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Global Changemakers Speaker Series

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The Global Changemakers Speaker Series presents Laurie Gottlieb, Richard Booth and Sandy Hudson, brought to you by the Canadian Academy of Nursing

Laurie Gottlieb

Title: Strengths-based nursing and health care: a global check-in
Event date: Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Time: 11-2 p.m. ET: presentation and Q&A with Dr. Laurie Gottlieb

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Laurie Gottlieb is a Professor in the Ingram School of Nursing at McGill University, Montreal Canada. She holds the Flora Madeline Shaw Chair of Nursing at McGill University, and is the Nurse- Scholar-in-Residence at the CIUSSS-Centre Ouest (Jewish General Hospital) in Montreal, Visiting Professor of Leadership at the Canadian Nurses Association, and co-director of the International Institute of Strengths-Based Nursing and Health Care (SBNHC). She was the former director of McGill University’s Ingram School of Nursing and was the Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Nursing Research for 22 years. She is the developer of SBNHC that has evolved from the McGill Model of Nursing, of which she was a major developer. She is the principal investigator of a multi-site, multi-disciplinary Partnership Grant entitled Transforming Nurses’ Work Environments Through a Strengths-Based Leadership and Management Training Program co-funded by the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council and the Canadian Institute of Health Research. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Science and Charter Fellow Canadian Academy of Nursing.


Richard Booth

Title: Negotiating the intersection of technology and compassionate care
Event date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Time: 12-1 p.m. ET: presentation and Q&A with Dr. Richard Booth; 1-1:30 p.m. ET: conversation with Dr. Richard Booth (Fellows only)

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Sponsored by Canada Health Infoway

Dr. Richard Booth is an Artificial Intelligence and Technology Educator and Innovator, and Associate Professor, Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Western University. Richard is a leading Canadian thinker and innovator in the intersecting worlds of health care, social media, robotics and artificial intelligence. Prepare to be challenged as Richard imagines ways we may work alongside robots in health care — one of the many ways we can think about using technology to extend our reach, support our practice, and let nurses focus on the work that really needs a human touch. And Richard will challenge us all to consider the broader issue of compassionate care in the light of these technologies. The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear that compassionate care needs to be thought about in way deeper ways as we move into the future working with artificial intelligence and automation. How should we think about the ways providers and those receiving care will interact with all these technologies, and what strategies could help maximize their success? Join us for an engaging, future-focused conversation!


Sandy Hudson

Title: Racism summit: activating anti-racism
Event date: Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Time: presentation and Q&A with Sandy Hudson; conversation with Sandy Hudson (Fellows only)
Registration opens soon! (Note: presentation open to all CNA members)

Sandy Hudson is a Political Activist and Co-Founder of the Black Lives Matter Movement Canada. Since CNA declared racism to be a public health emergency in June 2020, we have convened national nursing leaders to develop declarations of intent to tackle anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism and laid out steps to take on this complex injustice. Where and how to act have not been clear choices. As Sandy Hudson says, “Racism is far more complex and pervasive a phenomenon than how it is commonly understood.” To facilitate our action going forward, Sandy will provide a comprehensive introduction to what racism is, how to recognize it, how it operates and how to actively address it in organizations and as individuals. Engaging in anti-racist work for over 15 years, Sandy has developed the ideal atmosphere to learn about the difficult topic of racism. As an anti-racist scholar and activist, Sandy will also use first-person storytelling to engage participants to consider how they can shift into active anti-racist action throughout their lives. Join us for this landmark moment in Canadian nursing and take the chance to engage in direct conversation with Sandy!

The Global Changemakers Speaker Series is generously supported by the estate of the late Norma Jean Murphy, RN, PhD.

Past speakers

André Picard, National Health Writer and Author

André Picard is one of Canada’s top health and public policy observers and commentators. He is a health reporter and columnist for The Globe and Mail, where he has been a staff writer since 1987. He is also the author of five bestselling books. He was named Canada’s first “Public Health Hero” by the Canadian Public Health Association and as a “Champion of Mental Health” by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health, and he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his dedication to improving health care.

André Picard, Canada’s award-winning author and journalist for The Globe and Mail, discussed his highly anticipated book Neglected No More at our first-ever speaker series, presented by the Canadian Academy of Nursing. In his timely new book, Picard reveals the full extent of the crisis in long-term care and offers an urgently needed prescription to fix a broken system.

Karen Furneaux, Olympic champion, hall of fame athlete and international speaker.

Karen is a three-time Olympian and two-time world champion in sprint kayaking and author of Strong Beauty: Power Up the Champion Within. She is a 2016 inductee into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame and has been named one of the province’s top 15 athletes. Participants leave Karen’s sessions feeling a powerful shift in momentum along with a sense of optimism and courage to implement new ideas into practice.