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Sunday, August 23

5:00pm PDT

Let’s Talk About Access
Limited Capacity seats available

When one looks at the classic picture of equity versus equality, we note the three people standing on various boxes looking over a fence. Equality gives everyone, irrespective of height, the same amount of boxes. Equity gives people boxes, or not, depending on their height to see over the fence. However, there are several issues with the equity picture as it is presented. What is wrong with this picture? How does it impact access, equity and justice in healthcare?

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Eman Salem

Motivational Coach & Founder, Iron Self
Eman is an empowerment coach and public speaker. She uses the art of compassion and vulnerability to foster radical self expression, which leads us to make our goals and dreams a reality. Her business IronSelf focuses on redefining terms such as health, happiness, and success, creating... Read More →

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Celina Caesar-Chavannes

International Lecturer, Research Consultant, Celina Caesar-Chavannes & Co.
Celina Caesar-Chavannes is the former Member of Parliament, with the Government of Canada, representing the Town of Whitby, a suburb east of Toronto. She served as Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from December 2015 to January 2017 and served as the Parliamentary... Read More →

Sunday August 23, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Monday, August 31

6:00pm PDT

Creating Equitable Conditions for People of Color in Health Care and Research
Limited Capacity seats available

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in healthcare and research has been an opportunity for the industry. There are numerous examples of mistreatment, gaslighting and racism of patients and as well as pay equity and funding for staff and researchers. In this talk, we will engage with looking at strategies for creating change together.

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Selena Sandhu

CEO & Founder, Selena Sandhu Media Group
As an independent consultant, Selena supports global brands with marketing, public relations, relationship-building, partnership development, and content strategy. Selena also specializes in helping female entrepreneurs and executives with personal branding, confidence building, public-speaking... Read More →

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Manpreet Dhillon

CEO/Founder, Veza Global
Ranked #15 globally on the 2020 EmPower Ethnic Minority Future Leaders list, Manpreet Dhillon is an equity, diversity, and inclusion specialist with a unique lens as a leadership coach for women with culturally diverse backgrounds who want to have an equal seat at the table with equal... Read More →

Monday August 31, 2020 6:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
Sunday, September 13

5:00pm PDT

Access to Primary Care and Addressing Social Determinants of Health
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a thought-provoking session by three women with diverse backgrounds discussing access to primary care and longitudinal care as one of the strongest indicators for addressing social determinants of health. We will also gain insights on the barriers that exist within our health care system that is keeping Canadians from living healthier and more preventative and more equitable lives. We will discuss the experiences of minorities, indigenous, and people with disabilities accessing the health care system and what we can do as a community to remove barriers for all of us to have access to our universal health care. 

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Jay Ingram

Canadian broadcasting legend, author, public speaker and science communicator., Beakerhead
Science broadcaster and writer Jay Ingram was co-host of Discovery Channel's science show, Daily Planet for 16 years. It remains television's only daily hour-long prime-time science and nature news magazine. Jay joined Discovery in 1994 and was instrumental in helping shape the program... Read More →

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Tamara Taggart

Community Leader, Activist, Veteran Broadcaster, Cancer Survivor, Mother
Tamara Taggart is a community leader, activist, veteran broadcaster, cancer survivor, mother, and former candidate in the 2019 Canadian election. Born and raised in Vancouver, Tamara is a community leader who advocates for others and raises much-needed funds for many important causes... Read More →
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Brittany Bingham

Director of Indigenous Research, VCH Aboriginal Health & Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity
Brittany Bingham is of mixed ancestry and a proud member of the shíshálh (Sechelt) Nation, she is a mom to two beautiful children and an Indigenous health researcher. She earned her PhD in Health Sciences from Simon Fraser University and has recently been appointed as the Director... Read More →
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Maryam Zeineddin

Family Physician, Clinical Instructor UBC, Zili Care
Dr. Maryam Zeineddin earned her medical degree from the The University of British Columbia in 2003 and St. Paul’s family practice residency in 2005.  She is a co-owner and family physician at Ambleside Medical Centre in West Vancouver where she has a full practice with interest... Read More →

Sunday September 13, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Sunday, September 20

5:00pm PDT

Whole Human Health and the Psychedelic Renaissance
Limited Capacity seats available

Dr. Christie will share her unique perspective on the potential for psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, as it fits into a new paradigm for Whole Human Health. She is an advocate for a systemic shift in healthcare toward a system that is trauma-informed, and meaningfully incorporates a bio-psycho-social understanding of the genesis of chronic disease including chronic mental health conditions. She believes that true healthcare must treat upstream factors and address root causes to support disease prevention and health maintenance.

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Lucy Lyons

MD, Dr-Lucy.com
Dr Lucy is a Vancouver GP, trained in London, UK, with 20 years of clinical experience. Having studied Neuroscience, she has a particular interest in exploration and support of the innate homeostatic mechanisms in the brain and body. She uses mental training exercises and emotional... Read More →

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Devon Christie

Family Medicine Physician, UBC Clinical Instructor
Devon is a family doctor with a focused practice in Chronic Pain Management, and is Medical Director with Numinus Wellness Inc. She is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher, and Relational Somatic Therapist.  Devon was trained... Read More →

Sunday September 20, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Sunday, September 27

5:00pm PDT

Data Sovereignty in the Age of Surveillance Capitalism
Limited Capacity seats available

What are the critical questions we need to ask with respect to data management practices in light of sensitive health information? A look at what is happening with the “collective stack” in computational science, and what solutions are being utilized to ensure security, privacy and transparency with data practices.

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Lee White

Firekeeper, CEO, ChinookX Technologies Ltd
I am a hyperactive artist, athlete and entrepreneur. A poet and storyteller, adventure therapist and guide, and technology entrepreneur working in the space of First Nations advocacy and autonomy.  Author of the book rapt in awe and Founder and CEO of the company ChinookX Technologies... Read More →

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Kimberlyn McGrail

Professor, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, University of British Colombia (UBC)
Kimberlyn McGrail is a Professor in the UBC School of Population and Public Health and Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, Director of Research for UBC Health, and Scientific Director of Population Data BC and Health Data Research Network Canada. Her research interests... Read More →

Sunday September 27, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Sunday, October 4

5:00pm PDT

Forging a Path Back to Food as Medicine.
Limited Capacity seats available

Uncover the disease reversing benefits of traditional food systems. Learn how to implement these ways of knowing into your kitchen and medicine cabinet so you can reclaim your energy, health and life and together we can heal our lands, our animals and our people.

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Lucy Lyons

MD, Dr-Lucy.com
Dr Lucy is a Vancouver GP, trained in London, UK, with 20 years of clinical experience. Having studied Neuroscience, she has a particular interest in exploration and support of the innate homeostatic mechanisms in the brain and body. She uses mental training exercises and emotional... Read More →
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Nicolette Richer

CEO, Green Moustache Cafes & Richer Health Consulting
Nicolette Richer is a Regenerative Medicine Educator, entrepreneur, author, Doctoral student and speaker. She is a savvy wellness facilitator and a renowned environmental and sustainability expert, with an insatiable desire to learn and educate. Nicolette transforms people with chronic... Read More →

Sunday October 4, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Sunday, October 18

5:00pm PDT

Healthy Families, Healthy Communities: The Immigrant Experience
Limited Capacity seats available

What is cultural food insecurity? In this talk we'll explore diet and lifestyle challenges faced by immigrants and the impact this has on their health.

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Dhalie Patara

Director, Whole Human Foundation
Dhalie is a Director on the Board at Whole Human Foundation and a Board Member at George Derby Centre. She is a SheEO Activator,  Non-profit and Social Enterprise Consultant. She has over 20 years of experience as a project manager, including 10 years of clinical solutions delivery... Read More →

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Satnam Sekhon

Registered Dietitian, UBC Clinical Instructor, Cookbook Author & Dietitian
Satnam Sekhon is a Registered Dietitian with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia, member of Dietitians of Canada and UBC Clinical Instructor with Faculty of Land and Food Systems. She has dedicated her professional career in cancer care for over 30 years while actively volunteering... Read More →

Sunday October 18, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Sunday, October 25

5:00pm PDT

Quiet Leadership: Introverts Within Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you feel like your career path or leadership effectiveness is somehow hindered by your temperament? Are you overlooked for leadership roles because of your quiet nature? Do you feel overshadowed by your gregarious colleagues/competitors? Do you feel pressured to go against your authentic self to get recognized? You're not alone - about 50% of all leaders are introverts, yet our working environments favour the extrovert, the outspoken, bold and assertive. These traits have changed our definition of leadership and altered our assumptions about what good performance looks like. And while many studies have shown introverts are natural-born leaders, many business cultures often make it impossible to thrive. The speaker, Faris Khalifeh, will illustrate how you don't have to be loud to be a great leader, and you can be impactful by being soft-spoken, quiet and gentle. This talk is for extroverts as well, as they can gain valuable insight into the introvert's world, allowing them to understand and work more effectively with their introverted colleagues. Learning objectives: ● Understanding of Quiet Leadership ● Quiet leaders traits and strengths ● Expose some myths ● How to close the communication gap between introverts and extroverts

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Faris Khalifeh

Quiet Leadership Coach
Faris coaches introverts to embrace who they are and leverage their natural strengths. He focuses on helping individuals uncover their authentic self to capitalize on their natural traits and thrive in their professional and personal life. His approach explores personality type... Read More →

Sunday October 25, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Sunday, November 1

5:00pm PST

Sleep for Health: Seminar and Restorative & Sound Experience
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is two parts and a special fundraiser for two very important scholarships offered by MĀ Yoga. All proceeds of ticket sales will go to support two scholarships (more about the scholarships can be found below). If you'd like to donate to the scholarships directly, please contact katyanna@mayoga.ca

For the first part of the evening from 5-5:50 PM PST, we will hear from Dr. Maia Love on how to sleep for success. Dr. Love will explore how we can crack the code to a good night's sleep and why this matters.
Sleeping well can supercharge our nervous systems; a good night's sleep can improve memory, concentration, mood, and lessen anxiety. Join me to learn more about the science of sleep, and to educate yourself on how to take preventative measures towards ensuring a good night's sleep for better overall wellness and well-being.

For the second part of the evening from 6-7:15 PM PST, we will get to experience a live stream of MĀ Yoga's restorative and sound experience: "Sound is life. This offering asks the practitioner to slow down and seek support with props so the body feels weightless. The sensations experienced are created with less of an intention on the posture and stretching and more what is experienced when we remove “louder” physical expressions. The opportunity to create space is enhanced by the use of intentional music and sound to subtly vibrate the body."

Join us in this beautiful session that will nurture your mind, body, and spirit so that you can have a restful Sunday night's sleep!

Proceeds for this session and any donations will support two scholarships from MĀ Yoga:

Yoga Education Scholarship

MĀ Yoga is dedicated to providing the highest quality yoga education that is rooted in traditional techniques as well as continuing research that emerges. The inherent link between health, nervous system regulation, and how someone perceives their environment, cannot be ignored. A lack of racial diversity can play a big role in how individuals can drop into the practice of yoga, especially if some of these practices share their own cultural background. MĀ Yoga's education partial scholarship awards two seats per training to members of the biPOC trans and South Asian communities. To apply for a partial scholarship go to https://mayoga.ca/yoga-teacher-training-scholarship/

Holistic Wellness Scholarship for Trans folks

MĀ Wellness is an integrative clinic that offers traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, counselling and massage therapy. Our scholarship program allows two members from the trans community that are doing gender reassignment surgery to be treated regularly for 12 months. Treatments may include nervous system regulation, scar tissue work, diet therapy, herbal medicine, as well as working with anxiety and depression. For more information about the application process email katyanna@mayoga.ca.

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Maia Love

Wellness Consultant and Psychiatrist, Illumine Health
Dr. Maia Love is a psychiatrist, yoga teacher, and wellness consultant currently practicing in outpatient clinics and designing wellness programs. A graduate from UBC Psychiatry, she is certified in mindfulness, certified internationally in addiction medicine and yoga, and holds two... Read More →

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MĀ Yoga

At MĀ Yoga Victoria BC, we are a group of yoga educators, certified health practitioners, and sound healers.We provide an atmosphere where yoga students feel safe to explore themselves within their wellness and yoga practice.We recognize that each person will do their work in their... Read More →

Sunday November 1, 2020 5:00pm - 7:15pm PST
Sunday, November 8

5:00pm PST

The Psychology of Safety: Where Cities and Cybersecurity Collide
Limited Capacity seats available

The ideas of space and location have applications in the complex systems of urban environments and cyberspace. In both the physical and the virtual, the relationship between people and place has the power to allow health to thrive or to threaten it. Together, this group of compelling change-makers, aim to start a multi-faceted and transdisciplinary conversation with Jay Ingram and the Whole Human Summit community about how people can engage with centralized, powerful systems. Whether it’s filled with street addresses or IP addresses, how can we build environments that reclaim the power to promote healthy living for everyone?

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Jay Ingram

Canadian broadcasting legend, author, public speaker and science communicator., Beakerhead
Science broadcaster and writer Jay Ingram was co-host of Discovery Channel's science show, Daily Planet for 16 years. It remains television's only daily hour-long prime-time science and nature news magazine. Jay joined Discovery in 1994 and was instrumental in helping shape the program... Read More →

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Lusungu Kayani

Urban Planner, International Development Practitioner, MUP
Lusungu Kayani is an urban planner and international development practitioner with more than a decade of experience working in international urban development. In the last few years, she has been serving as an urban advisor on health and well-being projects for children and adolescents... Read More →
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Mary Rowe

President, CEO, Canadian Urban Institute
Mary is President and CEO of the Canadian Urban Institute (www.canurb.org). Animpassioned civic leader with diverse experience in the business, government, not-for-profitand philanthropy sectors in Canada and the US for over 30 years, Mary has been a steadyadvocate and champion for... Read More →
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Jay Taylor

Managing Principal Consultant, Mandiant
Cybersecurity consultant based in San Francisco with extensive experience investigating breaches perpetrated by nation state threat actors and financially-motivated criminals.I am a systems thinker who enjoys translating observed chaos into organized complexity. I am as creative as... Read More →
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Robin Mazumder

PhD Environmental Neuroscientist, Public Speaker
Dr. Robin Mazumder is an environmental neuroscientist interested in how the social and physical environments in which we live intersect, and how that intersection influences how we feel and how we function. His interest in this topic is informed by his clinical work as a mental health... Read More →

Sunday November 8, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm PST
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