23 – Sunday, September 27, 2020
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The next City Symposium looks for the end of poverty

Each City Symposium event is situated around one of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. On September 14, the series explores the local relevance and implications of Goal #1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

Monday, September 14, 2020
6:40 PM – Pre-Symposium Mini-Concert
7:00 PM – Speakers and Presentations

Learn more about the City Symposium format and series.

Free registration for the event is now open at

Speakers include Dr. Abe Oudshoorn (Western’s School of Nursing), Susan Macphail (former director of CMHA’s My Sister’s Place), Amy Rathan (founder of ImpactLondon), Jonathan Rivard (Manager with the City of London’s Homeless Prevention department), and Malvin Wright (community developer). Hosted by Dr. Melanie-Anne Atkins (Western’s Centre for Teaching and Learning).