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HESO prof Megan Davies named a 2021 History of Medicine Grant awardee

HESO prof Megan Davies named a 2021 History of Medicine Grant awardee

Congratulations to Megan Davies on being named a 2021 History of Medicine Grant awardee from AMS Healthcare for her “Deinstitutionalization in the Netherlands: A Memory Project”.  Deinstitutionalization in the Netherlands: A Memory Project will involve collaborative work with former patients, family members and community advocates of the late shift from institutional to community provision in […]

SOSC Health & Society prof Megan J. Davies featured in Toronto Star about her art installation COVID in the House of Old

SOSC Health & Society prof Megan J. Davies featured in Toronto Star about her art installation COVID in the House of Old

Created by professor Davies, in collaboration with Hiroki Tanaka and Kohen Hammond, this exhibit is about long-term care and the people whose lives were impacted by COVID in long-term care. It is also one of the first public commemorations of lives affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Seven painted wooden chairs are each adorned with personal […]

HESO prof Kenton Kroker presents STS seminar “Ontario’s Public Health Imaginary, circa 1882” November 30

HESO prof Kenton Kroker presents STS seminar “Ontario’s Public Health Imaginary, circa 1882” November 30

Kroker will explore Ontario’s Board of Health, established in 1882. Upon its creation, a campaign was initiated to document and communicate health conditions throughout the province. At the time, the concept of promoting healthy living in Ontario and developing a body of scientific data to guide health policy was conventional. However, the project’s scope, structure […]

HESO prof Kenton Kroker’s new CMAJ article suggests the 1918 pandemic had its own “long-haulers” with much to inspire clinicians today

HESO prof Kenton Kroker’s new CMAJ article suggests the 1918 pandemic had its own “long-haulers” with much to inspire clinicians today

COVID-19 “long-haulers” may seem new but, as Health & Society professor Kenton Kroker explains in his article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), a different kind of long-hauler from the 1918 flu pandemic should be considered by way of patients who suffered from acute cases of Encephalitis lethargica. Read full story

HESO Prof. Denielle Elliott receives Dahdaleh Institute 2021 Seed Grant and is the new GPD of YorkU's STS Program

HESO Prof. Denielle Elliott receives Dahdaleh Institute 2021 Seed Grant and is the new GPD of YorkU's STS Program

The Dahdaleh Institute's Critical Social Science Perspectives in Global Health Steering Committee has awarded five YorkU researchers Dahdaleh Institute 2021 Seed Grants. Prof. Elliott, associate professor in the Health & Society (HESO) Program in the Department of Social Science, receives the award for her HESO-related proposal titled, “Situated neurology: An ethnographic study of neurology in Kenya.” […]

The Racialized Students in Healthcare Virtual Lecture Series

The Racialized Students in Healthcare Virtual Lecture Series

The Racialized Students in Healthcare virtual lecture series is sponsored by the OHTN and provides workshop series on Indigenous Education, HIV Clinical Care, HIV research facilitated by HALCO and HIV Pharmacy Care. Our facilitators include: MaryAnn from the Native Women Resources Centre, Dr. Gordon from Unity Health, Stevia Arthur from BlackCAP, Alex Vincent from Cabbagetown Community Health Centre and […]

You're Invited: 4th Annual Book Celebration

You're Invited: 4th Annual Book Celebration

A virtual event will be held to celebrate recent publications by Annie Bunting, Lisa Drummond, Carlo Fanelli, Les Jacobs, Jaime Llambías-Wolff, Vanisha Sukdeo, and Douglas C. Young. This event will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. Each of the books is available for purchase at the hyperlinks provided with […]

Health & Society Students Propose Therapeutic Garden at York

Health & Society Students Propose Therapeutic Garden at York

Fourth-year Health & Society students proposed to launch a new initiative at York - the creation of a Therapeutic Garden for students, staff and faculty. The plan is the culmination of class research, brainstorming, planning, writing and consensus decision-making. The students hope the shared space will help reduce stress and improve an overall sense of well-being […]