International Women's Day Panel

Re-watch our International Women's Day Panel - an event by leaders, for leaders. And that means YOU!

What does it mean to be a "leader in health"? How can you break societal barriers and mobilize your own power? Why is equitable representation in health leadership so critical? Together, let's celebrate women's leadership in health, discuss around these exciting topics, and learn about how YOU can start changing the existing inequities in this gendered field!

Keynote: A Primer for Students: Becoming and Being a Leader in Health
Dr. Rebecca Pillai Riddell - PhD. Associate Vice-President Research, York University. She completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of British Columbia. As a health scientist, her research is funded by all three federal research agencies and focuses on understanding the development of young children’s pain responses (biological and behavioral), in the context of their caregivers.

Distinguished Panelists:

Dr. Nadia Prendergast - RN, PhD. Assistant Professor in York University's Faculty of Health, School of Nursing. She completed her master’s and PhD degrees in Education and Women’s Studies from the University of Toronto, where her area of research focused on the experiences of internationally educated nurses of color working within Canada’s multiculturalism practices. Dr. Prendergast's areas of interests reside in primary health care, community development, women’s health and equity studies.

Dr. Farah Ahmad - MBBS, MPH, PhD. Associate Professor in York University's Faculty of Health - School of Health Policy & Management. After completing a Bachelors in Medicine, she went on to get a Masters in International Health from Harvard University and a PhD in Public Health from the University of Toronto. Dr. Farah Ahmad is a health service researcher with a focus on primary care settings, psychosocial health, vulnerable communities and eHealth innovations.

Dr. Ruth Rodney - RN, PhD. Assistant Professor in York University's Faculty of Health, School of Nursing. She completed her Masters in Global Health Management at McMaster University, and her PhD degree in Nursing and Global Health as part of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health Collaborative doctoral program from the University of Toronto. Her focus is on on understanding health through social, political, economic, and historical realms, with the desire to eliminate health disparities caused by various forms of discrimination.

This event is brought to you by Empowering Women In Health, and York International's Global Peer program.

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