Events taking place September 26-30*
*more events being added
Educational exhibit: “Where are the Children? Healing the Impacts of Residential Schools” (Hosted by Faculty of Medicine) – *CANCELLED*
Due to unforeseen shipping delays, this exhibition has been cancelled.
- The book draw is still
- The Faculty community is also invited to visit the RGN Atrium to share their personal commitment to Truth and Reconciliation on a paper orange T-shirt, to be displayed in the Atrium.
This exhibition, the first in Canada to be developed on residential schools, spans over 125 years and contains photographs and documents from the 1880s to present day. Photographs, text panels and artifacts move the witness through the process of leaving home and arriving at school, to school activities and being part of a classroom. A section on the children who never returned home as well as on contemporary role models provides a wide range of perspectives.
Listening and Honouring Residential School Survivors (Hosted by Faculty of Education)
Lamoureux Hall (LMX), room 203
145 Jean-Jacques-Lussier Private
Vigil for Joyce Echaquan
September 28th marks the second anniversary of the death of Joyce Echaquan, an Atikamekw woman who died in hospital after suffering abuse from healthcare workers. This university joined other institutions and individuals in signing , and this year, a twilight vigil will be held on the lawn of Tabaret Hall on Wednesday, September 28th at 6:30 p.m. to honour her memory and the memory of all who have lost their lives to discrimination and violence.
Wednesday, September 28th at 6:30 p.m.
550 Cumberland Street
Webinar: A Nehiyô Family Doctor’s perspective on Truth, Reconciliation and Medicine (Organized by the Faculty of Medicine)
In this session, Dr. James Makokis will discuss his own family’s personal experience in relation to “Indian Residential Schools,” the lasting and continued impact of intergenerational trauma, and how he works to address this in his life with specific attention to the field of Medicine. The presentation will be in English. This event is for students, staff and faculty members of the University of Ottawa. Please register using your @uOttawa.ca email address to receive a Zoom link .
Speaker Bio: Dr. James A. Makokis is a Nehiyô (Plains Cree) Family Physician from the Saddle Lake Cree Nation in northeastern Alberta. He most recently won Season Seven of the Amazing Race Canada with his husband Anthony Johnson as “Team Ahkameyimok” (“Never give up” in the Plains Cree language). Since starting his practice in Alberta in 2012, Dr. Makokis has become a leader in the areas of Indigenous health, equity, diversity and inclusion, anti-racism, and transgender health. He is a proud alumnus of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine’s Indigenous Program (MD2010), and a recipient of the Faculty’s Rising Star Alumni Award of Distinction in 2020.
This event is presented by the at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. For more information, contact .
Thursday, November 29 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Join a beading circle at the Indigenous Resource Centre to make your own orange t-shirt pin! There will be two sessions open to the university community:
September 26, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
September 27, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
145 Séraphin-Marion Private
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Join us for a ceremony to honour the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with guest speakers from the community, including the Indigenous Students’ Association and President Jacques Frémont. Open to the public. Guests are encouraged to wear orange.
September 30, 2022, at 9:00 a.m.
136 University Private