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:
- 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.
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