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Dr. Marcia Anderson presents at the 2024 Marjorie Ward Lecture

Vice-Dean of Indigenous Health will discuss Cultural Safety and Anti-Racism in Health Care on March 11th, 2024.

February 9, 2024 — 

Dr. Marcia Anderson has spent a lot of time thinking about how anti-racist and social justice change will happen in the health care system and has advocated for cultural interventions in health care for many years. On March 11 in St John’s College, the change-maker and Vice-Dean of Indigenous health, social justice and anti-racism in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences will present the Marjorie Ward lecture.

Known as the most important academic event of the year at St John’s College, the Marjorie Ward Lecture Series focuses on Canadian research, particularly in Western Canada. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the prestigious event. 

Anderson, who is Cree-Anishinaabe, will discuss her research in Indigenous health in a talk entitled, “Cultural Safety and Anti-Racism in Health Care: An Evolving Theory of Change.”   

Anderson holds a long list of career accomplishments and has made impactful changes with her research in the communities she works with, the network she has built, and the work she continues to do as Vice-Dean in Rady Health. She currently serves as chair of the Indigenous Health Network for the Association of Faculties of Medicine (AFMC) and was named one of the eight winners of the 2022 Doctors Manitoba Awards.

Join us as we learn more about cultural safety and anti-racism in health care on March 11 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the Robert Schultz Theatre located in St John’s College, with a question-and-answer period to follow the lecture and a reception in the Galleria catered by the Daily Bread Cafe.  

To learn more about Dr. Marcia Anderson, visit the Rady Faculty of Health Science website. 


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