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Centre Talks: "Image-based storytelling: creating a visual narrative of the self"--a special workshop for health care providers and researchers

Toronto, Ontario
July 26 or July 28th, 2017

2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
209 Victoria Street, Room 241, venue is wheelchair accessible

In this three-hour workshop, Lisa Boivin will offer a visual perspective by situating Indigenous experience and knowledge in her paintings. Her images dismantle the clinical/colonial boundaries that isolate Indigenous peoples in and from bio-scientific medicine and bestow teachings that lead to culturally safe solutions. Participants will also have the opportunity create images to reflect on their own work in health care.

Space is limited. This workshop is open to people working at St. Michael’s Hospital (SMH). Some spots are also available for those doing frontline work related to health and wellness outside of SMH. Details and registration here.

Facilitator bio: Lisa Boivin is a member of the Deninu Kue First Nation in Northwest Territories. She is an interdisciplinary artist and a M.Sc. student at the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Lisa uses image-based storytelling to bridge gaps between bioethics and aspects of Indigenous cultures and worldviews as she situates her art in the continuum of passing knowledge through images.