“Arranging Pretty: Piecing Together Medicine Dreams”
Keynote address by Lisa Boivin, Friday July 14, 7pm ET
Lisa Boivin is a member of the Deninu Kue First Nation in Denendeh (Northwest Territories). She is an interdisciplinary artist and the first Indigenous PhD candidate at the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute at University of Toronto, Temerty Faculty of Medicine. Lisa uses images as a pedagogical tool to bridge gaps between medical ethics and aspects of Indigenous cultures and worldviews. She paints, collages and orates image-based stories that address the colonial barriers Indigenous patients navigate in the current healthcare system. Lisa strives to humanize clinical medicine as she situates her art in the Indigenous continuum of passing knowledge through images.