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A new conversation on the death of Brian Sinclair

April 1, 2014 — 

Experts will start a new conversation at the University of Manitoba about Brian Sinclair, an Aboriginal man who died in a Winnipeg hospital’s waiting room after being ignored for 34 hours.

The conversation will feature a medical perspective, and then a community and legal perspective.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Barry Lavallee (University of Manitoba’s Centre for Aboriginal Health Education)
  • Dr. Annette Browne (UBC School of Nursing)
  • Dr. Donna Martin (University of Manitoba, Faculty of Nursing)
  • Dr. Emma LaRocque (University of Manitoba, Department of Native Studies)
  • Emily Hill (Senior Staff Lawyer, Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto, counsel at the Brian Sinclair Inquest)
  • Katherine Hensel (Hensel Barrister, counsel in the Ipperwash Inquiry and the British Columbia’s Missing & Murdered Women’s Inquiry)

The event is sponsored by the University of Manitoba’s Faculties of Law and Medicine, the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, KaNi Kanichihk, Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto, and the family of Brian Sinclair.

What: Beginning Conversation on Systemic Discrimination and the Death of Brian Sinclair
When: Friday, Apr. 4, 2014
Medical perspective: 1 p.m.
Community and legal perspective: 3 p.m.
Where: Moot Court Room, Faculty of Law (Robson Hall), 224 Dysart Rd., Fort Garry campus

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