Health Humanities

Headline News

In this time of COVID-19, we in Health Humanities hope you are all well, maintaining physical distance and able to care for patients, family, friends - and yourselves.

Some of our formal activities have moved test virtual platforms as described..  

Writing and Visual Art Competitions now open for 2020

Deadline October 23

    Click here for Poem and Short Story competition guidelines

    Click here for Art competition guidelines

New Book Club focused on Palliative Care

Dedicated to books that make us reflect deeply on the human condition.

Our goal is to create a safe, open space for everyone to reconnect with the patient perspective, as well as to reflect on our own thoughts and feelings.

Welcome learners and practitioners from departments of:

  • Healthcare
  • Arts, Literature and Humanities

Inaugural meeting to be held soon.  More details here.

Inaugural virtual rounds by Canadian Association for Health Humanities/

Featuring two Canadian scholars and two American poets

October 1, 4:30 to 6:30 Mountain Time

Link      Password: 530694

Calgary Health Humanities Symposium 2020

We have postponed this year's symposium, our 6th, until the autumn of 2021.  As that time nears, we will be able to design its format to fit with the anticipated needs for physical distancing and the evolving technologic communications options.

Please join our community

Benefits of becoming a member include:

  • Being on our mailing list which allows alerts of current activities such as relevant
  • Opportunities for teaching and professional development
  • Promoting your own interests in the intersection of the arts, humanities and health.
  • Discovering colleagues with shared interests and nurturing relationships.

Contact us

Tom Rosenal   Director, Arts & Humanities in Healthcare & Medicine


Tinu Ruparell  Co-chair, Health Humanities Committee

Our Vision

The Calgary Community of Practice in Health Humanities is committed to advancing an interdisciplinary, reciprocal collaboration between health and humanities disciplines to promote a deeper understanding of the human condition to best support humane care.

 Medicine must become more humane, more infused with the spirit of liberal studies, and more willing to address itself to the metaphysical dichotomy between the arts and the sciences.   Edmund D. Pellegrino