First steps on the journey towards the adoption of cultural safety - CRCHUM Interaxes conference

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Alex McComber

The CRCHUM EDI (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) Committee invites you to participate in the workshop on Indigenous cultural safety "First steps on the journey towards the adoption of cultural safety", presented in English on November 25 by Alex McComber, PhD, Gareth Lim's guest (cardiometabolic research theme) within the framework of the conférences interaxes.

This workshop provides the participants with an opportunity to learn about Indigenous world view, ways of knowing, understanding, culture and life. This is an opportunity to understand the Canadian colonial process and their impacts through history from an Indigenous perspective in order to challenge previously held understandings, beliefs and information about Indigenous Peoples in Canada, ideally to shift negative or incorrect information so to ensure culturally safe and respectful encounters with individuals or community in health or research interactions.

November 25th, from 12 to 1 p.m.

CRCHUM Amphitheater
900, Saint-Denis Street, 5th floor
R05.212A and R05.212B

The workshop will also be available on Zoom. You can register below:

Register on ZOOM

About Alex McComber

Professor Alex McComber is an Assistant Professor of Medicine with the Dept. of Family Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University. He is Co-lead on the Strategy for Patient Oriented Research Quebec (SPOR) Support Group Indigenous Expertise and Patient Advisory Project.

Dr. McComber’s interests lie with the development of Indigenous-focused curriculum for medical residents and researchers to develop and nurture culturally safe environments and practices when working with Indigenous patients and community as well as creating an Indigenous Program within the Dept. of Family Medicine that focuses on story-telling and sharing by Indigenous elders, knowledge holders, community members, students and academics for student and health professional audiences.

The EDI committee's members firmly believe that this very captivating workshop will meet a need in the CRCHUM community.

CRCHUM EDI committee

First steps on the journey towards the adoption of cultural safety - CRCHUM Interaxes conference