Dr. Oyedeji Ayonrinde
Dr. Ayonrinde earned his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from University College Hospital in Ibadan, Nigeria and residency training in Psychiatry was at the Bethlem Royal and Maudsley Hospitals in London. He earned a MSc in Psychiatric Theory and Research at the University of London, a Diploma in History of Medicine from the Society of Apothecaries and an Executive MBA from Imperial College London. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and an International Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
Dr. Ayonrinde’s clinical experience spans addiction/substance misuse psychiatry, emergency and intensive care psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, psychosexual medicine and cross-cultural mental health. Widely sought after worldwide for his expertise, Dr. Ayonrinde has acted in consultation, training and advisory roles for clinicians and clinical services in Australia, China, Malta, Nigeria and the United States. He served as a Cannabis Awareness Expert for Health Canada, a Cannabis Awareness Trainer for the Canadian Armed Forces, and in curriculum and content development with the World Psychiatric Association. He has also established close working relationships with a number of marginalized indigenous populations globally.
Dr. Ayonrinde has a prolific publication record and has published widely in areas of culture and youth mental health, cannabis, racial trauma and the history of medicine in peer reviewed journals and book chapters. He is currently involved in several national and international research and innovation projects.
Dr. Ashley Waddington
Dr. Waddington is an Associate Professor in the division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. She graduated from McMaster medical school in 2006. Dr. Waddington came to Queen’s for the Contraception Advice, Research and Education (CARE) Fellowship after completing residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Dalhousie University. Completed the Fellowship in 2013 and then have been a co-director of the Fellowship since 2014. Also completed a Masters of Public Administration in the School of Policy Studies at Queens in 2014. She founded the Complications of Early Pregnancy Clinic at Kingston Health Sciences Centre in 2013 and the Transgender Clinic at KHSC in 2017.
Dr. Waddington is currently the Medical Director of the Lakeside Clinic (therapeutic abortion clinic) at Kingston General Hospital since 2014, Medical director of the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence (SA/DV) Program at Kingston Health Sciences Centre and Lennox and Addington Hospital (Napanee) since 2019.
Her clinical practice is in general Obstetrics and Gynecology, with a focus in family planning and transgender healthcare. My clinical and research interests include complicated contraceptive cases, abortion care and access, adolescent gynecology, early pregnancy complications, patient safety and quality improvement, and transgender health.
Autumn McDougall (she/they) is a Public Education Assistant at the Sexual Assault Centre Kingston. They are an advocate for survivors of gender-based violence. With a focus on re-envisioning conversations about the intersection of gender and sexual violence, Autumn's approach respects and highlights a survivor's autonomy and right to choose. From New Brunswick, Autumn holds a Bachelor of Arts from St. Thomas University in History & Human Rights.
Andy Wang graduated from the School of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University in 1983. He is also a licensed Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncturist since 1995 and a Fellow of Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapist in 1999. He has been treating orthopaedic and sport injuries in Sudbury, ON in his private physiotherapy practice, ASAP Physio Inc. since 2012. He is also an orthopaedic instructor for the Ontario Orthopaedic Division of the Ontario Physiotherapy Association (OPA) and current recipient of Leadership and Advocacy Award from OPA 2023. Currently he is completing his DScPT and DMin in Michigan and Florida respectively.
Joseph and Kristy Pitawanakwat
Joseph is Ojibway from Wiikwemkoong, married with one daughter. I am the Founder & Director of Creators Garden, an Indigenous outdoor, and online, education based business, focused on plant identification, beyond-sustainable harvesting, and teaching every one of their linguistic, historical, cultural, edible, ecological and medicinal significance through experiences. His lectures and intensive programming is easily adaptable to make appropriate and successfully delivered to a variety of organizations. Including over 100 first nations communities, 20 Universities and 12 colleges and dozens of various institutions throughout Canada and the United States and beyond. He has learned from hundreds of traditional knowledge holders and uniquely blends and reinforces it with and array of western sciences.