Navigating a Colonial Institution:
Refugee & Migrant Health
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.
(3) Advocate for equitable care and improved health outcomes for newcomers.
Anyone is welcome! Students, Family Physicians, Primary Care Practitioners, Specialists, Nurses, Mental Health Workers, Nurse Practitioners, Allied Health Workers, Policy & Public Health Specialists, Refugees, Researchers, Community Members and other Professionals interested in refugee health.
The planning of this year's conference would not have been possible without the guidance of our faculty advisors, Dr. Karen Lawford and Dr. Nazik Hammad, as well as student representatives from the Queen's Black Medical Student Association and the Queen's Medicine Indigenous Health Standing Committee.