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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



The Truth About Residential Schools

The Whole Truth About Residential Schools: Then and Now, a new, educator-focused webinar series offered by Nelson, at no cost.

The series, beginning on September 15, 2021 at 6:30 PM EST, will focus on learning and teaching the history of Indian Residential Schools in Canada.

Teachers will be provided with a comprehensive overview of the Residential School System, and the intergenerational impacts and actions resulting from the Indian Residential School Settlement agreement. Educational leaders will learn how to support educators teaching about residential schools, while engaging parents and community as they seek ways that they can support this important work.

The series features an impressive list of presenters including:

  • Jay Jones, President, Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association, Ontario
  • Bobbie-Jo Leclair, Vice-Principal of Indigenous Education, Intercultural Understandings and Transformation, Louis Riel School Division, Saskatchewan
  • Wyatt White, Assistant Professor, Mi’kmaw Studies, Quebec
  • Seneca Dueck, Co-founder, Roots of Resilience Education Foundation, Alberta
  • Charlene Bearhead, Educator, Author and Indigenous Education Advocate, Alberta


The series aligns with Nelson’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation and our mission of supporting the development of a deeper understanding of our shared history and how this history can be meaningfully addressed within the learning environment.


Through initiatives such as capacity-building webinars, Nelson seeks to support educators in creating inclusive learning environments where each student feels a sense of belonging and sees themselves as a valued member of the learning community.


While the series is educator-focused, there is essential knowledge to be gained for non-educators as well and we encourage everyone to attend.


Those interested in attending the series can register here at no-cost. If they are unable to attend one of the sessions, they can still register to receive a recording of that session.

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