WELCOME TO THE NEW JAMES R. JOHNSTON CHAIR WEBPAGE

I am the fourth James R. Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies. This is the first time that the Chair is in the Faculty of Medicine and I am the first queer person to hold the Chair.

On this website you will find up-to-date information on #JRJChairChats, #WheresTheChair, the JRJ Chair’s twitter feed, and recent articles. Feel free to explore the other pages where you will find my bio, the history of the JRJ Chair and bios on previous Chairs, useful resources on Black Lives Matter in Medicine, and the Black Med Ed Collaborative. And check out the new Black Blog.

Black Blog is live... focusing on Black Studies, Black Med Education, Black Health, Black life, Black research, and Black issues... read more

JRJ CHAIR CHATS

September 23rd, 2021 at 4:30 - 6:00 PM AST
JRJ CHAIR CHAT
To attend, in person or via MS Teams, please register at Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/jrj-chair-chat-tickets-173560613467
Food provided for in-person attendees! COVID-19 protocols in place.
For more information, please contact jrj-chair-admin@dal.ca.

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WHERE'S THE CHAIR?

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Breaking Barriers: The fight against 2SLGBTQ+ health disparities in Nova Scotia

Date/Time: Friday, August 20th @ 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (AST)

Click to REGISTER NOW!

Join the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) for an hour of virtual education, awareness, and advocacy as we discuss some of the health disparities faced by the 2SLGBTQ+ community, and what is happening locally to overcome them.

You can look forward to hearing from a panel of Dalhousie researchers as they dive into their work. Following their presentations, we encourage you to join the discussion and put your questions to the panel during a live Q&A. Register now! Featuring:  

  • Dr. Matthew Numer, discussing his work at the Dalhousie SHaG lab, an umbrella under which Dr. Numer and associated students research LGBTQ health, sexualized violence, Indigenous boys and men's health, and e-learning.
  • Dr. OmiSoore Dryden, discussing her work as Principal Investigator of #GotBlood2Give / #DuSangÀDonner , a research project that seeks to identify the barriers Black gay, bisexual, and trans men encounter with donating blood and also analyses how anti-black racism, colonialism, and sexual exceptionalism shapes the blood system in Canada.

 
@OntScienceCtr:  If you are not familiar with @OmiSooreDryden and her important work within the scientific, LGBTQ2S+ & Black communities, we encourage you to learn more. The @JRJCHAIR’s research focuses on the experiences of Black people within Canada’s medical & health systems. #PrideMonth


CTV | YOUR MORNING: Meet the Person Working to Break Down the Blood Donation Barriers for LGBTQ2S+ Men

CTV’s Your Morning delivers original perspectives and unique insights into the headlines of the day. Click to watch Dr. Dryden and Ben Mulroney talk about Dr. Dryden’s work fighting systemic racism in Canada’s healthcare system, and blood donation barriers for LGBTQ2S+ men.