Where Was the Chair
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.
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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