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 to virtual platforms as described.

Calgary Health Humanities Symposium

Friday and Saturday September 24 & 25

See details here

Postponed from autumn of 2020 because of the pandemic to 2021


Arts & Humanities in Healthcare Alumni Network

This new entity was approved by UCalgary in March 2021.

See our mission statement and plans for the coming year here


No April seminar due to Creating Space 11 National Conference from Newfoundland

Friday April 16

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.

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