Webinar Recordings

Trauma-Informed Care in Medical Education and Clinical Practice: Creating Space for Courageous Conversations

While trauma is often seen as the result of discrete events or episodes, it is increasingly clear that trauma is best conceptualized as an event or set of circumstances that overwhelms an individual’s ability to cope. With the current COVID-19 health crisis and the increased prevalence of social movements focused on addressing racial inequality and social justice issues, it is necessary to broaden our collective understanding of trauma to include the experiences of individuals overwhelmed by global grief, systemic racism, and discrimination, among others. Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) is being championed in the delivery of social services, education, health care and other areas with the goal of understanding and attending to the needs of individuals impacted by trauma. Organizations educating the next generation of health professionals should be aware that trauma impacts not just patients and client populations, but also learners and staff alike. By adopting the guiding principles of TIC: safety, trust, choice, collaboration, and empowerment; educational institutions take the brave step to uncloak hidden curricula, bias, and discrimination and help create within their systems a culture of compassion wellbeing, equity, and social justice.

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Black History Month

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is pleased to be hosting a series of events to celebrate Black History Month 2022 and to highlight the contributions of our students, staff and faculty within the Faculty of Medicine.  The aim of Black History Month is to celebrate the achievements of Black people with in our local and global communities and we invite all members of the Faculty of Medicine and the wider uOttawa community to take part in these events.

 

Indigenous Reflections on EDI: From Inclusion to Self-Determination

This session will explore how inclusion for an Indigenous leader means having a "seat at the table" but does not guarantee that reconciliation has been achieved. The Indigenous leader is expected to adapt to the colonial structure – whether that is an academic centre, health care institution or other organization. 

True efforts to achieve reconciliation would include more than just having a seat at the table. Senator Murray Sinclair said, "We have described for you a mountain. We have shown you the way to the top. We call upon you to do the climbing.” What additional actions are required to achieve reconciliation and develop a journey towards Indigenous self-determination?

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Pride Month 2022

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is pleased to be hosting a series of events to celebrate Pride Month 2022. The aim of Pride Month is a time when we celebrate diversity and SGM communities, acknowledge their history, the hardships they have endured, and the progress that has been made. We invite all members of the Faculty of Medicine and the wider uOttawa community to take part in these events.

 

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