Health Humanities

Health Humanities

Headline News

Some of our formal activities are still shifting between or across in-person and virtual platforms.  Stay tuned and take care.

Writing and Visual Arts Competitions 2021 winners

Competition Winners – congratulations!


Poem: A Smile by Dev Dutta, Class of 23 Echidna

Short Story: Jean by Timothy Fu, Class of 22 Tanuki

Image: Blessing by Ian MacNairn, Class of 22 Tanuki


Visit our website to read and see their works

Creating Space - Canada's Health Humanities Annual Conference

Creating Space 13

Thursday & Friday April 13 & 14, 2023

Quebec City

Registration here

Conference Program here



Next seminar series to be announced after the summer of 2022

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