Speakers Series

The Women's Health & Mental Well-being Speakers Series is organized through the Women's Health Research Chair in Mental Health office. Among its goals are to promote interdisciplinary understanding of women's health and mental well-being. Drawing from their research and scholarship, invited speakers will present on diverse areas of women's health and mental well-being. The intended audience for the Speakers Series is students, faculty, and community members. The Speakers Series will take place on Wednesdays (12noon - 1pm) at York University. Audience members from other institutes are welcome to attend the presentations.

2012-2015 Speakers Series Poster Links:

February 23, 2015, 12:00pm - 2:30pm, 280N York Lanes, York University.
The Role of Gender and Ethnicity in the Well-being and Integration of Iranian and Afghan Older Adult Immigrant Women in Canada, by Dr. Mahdieh Dastjerdi (School of Nursing, York University), Adeena Niazi (Afghan Women’s Organization) and Afkham Mardukhi (Iranian Women's Organization of Ontario).

April 24, 2013, 12pm - 1pm, 280N York Lanes
Women living with homelessness: they are (almost) invisible by Dr. Isolde Daiski

March 13, 2013, 12pm - 1pm, 280N York Lanes
Dying at home: the normalization and silencing of women's caregiving roles in palliative care by Dr. Lisa Seto Nielsen.

January 23, 2013, 12pm - 1pm, 280N York Lanes
Maternal grief the need for social support by Dr. Deborah Davidson and Helena Stahls.

November 20, 2012, 12pm - 1pm, 280N York Lanes
Filling in the puzzle of a social justice framework for crtical health research: Lessons learned from Iris Young and Paulo Freire by Dr. Sannie Tang.

September 26, 2012, 3pm - 4pm, 214 Calumet College
How the spiritual body is connected to our health and why the Aboriginal cultural traditions are important to rebuild/strengthen our communities by Lee Maracle.

2012-2013 Event Poster
Women's Health and Mental Wellbeing Speakers Series - 2012-2013

2011- 2012 Event Poster
Women's Health and Mental Wellbeing Speakers Series - 2011 - 2012

Discussion Summaries:
Women's Health and Mental Wellbeing Speakers Series - 2012 - 2013
Women's Health and Mental Wellbeing Speakers Series - 2011 - 2012
Women's Health and Mental Wellbeing Speakers Series - 2010 - 2011
Women's Health and Mental Wellbeing Speakers Series - 2009 - 2010
Women's Health and Mental Wellbeing Speakers Series - 2008 - 2009