Where Was the Chair
April 21, 2021: JRJ Chair Chat via Zoom
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 4:30 - 5:30 PM AST join the JRJ CHAIR CHAT via Zoom
March 17, 2021: JRJ Chair Chat via Zoom
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 4:30 - 5:30 PM, join the Zoom Meeting at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83756239314
March 12, 2021: James R. Johnston Salon
In honour of the anniversary of James R. Johnston's birth, Dr. OmiSoore H. Dryden hosted the 2nd James R. Johnston Salon on March 12th at 5:00 PM AST (4:00 PM EST) via Zoom, with special guests Dr. Barbara Hamilton-Hinch and Dr. Roberta Timothy.
February 17, 2021: JRJ Chair Chat via Zoom
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 4:30 - 5:30 PM, join the Zoom Meeting at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83960758512
February 11, 2021: MSVU Black & Indigenous Scholar Series
Dr. OmiSoore Dryden launches the inaugural Black and Indigenous Speaker Series hosted by the MSVU Research Office on Thursday, February 11th, 2021 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM AST. Dr. Dryden's lecture will focus on Critical Race Theory, #BlackLivesMatter and Health Care. The virtual event (via Microsfot Teams) is open to the public. To attend, email your RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
February 2, 2021: BCSA PANEL DISCUSSION
Black Student Advising Centre at Dalhousie University is hosting the 2021 African Heritage Month Virtual event IMPACT OF RACISM ON HEALTH: ESPECIALLY DURING THE COVID-19 PERIOD. Join the event via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM AST.
In the past year, there has been quite a bit of discussion surrounding the impact that COVID-19 has had on communities of colour. In particular, on the effect that it has had on Black communities across Canada and the United States. According to medical experts, the lack of access these communities have to healthcare and the high levels of poverty found within them have made them even more vulnerable to the pandemic. On February 2nd, 2021 join Dr. OmiSoore Dryden, JRJ Chair in Black Canadian Studies and moderator Tiffany Gordon lead the discussions on the effect of racism on our health, especially duirng the Covid-19 period.
January 20, 2021: JRJ Chair Chat via Zoom
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 4:30 - 5:30 PM, join the Zoom Meeting at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88986811114
November 18, 2020: JRJ Chair Chat via Zoom
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 4:00 - 6:00 PM, join the Zoom Meeting at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88986811114
October 21, 2020: JRJ Chair Chat via Zoom
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 4:00 - 6:00 PM, join the Zoom Meeting at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88986811114
September 16, 2020: JRJ Chair Chat via Zoom
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 4:00 - 6:00 PM, join the Zoom Meeting at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88986811114
June 5, 2020: Speak Truth to Power: Forum on Anti-Black Racism
June 5, 2020: 6:00 – 7:30 PM ADT (5:00 - 6:30 EDT)
Speak Truth to Power: Forum on Anti-Black Racism
Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness are part of Dalhousie’s core values. It is within this context that we acknowledge the anger, pain, fear, frustration and anxiety that so many are experiencing in response to the unjust racial tragedies experienced by Black people in North America and beyond. We unequivocally condemn the racist acts that have sparked such broad outrage and social action.
Click the link to watch this engaging online forum on Anti-Black Racism held on June 5, 2020, aiming to hold space, provide avenues of learning and growth, and to urge all of us to take action.
May 30, 2020: Anti-Black Racism: Systemic and Institutional Impacts Panel Discussion and Q&A
30 May 2020: 8:00 – 10:30 PM ADT (7:00 - 9:30 EDT)
Anti-Black Racism: Systemic and Institutional Impacts Panel Discussion and Q&A
Join online/register at ajax.ca/InConversation
St. Francis Centre for community, Arts & Culture
78 Church St. S., Ajax ON
April 18, 2020: We Can't Police Our Way Out of The Pandemic
April 18, 2020:#BLACK HEALTH MATTERS: Responding to COVID-19 Forum by Dalla Lana School of Public Health with hosts Dr. Rai Reece and Dr. Roberta K. Timothy
#BLACK HEALTH MATTERS: Responding to COVID-19 Forum
by Dalla Lana School of Public Health with hosts Dr. Rai Reece and Dr. Roberta K. Timothy
Saturday, 18 April 2020 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT (7:00 PM ADT) - click here to register via Eventbrite!
In this two-hour forum, we intend to discuss, race-based data collection and government response and black service providers experience during the pandemic among many topics. The hosts want to engage in a fulsome discussion on a collective community response.
Hosts will open the floor to questions and comments throughout the event. For the list of scheduled speakers, please see the Eventbright event page.
Register via Eventbrite to receive a link for the Zoom event and password. The meeting link and password will be sent to you AN HOUR before the live forum. Speakers (in alphabetical order):
- Beverly Bain, Professor Women Gender and Sexuality Studies, Department of Historical Studies, University of Toronto, Mississauga Campus
- Shana Calixte, Manager, Mental Health and Addictions, Public Health Sudbury & Districts
- Dr. OmiSoore Dryden, James R. Johnston Chair in Black Studies at Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Medicine
- Mercy Lillian Gichuki, Program Manager, VAW
- Notisha Massaquoi, Principal Consultant, Nyanda Consulting, PhD Candidate
- Dr. Onye Nnorom, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, DFCM, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
- Maureen Owino, PhD Candidate Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
March 6, 2020: Feminist Seminar Series: Black Feminist Health Studies with Dr. OmiSoore Dryden
Friday, March 6, 2020 at 12:00 noon AST - Dalhousie McCain Bldg - Rm #2021
March 2, 2020: Black Activism in Education and Community - Asserting Black Presence in Canada with Dr. OmiSoore Dryden
Monday, March 2, 2020 at 6:30 PM AST - UBC Robson Square HSBC Hall:
For more information, go to equity.ubc.ca/omisoore
February 27, 2020: JRJ CHAIR CHAT via Video/TeleConference
- Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 4:00 PM PST (8:00 PM AST) - University of Victoria - Clearihue #C110
UVic Decolonial Solidarity Relations Panel
For more information, visit University of Victoria School of Social Work
February 27, 2020 at 4:00 PM AST - Dalhousie CRC Bldg - Rm #C206 (Dean's Council Room)
February 26, 2020: UVic Public Lecture | HEALTH EQUITY - DO BLACK LIVES MATTER??
- Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 3:00 PM PST (7:00 PM AST) - University of Victoria - Clearihue #A307
UVic PUBLIC LECTURE: Health Equity - Do Black Lives Matter?
For more information, visit University of Victoria School of Social Work
January 23, 2020: CHAIR CHAT for Black sudents in health professions and graduate school
November 28, 2019: CHAIR CHAT for Black sudents in health professions and graduate school
November 22, 2019:Women's Wellness Within Conference Keynote
- Nov 22: Keynote. Women’s Wellness Within Conference, Halifax (https://www.womenswellnesswithin.org/www-annual-conference-2019)
November 20, 2019: Community Welcomes Dr. OmiSoore Dryden, JRJ Chair
- Nov 20: Community Welcome, Dr. OmiSoore Dryden, James R. Johnston Chair, 6-7:30pm, Halifax Community YMCA, 2269 Gottingen Street
November 8, 2019: Canadian Blood Services Knowledge Synthesis Forum - Toronto, ON
Nov 6-8: Canadian Blood Services Knowledge Synthesis Forum, Toronto
October 26, 2019: CHAIR CHAT for Black students in health professions and graduate school
October 23, 2019: Dalhousie Medical School welcomes James Robinson Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies
Dr. OmiSoore H. Dryden, an interdisciplinary scholar working at the intersections of health science, social science and humanities, has been named Dalhousie’s James Robinson Johnston (JRJ) Chair in Black Canadian Studies.
The James Robinson Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies is an endowed national senior academic chair, established in Halifax to honour and recognize the unique historical presence of African Nova Scotians.
Esteemed holders of the JRJ Chair have been located throughout various Dal faculties, including Law, Health and Arts and Social Sciences. With Dr. Dryden as Chair, the Chair will now be located in the Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Community Health & Epidemiology.
To read more about the event, click here...
October 16, 2019: Nova Scotia Legal Aid AGM | INTERSECTIONALITY: RACE, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AND GENDER IDENTITY
Dr. OmiSoore Dryden talked at the Nova Scotia Legal Aid AGM in White Point Beach Resort, NS, on October 16th on the subject of Intersectionality: Race, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity.
October 3, 2019: Dalhousie Black Faculty and Staff Caucus and Black Cultural Centre Public Lecture | THE IMPORTANCE OF BLACK CANADIAN STUDIES IN MEDICAL EDUCATION
Dalhousie Black Faculty and Staff Caucus and the Black Cultural Centre present a free public lecture, The Importance of Black Canadian Studies in Medical Education by Dr. OmiSoore Dryden, the new James Robinson Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University.
September 26, 2019: First Chair Chat | MEET THE CHAIR!
September 13, 2019: Health Law Seminar Series | ANTI-BLACK RACISM, HOMOPHOBIA, AND CANADIAN BLOOD DONATION PRACTICES
Dr. OmiSoore Dryden's talk, Anti-Black Racism, Homophobia, and Canadian Blood Donation Practices, opens the 2019/20 Season of the Dalhousie Health Law Institue Seminar Series. Click here to watch the talk...
August 26, 2019: St. FX University Annual August Teaching Event | DISABILITY, ACCESS, EQUITY & EDUCATION: CREATING WELCOMING COMMUNITIES
St. Francis Xavier University Fifth Annual August Teaching Event: Disability, Access, Equity & Education: Creating Welcoming Communities Monday, August 26th to Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 This year, the event is organized within the conference ‘Disability, Access, Equity & Education: Creating Welcoming Communities’. To view the full program, click here.
10:45AM-12:45PM OPENING PLENARY: OmiSoore Dryden, James R. Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies, Associate Professor, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University: “Constituted as a Problem: Black Queer Life and the Politics of (Equity, Diversity and) Inclusion”
July 21, 2019: Film Screening & Panel Discussion | OUR DANCE OF REVOLUTION