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Media Advisory - New Queen's University lecture series kicks off with transgender focused family doctor James Makokis

Monday, October 21, 2019

KINGSTON – The Dr. M. Nancy Tatham and Donna Henderson Lectureship will promote inclusivity in medical education by inviting scholars and experts from diverse backgrounds, with special attention paid to LGBTQ2 and Indigenous issues.

The lectureship is organized by the School of Medicine’s undergraduate Diversity Panel.

Dr. Makokis is a Two-Spirited Cree family physician who works closely with the transgender community. 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 leads one of North America’s most progressive and successful transgender focused medical practices.

The lecture begins Wednesday, October 23 at 5 pm in the Britton Smith Lecture Theatre in the School of Medicine Building, 15 Arch Street. The media portion of the event will start at 6 pm with Dr. Tatham and Dr. Makokis both available for interviews.


Anne Craig, Media Relations Officer

613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca