Starvation in Canada: Food insecurity in the north

On Jan 22, the Comparative Healthcare Systems Program (CHSP), a student initiative dedicated to study of public health and comparative healthcare, hosted a public health symposium on the theme of indigenous health. Speakers addressed food security and healthcare services in northern Canada, noting the alarming situations in indigenous communities in[Read More…]

McGill medical students vote to strike against Bill 20

On Tuesday, the Medical Students’ Society (MSS) voted at its General Assembly (GA) to strike on March 30 as a form of protest against Bill 20. If passed, the bill would restructure family care in Quebec. “Every general practitioner […] must, to the extent provided for by government regulation, provide medical[Read More…]

Dangerous Spaces workshop challenges conception of safe spaces

As part of the Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG) Social Justice Days series, the “Dangerous Spaces: Trauma-Informed Facilitation Skills for Holding Triggering Conversations” workshop took place on Feb. 13. Kai Cheng Thom, community worker and mental health professional, facilitated the event. The workshop was held as a critique to[Read More…]

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