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Queen's HHRC:

Refugee & Immigrant Health

12-13 FEBRUARY 2022          VIRTUAL

The Conference

Three days of powerful dialogue

16 - 18 November 2018       Kingston, ON.

The 2018 Health and Human Rights Conference (HHRC) will be examining contemporary drug issues as they relate to the Canadian landscape. As of 2018, we are poised at a critical point in many drug-related contentions, particularly with regard to the provision of and access to necessary drugs and to the control of substance wholesale and usage. Given  the imminence and influential nature of these affairs in every public sphere, HHRC 2018 aspires to unpack some of these conversations and to provide students and community members with an entry point to understanding the underlying forces that have shaped headline issues today, including the legalization of cannabis, the opioid crisis, and pharmacare.
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The Conference

Two days of powerful dialogue

12 - 13 FEBRUARY 2022          Virtual

The 2021-2022 Health and Human Rights Conference (HHRC) entitled “Refugee and Migrant Health” is focused on understanding the context of health for newcomers, both in Canada and globally. 

The objectives of this conference are to (1) Share evidence based knowledge and experience of newcomer health (2) Discuss how to build capacity by understanding barriers newcomers face when seeking healthcare and how to remove them and (3) Advocate for equitable care and improved health outcomes for newcomers. 


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About HHRC

The Queen's Health and Human Rights Conference (HHRC) is an annual event that is entering its 21st year as of 2021-2022. HHRC aims to provide students and community members with the opportunity to participate in interdisciplinary conversations about health topics from a human right lens with multidisciplinary perspectives. Wholly student-organized, the conference attracts a diverse audience of fellow students from the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels, as well as community members and even students from other universities across Canada. Over the last 20 years, HHRC has welcomed activists, academics, front-line workers, and many others to the stage to challenge and encourage participants to consider health and human rights more deeply.

What is Queen's HHRC?






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We are excited to introduce a multi-disciplinary speaker team, as well as a variety of large and small-scale workshops.



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UGME Aesculapian Society Dean's Fund 


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Attending Virtually

Given the constraints of COVID-19, we are pleased to offer a virtual
conference this year. Closed captioning will be provided. After purchasing a ticket, attendees will be given a link to join the conference via Zoom. 

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