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Dr. James Makokis: Decolonizing Medicine: Creating an Inclusive Space for Transgender and Two-Spirit People

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
School of Medicine/Abramsky House
Room: Britton Smith Lecture Hall (Rm 132)
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Dr. Makokis is the inaugural lecturer for the Dr. M. Nancy Tatham & Donna Henderson Lectureship. This lectureship will promote inclusivity in medical education by inviting scholars and experts from diverse backgrounds, with special attention paid to LGBTQ2 and Indigenous issues.

On October 23rd Makokis, a family physician, will kick off this lectureship with his presentation, “Decolonizing Medicine: Creating an Inclusive Space for Transgender and Two-Spirit People” 

Dr. Makokis is a proud Cree from the Saddle Lake First Nation in Northern Alberta. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Sciences, a Master of Health Science in Community Nutrition and a Doctorate in Medicine. He also received certification from the Aboriginal Family Medicine Training Program. Dr. Makokis is Two-Spirit and he leads one of North America’s most progressive and successful transgender focused medical practices.  His strong connections to his cultural beliefs, preventative health, spirituality, and Two-spirit perspective has helped him save lives within the LGBTQ2 and First Nation communities.

This lectureship is organized by the School of Medicine’s undergraduate Diversity Panel. Dr. Makokis was specifically requested by the medical students who serve on the panel as a speaker who exemplifies the mandate of this lectureship.

Time: 5pm, with a reception to follow at 6pm.

Location: 15 Arch Street (School of Medicine)

Public is Welcome. Seats are first come, first serve. 

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