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ELEVATE EDI Webinar Series: Storytelling and Friendships: Telling Tales about New and Creative Anticolonial Research Methods

March 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST




  • Kung Jaadee, Haida Storyteller and Author
  • Sarah de Leeuw, Canada Research Chair of Humanities and Health Inequities, Poet and Professor, Northern Medical Program, University of British Columbia


Description: This partnered EDI webinar series between EPIC-AT, AGE-WELL and UHN focuses on diverse programming of health researchers, advocates and healthcare professionals delivering webinars on ageism, gender, and allyship.

Delivered by two friends, this interactive lecture and workshop is designed to move hearts and minds. How do we think about and practice in new and anticolonial ways?

Part of the answer might be located with storytelling, friendship, and narrative, all of which can be broadly conceptualized as tools of a growing field known as health humanities.

Facilitated by a non-Indigenous writer/researcher and an Indigenous storyteller, the Storytelling and Friendships lecture workshop will include: Indigenous stories; book making and reflective writing exercise; and an opportunity to learn about how stories, books, and narratives can be important research tools in deepening understandings about cultural humility, cultural competency, anti-racism.


Learning Objectives:


  • Understand health humanities and how they can be helpful to well-being
  • Gain an appreciation for stories and storytelling as research methods, as a means of deepening knowledge about Indigenous peoples, and by undertaking culturally humble practices
  • Strengthen vulnerability skills by engaging in critical reflection and creative making


Speaker Bios:

Kung Jaadee, who has recently begun working in the field of medical education, is a Haida storyteller and the author of numerous children’s books about Haida people, places, and cultures.

Sarah de Leeuw, a Canada Research Chair (Humanities and Health Inequities), is a poet and professor with the University of British Columbia’s Northern Medical Program.


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March 7
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST


AGE WELL Management Team