In collaboration with the President’s Anti-Racism Taskforce (PART), we will be hosting a panel discussion on intersectionality (the convergence of two or more identities within a person) and its effects on health and wellbeing. The panel will discuss how these identities (also called social determinants of health) intersect and manifest themselves in the form of inequities; the effects of these intersecting identities and inequities on health, mental health, and wellbeing; protective strategies that are often employed to survive; and recommendations on how the University ought to support individuals with intersecting identities and promote equity.
Moderator: Dr. Bessma Momani
- Dinuka Gunaratne, Manager, Career Education Strategy and Communications, University of Waterloo
- Iqra Mohammad, Student, Department of Knowledge Integration, University of Waterloo
- Dr. Yewande Olamide, Physician, Medical Psychotherapist
- Dr. Farshid Sadatsharifi, Director, Samaak Inc.
Please register for the discussion to receive the link to join.