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WHEN? NOVEMBER 29, 2021 from 7pm-8pm

WHAT'S THE TOPIC? Interested in applying to UofT's nurse practitioner program in the global health stream? Learn more about what the program is about and why it might be a good fit for you! 

WHAT IS IT? Come learn from a Meagan Noble, a Nurse Practitioner alumni from the Global Health stream. What is her background? What challenges did she encounter working in the field? Why global health? 

WHERE? Join us virtually on Zoom at 7pm!
Passcode: 011435

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WHERE? Join us virtually on Zoom! Link to be posted here closer to the event.



The virtual conference is taking place on January 24, 2022 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.

Conference participants will have the opportunity to attend the keynote speech (5-6pm) and a break-out session (6-7pm). Break-out sessions will be lead by nurses involved in a variety of global health roles including street outreach nursing, women and newborn health, NGO work, migrant and refugee health, and health promotion.

Participants will have the opportunity to choose one of four break-out sessions to attend based on their interests. In each session, there will be a chance for questions at the end of the presentation. In the days following your registration for the event, you will be sent an email with information regarding how to choose your breakout room session.

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Keynote Speaker:

We are honoured to have Dr. Ruth Rodney as our keynote speaker! Dr. Rodney is registered nurse and Assistant Professor at York University’s School of Nursing where she teaches global health, women’s health and theoretical approaches to nursing science.  She entered the academic and research field with 15 years of frontline nursing experience in a number of clinical areas in Canada and globally. Her research focuses on violence prevention and health promotion primarily using critical qualitative methodologies to examine how communities can create environments that support healthy relationship development. She is an academic fellow at the Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research at the University of Toronto and currently serves as a grant reviewer for the Youth Opportunity Fund that focuses on funding Black and Indigenous led community projects addressing systemic barriers in Ontario. Dr. Rodney also serves her community in Hamilton, Ontario as a board member for the Afro Canadian Caribbean Association and the Canadian Mental Health Association. 

Break-out Sessions:
Filiz Ozmisir is a healthcare professional with over ten-year experience in delivering nursing care in acute and chronic care across multiple hospitals in Toronto. She is the founder of Refugee Girls Worldwide, a charitable organization that helps displaced girls and women around the world. Under the banner of Refugee Girls Worldwide, Filiz and her team initiated and funded programs, including Preschool Program for Refugee Children, Food Security Program, Maternal Newborn Program and Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Services.

Dr. Edith Hillan is a University of Toronto professor and Director of Doctoral Programs. She formerly held a Personal Chair of Midwifery at the University of Glasgow. She has led programs of research including women’s health after childbirth, pain relief in labour and the organization of care in the postnatal period. Her current research examines the health of women and newborns from a global perspective.

Dr. Bukola Salami is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta. Her research  focuses on policies and practices shaping migrants health. She has lead research projects on African immigrant child health, immigrant mental health, access to healthcare for immigrant children, Black youth mental health, health of internally displaced children, and parenting practices of African immigrants. In 2020, she founded the Black Youth Mentorship and Leadership Program to socially and economically empower Black high school youths to contribute meaningfully to the Canadian society.

Laura Fairley is a registered nurse with a clinical background in street outreach nursing and residential hospice palliative care.  Her nursing work has focused specifically on the provision of care to marginalized populations, particularly individuals experiencing homelessness and those who are under-housed.  Over the last eighteen years, Laura has developed clinical expertise in the areas of harm reduction, community outreach, trans health, psychosocial rehabilitation, end-of-life care, and bereavement support. 


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