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.
And here is the Neruda’s poem in its entirety: http://quantum.bu.edu/zen/readings/keepingQuietNeruda.html
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
Conor and Jane
From the Liberal Arts College, Concordia University (Montreal) :
We are thrilled to invite you to the launch of our interactive online installation, Representations of Pain, which interrogates representations and expands definitions of pain through a variety of media, from fine arts to the sciences. Curated by Thalia Stefaniuk, designed by Michael Ferrier, and based on Ariela Freedman’s research on pain and representation, this digital exhibition and event explores the many ways in which artists imagine and explore pain, grief, and suffering.
The work of Quinlan Deer, Jane Eyre Jordans, Christeen Francis, Alec Gandy, Cat Prince, Ms. Teri, Valentine Abraham, Anne Isabelle Leonard, Claire Ellen Paquet, Daniel Almeida, and Amanda Brown varies in subject and medium, but each one grapples with the language of pain, the articulation of suffering in body, mind, and culture, and the moments of relief provided by fantasy, beauty, and empathy. Explore the artists; attend the symposium; participate in an interactive performance. See the poster attached for dates and register for our symposium on the home page, and for interactive performances on Valentine Abraham and Anne Isabelle Leonard’s artist pages.
In this moment of pandemic anxiety and political reckoning, as we isolate from one another in a global time of suffering, and struggle to come together for social change, our hope is this exhibition will provide beauty, community and solace.
Follow us on instagram for updates.
Mixed-Media & Medicine (MMM) – A New Virtual Narrative Medicine Space Open To All
The Meeting Itself:
When: Nov 24, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
First, please take a moment to subscribe to our MMM listserv; please send an e-mail message to: firstname.lastname@example.org and remember if possible to use your @utoronto.ca email to subscribe. In the BODY of your message, please type the following: subscribe HAH-MMM-L your Firstname and Lastname (Example: subscribe HAH-MMM-L Bruce Wayne). A confirmation request message will be sent to your email account with a confirmation link.
Associate Professor, University of Toronto
PeriOperative Services Associate Chief for Patient Safety & Quality Improvement
Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine Patient Safety & Quality Program Director
Hospital Patient Safety Physician & Medication Safety Physician Lead, The Hospital for Sick Children
Art is Patient
within the art galleries and museums of the world (via virtual visits), to let art tell us what we need to know about seeing, witnessing and engaging in the context of care. The art gallery allows objects and images to clarify the doctor-patient relationship in ways the clinic can’t, giving us space to question and understand our roles with one another without the usual pressures to know or perform or explain.
For members of the Canadian Association for Health Humanities
Membership info at : https://www.cahh.ca/new-products/annual-membership :
Good afternoon to all,
I hope this finds you and yours well at a singular time, to say the least. As CAHH members from 2018-2019, I wanted to notify you of two events coming up on Thursday, 1 October 2020: the CAHH Special General Meeting (SGM) and our inaugural Virtual Rounds (to be held by Zoom). Details are below for each, but I wanted to note that the SGM will be for members only. If you have not yet renewed your membership, please do so at https://www.cahh.ca/new-products/annual-membership as we’d love to have you there!
If you have already renewed your membership for this year, feel free to disregard that and my apologies for the extra e-mail. Please see details of the sessions below, and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out!
Brett Schrewe (CAHH Secretary-Communications Officer)
On behalf of the CAHH Executive and Advisory Council
CAHH Special General Meeting (SGM)
- 14h30-15h30 (PDT)
- 15h30-16h30 (MDT)
- 16h30-17h30 (CDT)
- 17h30-18h30 (EDT)
- 18h30-19h30 (ADT)
- 19h00-20h00 (NDT)
The Zoom link will be sent to CAHH members by separate e-mail in the days to come! The SGM Agenda and associated documents will be available on the CAHH website prior to the SGM (www.cahh.ca).
CAHH Virtual Rounds
This event is open to the general public, is co-hosted by the University of Alabama’s Art of Medicine Rounds, and will be held immediately following the SGM as follows:
- 15h30-17h30 (PDT)
- 16h30-18h30 (MDT)
- 17h30-19h30 (CDT)
- 18h30-20h30 (EDT)
- 19h30-21h30 (ADT)
- 20h00-22h00 (NDT)
The Zoom link will be available in the coming days.
We are ecstatic to feature the following presenters!
- Malika Sharma, MD, MEd, FRCPC (Toronto, Ontario), “Whose Stories, Whose Voices: Troubling Humanism in Medicine”
- Tracy Moniz, PhD (Halifax, Nova Scotia), “How and why are the arts and humanities used in medical education? A scoping review of the literature”
Poetry presented by
- Don Colburn MA, MFA (Oregon, USA)
- Jack Coulehan MD, MPH (New York, USA)
Our students from the ARTBEAT HEALTH HUMANITIES BLOG and the SYNESTHESIA ART CLUB have curated a wonderful art exhibit, now available to view online.
Creative expression has flourished in these challenging times and SYNESTHESIA now helps us launch into a new academic term.
SYNESTHESIA is an annual event which showcases multi-media works from students, staff , faculty and alumni from all clinical disciplines and departments in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto .
Here is the link to the virtual exhibit:
“ARS MEDICA-A JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES” is an award winning , biannual literary journal that explores the interface between the arts and healing, and examines what makes medicine an art . The journal was founded by medical educators at the University of Toronto in 2004.
Here are 2 updates from Allison Crawford MD, Editor-In-Chief :
1. Announcement of our new issue:
Our latest issue (15.1) of Ars Medica has been published and is available to read online https://www.ars-medica.ca/index.php/journal/issue/view/31
2. Call for an upcoming Special Covid-related issue – submissions due September 18 2020. The call is attached, and can also be accessed at: https://www.ars-medica.ca/index.php/journal
SYNESTHESIA, the annual art show curated by medical students at the University of Toronto will be online as of August 24, 2020.
Stay tuned for launch details !
Here is the link to the submission form: https://forms.gle/
Graphic Truths: The Making (and Unmaking) of a Doctor
An anthology of comics, edited by Shelley L. Wall, PhD, Josh Feder, MD, Jillian Horton, MD, and Allan Peterkin, MD.
This is a renewed call for submissions, in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Are you in pre-med studies, medical school, or medical residency anywhere in the world?
Are you a medical doctor with vivid recollections of your past medical training, or reflections on your current practice?
Have you witnessed the medical training process as a family member or as another healthcare professional?
We are seeking comics about your current and/or past experiences for an anthology.
The arts provide a powerful means to represent the intense and complex process of becoming a doctor. The medium of comics, with its combination of image and text and its rich vocabulary of narrative conventions, offers a fresh means to convey the nuances of communication within the clinical context. Until now, no anthology of comics has captured the experience of medical trainees across the arc of their journey, from applicant to fully-fledged physician.
The volume we are proposing, tentatively entitled Graphic Truths: The Making (and Unmaking) of a Doctor, will reflect the breadth, as well as the heights and depths, of medical training across countries and across specialties. This anthology will provide a channel for medical trainees and those close to them to share their stories, and give the wider public a meaningful and accessible glimpse “behind the scenes” of medical training and practice.
No art experience necessary!
Images can be simple. What we’re interested in are your stories, told with image and text. Submissions can be single panels, or stories told in a sequence of panels.
New Deadline: July 31,2020
For more information, including suggested themes, technical specifications, and submissions instructions, please visit www.graphic-truths.com.
Please share a wonderful resource found at this link:
Open source #Coronavirus syllabus
It’s curated beautifully and broken down as follows :
Table of Contents
Articles and Books 1
Podcasts and Radio 12
Visual Arts 14
Archives and Databases 16
Syllabi and Other Resources 16
Lectures and Fora 18
FROM THE JACKMAN HUMANITIES INSTITUTE
Call for Proposals — REVISED
The Jackman Humanities Institute Program for the Arts, 2020-2021
Deadline for applications: EXTENDED TO 15 APRIL
The Jackman Humanities Institute Program for the Arts supports a range of events from small (up to $3000) to larger (up to $10,000) designed to enhance, improve and raise the profile of the Arts at the University. Activities may include visitors, lecture series, symposia, exhibitions, performances, or other imaginative and arts initiatives, which will serve to foster the work of the Jackman Humanities Institute and to represent the leading scholarship of the humanities at the University of Toronto. Each year there will be a priority for at least one event that engages the wider public. The Program gives priority to activities that range across multiple units and across more than one campus. It does not support activities that are routine matters of the sort that individual academic units would normally fund (e.g. departmental colloquia, learned society meetings, etc.). The Program also prefers activities that are related to the 2020-2021 theme—Collectives—but will consider proposals with other foci. Applications will be evaluated for conceptual fit, methodology, and research outputs.
Proposals that include contingency plans for remote access, or are designed to run via remote access will be given priority.
2020 – 2021: Collectives
From political parties to literary coteries, from fan groups to sports teams, from terrorist organizations to online groups, our collectives, associations, and communities are multiform and complex. How do we band together and why? In teaming up, how does membership of a collective affect one’s own agency and standing – what do we lose, what do we gain? Can collectives truly be agents and how do group dynamics emerge? How do we balance the interests between collectives, of individuals and collectives, and of the individual within the collective?
Applications are invited from appointed members of the continuing research and teaching faculty at the University of Toronto. To apply:
1. You must have an active userID account on the JHI website
2. Complete the online application form at
3. Upload a description and rationale including fit with 2020-2021 annual theme of Collectives
(500 words—FIRM limit on length)
4. Upload a proposed budget outline showing all known sources of support
To clarify some of the preferences of the Program the following guidelines will normally apply:
1. Funding will be awarded from $1,000-$3,000 (small), $3,000-$5,000 (medium) or up to $10,000 (large). Projects with a total budget (including all sources) over $30,000 will not be supported.
2. Interdisciplinary activities that reach across units, and across campuses are given priority.
3. Subventions for academic publishing will not be considered at this time; exhibition catalogues that are part of a larger academic event are the only publication that will be considered for funding.
4. Significant costs (over $3,000) for performers will not be funded.
5. Events of an annual or continual nature that have previously been funded through the Jackman Humanities Institute Program for the Arts are normally eligible for one repeat year of funding; this need not be sequential.
6. The JHI provides basic publicity package (in-house colour flyer on request, website event posting, JHI social media and newsletter, email announcement to departments and relevant EDU’s), and will make available the first-floor multipurpose room (seats 100) and tenth-floor meeting room (seats 25; weekdays 9-4 only) to all funded events.
7. Costs for publicity and space rental will not normally be accepted as fundable budget items. A/V recordings of events funded by the Program for the Arts should be included as a regularly budgeted item in the budget proposal with an explanation of the research or pedagogical need for the recording included in the Description and Rationale document. The responsibility for arranging recordings will lie with the event organizer.
8. Due to COVID-19 precautions, for 2020-2021, proposals that include either a contingency plan for remote access, or are designed to run via remote access, will be given priority.
For clarifications about this program, please contact JHI Director Professor Alison Keith at
For website assistance, please contact JHI Associate Director Dr. Kimberley Yates at email@example.com
Applications due: Wednesday 15 April 2020 at midnight