Mixed Media & Medicine – this month 🗓

In honour of International Women’s Day, Black History Month & National Poetry Month

We invite faculty, students, residents, fellows, one and all to the next gathering of Mixed Media & Medicine at a zoom near you on March 24th:

         What is your favorite piece of writing and why?  

It might be a poem, a passage from a novel, an extract from a memoir, a greeting card (please don’t, lol), a rousing verse/chorus, a piece of graffiti you saw on the subway: whatever it is, please bring a piece something that inspires you on March 24th at 6:30pm.

We are not big on rules but in the interest of respect for all present we do ask the following: 

  1. No long passages: keep them at 2-3 minutes if possible. We would prefer you bring two or three brief ones rather than one long one; that way most people get to share
  2. Be prepared to discuss why this inspires you: when did you first come across it? Who were you with? Why does it speak to you? What do you know about how it was made?
  3. If there is a visual to help the share by all means, we are expert screen-sharers now
  4. No violence, vulgarity or overt sexuality: this is not an invitation to make people uncomfortable, or to air political agendas.. While we are not in the business of censorship, we will immediately shut down & remove inappropriate material and those responsible.
  5. As always, be respectful; all choices and reasons for such are valid and welcome.
  6. If you see a neighbour struggling, jump in and help out

Hi There,

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Mar 24, 2022 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://utoronto.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpcuihrjwtE9AHX9BQMYoY5pu-lBZVyA9c  

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Why not register for the rest of the year and add us to your calendar?

See you on a screen sometime soon!

Conor & Jane, MMM

MMM February Rounds 🗓

February 24th at 630pm EST———–

Video thrilled Mixed Media Bards …

well, who’d a thunk you could have this much fun watching music vids?!

Faculty, students, residents, come one come all; upon unanimous request, we take our 2nd dive into Music in 2022 but with the same theme:

What is your favorite Music Video and why??? 

What are the standout vids that blow your mind, sometimes elevating an average song further than possibly imagined? Hello, MADONNA, Michael Jackson, Red Hot Chili Peppers 😱

Please bring a favorite video or two for sharing on February 24th at 6:30pm.

We are not big on rules but in the interest of respect for all present we do ask the following:

  1. No long videos: keep them at 2-3 minutes if possible. We would prefer you bring two or three brief ones rather than one long one; that way most people get to share
  2. Sharing YouTube clips works best but please check the clip beforehand for AV quality, especially volume
  3. Be prepared to discuss why this video and / or song is important: when did you first see it? Who were you with? Why does it speak to you? What do you know about how it was made?
  4. No violence, vulgarity or overt sexuality: this is not an invitation to make people uncomfortable. While we are not in the business of censorship, we will immediately shut down & remove inappropriate material and those responsible.
  5. As always, be respectful; all choices and reasons for such are valid and welcome.

Hi there,

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Feb 24, 2022 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://utoronto.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpcuihrjwtE9AHX9BQMYoY5pu-lBZVyA9c

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Mixed Media & Medicine. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Offers a novel discussion space for group learning, reflection and new modes of presentation that are open to all medical learners – student, faculty & staff alike. From our own UofT literary journal ARS MEDICA (https://ars-medica.ca/index.php/journal) to Zine Archives in Graphic Medicine (https://www.graphicmedicine.org/comic-type/zine/) and everything in between (Poetry, Comics, YOUTUBES, Monologues, Short Short Stories you name it), we are excited to provide a safe space for participants to discuss short(ish) representations that address spirit, wellness, resilience , consciousness, and reflection. This is an inclusive environment to which ALL are welcomed and equally valued. Please spread the word amongst all people medical – students, faculty, colleagues, tutors, professors, residents, fellows, undergrads, postgrads.

utoronto.zoom.us

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Why not register for the rest of the year and add us to your calendar?

See you on the dancefloor!

Conor & Jane, mmm

If A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words, then videos … MMM goes MTV 🗓

Faculty, students, residents, come one come all. We invite you to join us for our first foray into Music this year but with a twist, what is your favorite Music Video and why???

What are the standout vids that blew your mind, sometimes elevating an average song further than possibly imagined? Hello, MADONNA, 😱

Please bring a favorite video or two for sharing on January 27th at 6:30pm.

We are not big on rules but in the interest of respect for all present we do ask the following:

  1. No long videos: keep them at 2-3 minutes if possible. We would prefer you bring two or three brief ones rather than one long one; that way most people get to share
  2. Sharing YouTube clips works best but please check the clip beforehand for AV quality, especially volume
  3. Be prepared to discuss why this video and / or song is important: when did you first see it? Who were you with? Why does it speak to you? What do you know about how it was made?
  4. No violence, vulgarity or overt sexuality: this is not an invitation to make people uncomfortable. While we are not in the business of censorship, we will immediately shut down & remove inappropriate material and those responsible.
  5. As always, be respectful; all choices and reasons for such are valid and welcome.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://utoronto.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpcuihrjwtE9AHX9BQMYoY5pu-lBZVyA9c

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Mixed Media & Medicine. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting. Offers a novel discussion space for group learning, reflection and new modes of presentation that are open to all medical learners – student, faculty & staff alike. From our own UofT literary journal ARS MEDICA (https://ars-medica.ca/index.php/journal) to Zine Archives in Graphic Medicine (https://www.graphicmedicine.org/comic-type/zine/) and everything in between (Poetry, Comics, YOUTUBES, Monologues, Short Short Stories you name it), we are excited to provide a safe space for participants to discuss short(ish) representations that address spirit, wellness, resilience , consciousness, and reflection. This is an inclusive environment to which ALL are welcomed and equally valued. Please spread the word amongst all people medical – students, faculty, colleagues, tutors, professors, residents, fellows, undergrads, postgrads.utoronto.zoom.us

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Why not register for the rest of the year and add us to your calendar?

See you on the dancefloor!

Conor & Jane, mmm

Let’s Make A Scene: Mixed Media & Medicine Returns to the Movies 🗓

Faculty, students, residents, come one come all. We invite you to join us for an exciting second foray into Film this year. People often discuss their favorite films but less frequently we hear conversation around those Scenes that Mean the Most To Us. What are the standout scenes that shaped your life, contribute to how you engage with your work, your life, your family? Please bring a favorite scene or two for sharing on November 25th at 6:30pm.

Outstanding contributions last time round comprised scenes films such as The Diving Bell & The Butterfly, The Theory of Everything, and The Night of The Hunter; what would you like to see this time out?

We are not big on rules but in the interest of respect for all present we do ask the following:

  1. No long scenes: keep them under 2 minutes. We would prefer you bring two or three brief scenes rather than one long one; that way most people get to share
  2. Sharing YouTube clips works best but please check the clip beforehand for AV quality
  3. Be prepared to discuss why this scene is important: when did you first see it? Who were you with? Why does it speak to you? What do you know about how it was made?
  4. No violence or vulgarity: this is not an invitation to make people uncomfortable. While we are not in the business of censorship, we will immediately shut down & remove inappropriate material and those responsible.
  5. As always, be respectful; all choices and reasons for such are valid and welcome.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://utoronto.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpcuihrjwtE9AHX9BQMYoY5pu-lBZVyA9c

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Mixed Media & Medicine. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.Offers a novel discussion space for group learning, reflection and new modes of presentation that are open to all medical learners – student, faculty & staff alike. From our own UofT literary journal ARS MEDICA (https://ars-medica.ca/index.php/journal) to Zine Archives in Graphic Medicine (https://www.graphicmedicine.org/comic-type/zine/) and everything in between (Poetry, Comics, YOUTUBES, Monologues, Short Short Stories you name it), we are excited to provide a safe space for participants to discuss short(ish) representations that address spirit, wellness, resilience , consciousness, and reflection. This is an inclusive environment to which ALL are welcomed and equally valued. Please spread the word amongst all people medical – students, faculty, colleagues, tutors, professors, residents, fellows, undergrads, postgrads.

utoronto.zoom.us

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Why not register for the rest of the year and add us to your calendar?

See you at the movies!

Conor & Jane, mmm

NEXT MULTI-MEDIA IN MEDICINE-OCTOBER 28TH 🗓

Don’t’ Make A Scene: Mixed Media & Medicine goes to the Movies

sent on behalf of Jane Zhao & Conor Mc Donnell

Faculty, students, residents, come one come all. We invite you to join us for an exciting first foray into Film this year. People often discuss their favorite films but less frequently we hear conversation around the Scenes that Mean the Most. What are the standout scenes that shaped your life, contribute to how you engage with your work, your life, your family? Please bring a favorite scene or two for sharing on October 28th at 6:30pm. We are not big on rules but in the interest of safety we do ask the following:

  1. No long scenes: keep them under 2 minutes. We would prefer you bring two or three brief scenes rather than one long one.
  2. Sharing YouTube clips works best but please check the clip beforehand.
  3. Be prepared to discuss why this scene is important: when did you first see it? Who were you with? Why does it speak to you?
  4. No violence or vulgarity: this is not an invitation to make colleagues uncomfortable. While we are not in the business of censorship we will immediately remove inappropriate material.
  5. As always, be respectful; all choices and reasons for such are valid and welcome.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://utoronto.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpcuihrjwtE9AHX9BQMYoY5pu-lBZVyA9c

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you have any trouble registering please email: conor.mcdonnell@sickkids.ca

See you at the movies!

Conor & Jane

NEXT MIXED MEDIA & MEDICINE (MMM) SESSION – Sept. 23 @ 6:30 pm EST 🗓

Dear Friends (old & new),

The good news is that MMM Rounds is back just in time for the new school year.

The better news is that we are putting a curriculum together for MMM Rounds so you know what we will be discussing well in advance. We are aiming for 8-10 meetings in the next 12 months and we have left two blocks blank for input & content suggestion from you guys. As per last year we will be exploring poetry, film, graphic novels/zines/visual art & other media to provide a safe space for participants to discuss short(ish) representations that address spirit, wellness, resilience, consciousness, and reflection.

Our first meeting will be this coming Thursday (September 23rd) at 18:30 hrs, Eastern Time. Meetings are 1-hour duration and recur the fourth Thursday of every month. (We will create a recurring meeting invite in plenty of time for October & beyond).

Our first meeting this Thursday will comprise (re)introductions and we will spend some time looking at, exploring and sharing Erasure poetry. Feel free to read up on erasure poetry beforehand but that is not a prerequisite requirement, we just want you to turn up and enjoy ourselves.

Hope to see you at our Zoom session:

When: Sep 23, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://utoronto.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEufuyhrD8uHNSvOc1vcM84QeKwmlau9IN1

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Cheers,

Conor & Jane

MMM Rounds Update

Dear Friends,

We apologize for the recent cancellations of MMM rounds since entering the third pandemic wave. These recent weeks and months have taken even more energy and resolve than previous months and while we had hoped that MMM might provide a space for rest reflection and recharge, the energy required to organize and lead the charge has proved difficult to maintain in the light of other responsibilities. We are placing a hold on rounds until September in order to allow full recharge over the summer. We also wish to examine ways we can provide a better more reliable space for you all. If you have any comments, queries, advice or requests for MMM we would love to hear them and fold those in to our collective thinking. Wishing you a safe healthy resurgent summer ‘break’

Regards
Jane & Conor

NEW SEMINAR-MULTI MEDIA IN MEDICINE (MMM) 🗓

NEXT MIXED-MEDIA & MEDICINE (MMM) SESSION Mar. 16 @ 6:00 pm

Our next meeting (March 16th) will be, yet again, a little different. Taking our cue from poetry and comics, we’ll use MK Czerwiec’s panels of Pablo Neruda’s “Keeping Quiet” as a jumping off point.

https://comicnurse.com/comics/neruda-in-quarantine/

And here is the Neruda’s poem in its entirety: http://quantum.bu.edu/zen/readings/keepingQuietNeruda.html

Neruda in Quarantine | MK Czerwiec
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We’d like everyone to partake in an exercise: creating your own 4-panel comic.

We’ll spend some time during the session making these so no need to create in advance. We’ll instruct you and create accordingly.

Hope to see you at our Zoom session: https://utoronto.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUscuispz0qHd2cM22zT1QmQa_zg55I-0TP

Thanks all,

Conor and Jane

NEXT MIXED-MEDIA & MEDICINE (MMM) SESSION – Feb. 16 @ 6:00 pm EST 🗓

Dear friends,

We’ll be hosting our next Mixed-Media & Medicine session on Feb. 16 (Tuesday) @ 6:00 pm.

Diving into the words and image medium this time, we’ll be discussing three works in the field of graphic medicine, or comics and medicine:

Pre-reading is welcome but not required. We’ll offer ample time in the session for discussion.

Hope to see you at our Zoom session:

https://utoronto.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUscuispz0qHd2cM22zT1QmQa_zg55I-0TP

Cheers,

Conor & Jane

New Seminar – Multi Media in Medicine – January 19 🗓

NEW SEMINAR – MULTI MEDIA IN MEDICINE (MMM) – next Zoom

January 19, 2021 at 6pm
 

Sign up at :
 
 
 
Health & Humanities; Interactive Discussion; Close listening to presentations; Reflective Thought & Writing Prompts

NEW “AUTHOR MD” READING SERIES-FIRST ZOOM EVENT DECEMBER 3RD 🗓

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences  (University of Manitoba) and Temerty Faculty of Medicine (University of Toronto) present :                      

‘Poetry and a Medical Life’ – A Reading and Conversation with Conor Mc Donnell, MD and Bahar Orang, MD 

The AUTHOR MD series is hosted by the Program in Health, Arts and Humanities at the University of Toronto (www.health-humanities.com ) and the Gold Humanism Honor Society, the Alan Klass Health Humanities Program and the Office of Educational and Faculty Development at the University of Manitoba.  For more information please contact Allan.Peterkin@utoronto.ca. 

The AUTHOR MD SERIES was created to provide a platform for Canadian physician- writers to share their work broadly and to deepen a conversation on the role of creativity and reflection in a clinical life.

Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm  CST (Winnipeg)

7:00 – 8:30 pm EST (Toronto)

Authors: Conor Mc Donnell, MD and Bahar Orang, MD
Location: Webinar

Conor_McDonnell

Conor Mc Donnell is a physician and poet.  He has published two chapbooks, The Book of Retaliations (Anstruther Press) and Safe Spaces (Frog Hollow Press). He received Honourable Mention for The Fiddlehead’s 2018 Ralph Gustafson Poetry Proze, was shortlisted for the RowArtReview 2019 Charles Bukowski Prize, and was runner-up in the Vallum 2019 Contemporary Poetry Prize.

Bahar_Orang

Bahar Orang is a writer and physician-in-training living in Toronto.  She has a BASc from McMaster University and an MA in Comparative Literature from the University of Toronto.  She completed her MD at McMaster University, and is now completing specialty training in psychiatry in Toronto.  Her poetry and essays have been published in such places as GUTS, Hamilton Arts & Letters, CMAJ, and Ars Medica.

Please click here to register (first time users will need to complete an online profile/create an account prior to registering).

Downloads:

[Author MD Series | Author MD Series Pre-Order]

ALL ARE WELCOME

If you experience difficulty with the online process, please contact Laurie Driedger at (204) 952-7754, laurie.driedger@umanitoba.ca or Karen DePape at (204) 272-3111 or Karen.DePape@umanitoba.ca

There is no charge for this workshop.

Please note that OEFD is holding virtual office hours using Zoom.  If you have any questions or encounter any problems moving your course or session online, or would like assistance designing materials for online delivery, you can join us at https://zoom.us/j/428566593 anytime from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday – Friday.  The password for the room is oefd.