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.
James R. Johnston Anniversary Celebration
Dal’s James R. Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies celebrates 25 years of scholarly impact... A quarter century ago, Dalhousie made history when it became the first university in Canada to create a dedicated academic position devoted to Black Canadian Studies.
Since then, the four scholars who have held the James R. Johnson Chair in Black Canadian Studies — including current Johnston Chair, OmiSoore Dryden — have carved out a unique and lasting impact in the field through their work. Read the full article by Matt Reeder for Dal News (January 26, 2022).
WHERE'S THE CHAIR?
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.