Humanities-IPE Lunch and Learns for 2016-17

The Inter-professional Education-Health Humanities Lunch and Learns for this term will begin on September 22nd.

All of these one hour sessions are held at 500 University Avenue at noon.

Please address queries to:

More details/updates on the following Lunch and Learns can be found at:

Some sessions (as indicated online)  will require an RSVP.

September 22: Bill Gayner MSW
Topic: Mindfulness

In today’s lunch we will explore how mindfulness can enhance self-care, therapeutic presence and inter-professional communication, by softening our defenses and deepening our compassion and empathy for ourselves and others. The session will include brief talks, meditation, journaling, reflection and sharing in pairs. Please bring a notebook or digital device to write with.”

October 20: Bill Mah MD
Topic: Medically Assisted Death

How teams can  approach /discuss/make sense of  the new legislation in the context of patient care.

November 17: Andreas Laupacis MD
Topic: Faces of Healthcare

A discussion of patient narratives- both stories and photo-journalism, as curated on the popular website:

January 19:  Donna Romano RN, PHD and Alan Fung MD
Topic: Inter-professionalism: Reflecting On Working With Others

Description: During this interactive ‘lunch and learn’ session, participants will have the opportunity to review key competencies of IP collaboration. Discuss the facilitators/barriers to working collaboratively on an IP team and reflect on your own practice in working within an IP team and share strategies that foster IP collaboration.

February 16: Isabelle Fryszberg OT
Topic:  What’s Art Got To Do With It

Discussion and arts-based reflective exercises linked to the acclaimed documentary “What’s Art Got To Do With It”   See

Save the Dates:

March 9: TBD
April 20: TBD