september, 2017

20sep12:00 pm- 1:30 pmCentre Talks: Health equity-contradictions the workplace


Event Details

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Presentation by: Nanky Rai

Introduced and moderated by: Malika Sharma

Many health care workplaces have mandates to improve health equity. In reality, however, institutional structures such as medical schools and hospitals often reproduce and intensify inequities. This session is designed to help physicians, nurses, social workers, receptionists, administrators, managers and researchers:

  • Recognize some of the ways in which inequities are reproduced through the medical system.
  • Identify some opportunities to shift practices, improve outcomes, and mitigate negative impacts.

Nanky Rai is formally trained in public health and has recently graduated as a family physician from St. Michael’s Hospital (SMH) Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM). Her interests include building anti-oppressive medical education and clinical practice as well as health activism. She is the recipient of SMH’s DFCM Quality Improvement Impact Award as well as the Resident Advocacy Award. She is also the recipient of University of Toronto’s 2017 Robert Sheppard Award for Health Equity and Social Justice.

Malika Sharma is a post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael’s Hospital and an infectious disease and HIV physician at St. Michael’s Hospital and Maple Leaf Medical Clinic. She is also an HIV consultant at Regent Park Community Health Centre, serving non-insured people living with HIV. Malika has a Masters in Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.


(Wednesday) 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Room 241, 209 Victoria St., venue is wheelchair accessible


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