Welcome

 

James Paul portrait

Welcome to the Department of Anesthesia within the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University. The department has experienced steady growth over the last 10 years and is currently comprised of 34 full-time faculty and 165 part-time faculty.

Our major strength is people and several members of the department are in significant leadership roles within the hospitals and academic programs. Our hospital partners include Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph's Healthcare locally, but we also reach out into the community through the Waterloo Regional Campus and the Niagara Regional Campus.

- Dr. James Paul, Professor & Chair



News

Events

Sibley Lecture / MERIT Rounds - Anti-racism in Health Professional Education (Dr. Marcia Anderson)

This event will be livestreamed on Zoom.

In order to address the pervasive anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism in health care, anti-racist health professional education is a necessary step. This includes ensuring a learning environment that is safe for Black and Indigenous learners, a hidden curriculum that does not undermine formal curriculum elements, consideration of the workforce, and appropriate accountability mechanisms.

This event will be online only. Register here: https://bit.ly/SibleyLecture2021

Speaker
Dr. Marcia Anderson (Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba)

Dr. Marcia Anderson is Cree-Anishinaabe and grew up in the North End of Winnipeg. Her family roots go to Peguis First Nation and Norway House Cree Nation in Manitoba. She practices both Internal Medicine and Public Health as a Medical Officer of Health with Indigenous Services Canada- Manitoba Region. She is the Vice-Dean, Indigenous Health and the Executive Director of Indigenous Academic Affairs in the Ongomiizwin Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. She serves as the Chair of the Indigenous Health Network of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada and the Chair of the National Consortium for Indigenous Medical Education. She is a Past President of the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada and Past Chair of the Pacific Region Indigenous Doctors Congress. She was recognized for her contributions to Indigenous peoples health with a National Aboriginal Achievement Award in March 2011. In 2018 she was named one of the 100 most powerful women in Canada by the Women’s Executive Network. Throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Anderson has been honored to serve First Nations communities as one of the leads of the Manitoba First Nation Pandemic Response and Coordination Team.

Description of presentation
In order to address the pervasive anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism in health care, anti-racist health professional education is a necessary step. This includes ensuring a learning environment that is safe for Black and Indigenous learners, a hidden curriculum that does not undermine formal curriculum elements, consideration of the workforce, and appropriate accountability mechanisms. Anti-racism efforts have to be at least as pervasive as the expressions of multi-level racism in health care and health professional education.

**The John C. Sibley Award ceremony (at 6pm) will immediately follow the lecture in the same room.

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