Compassionate Minds: Adil Khalfan – Episode 1

In this episode, host Helen Angus, CEO of AMS Healthcare, speaks with Adil Khalfan. Adil Khalfan is President and CEO of Kensington Health, a not-for-profit health service organization located in Toronto, Ontario. Adil has a vast background in nursing, public health, international development, and health system strategy in Canada and internationally. His career has crossed…

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Leveraging AI to Enable Compassionate and Equitable Community Care and Nursing

In this conversation, Charlene Ronquillo, a Filipina scholar, registered nurse, and health implementation expert at the University of British Columbia School of Nursing, engages in a captivating dialogue with Chantelle Recsky, a dedicated nurse and postdoctoral research fellow. Together, they delve into the crucial topic of “Advancing Compassionate and Equitable Healthcare through Technology.” Charlene, an…

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The Compassion Code, Promoting Fairness in AI for Mental Health

In this conversation, Laura Sikstrom, a Medical Anthropologist and Project Scientist at The Krembil Center for Neuroinformatics at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health, and an AMS Healthcare fellow in Compassion and AI, speaks with Sean Hill, the Director of The Krembil Center for Neuroinformatics, Senior Scientist at the Center for Addiction and Mental…

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Generative AI in Healthcare

In this episode, AMS Board Members Kumanan Wilson, Interim CEO and Chief Scientific Officer, Bruyère Research Institute, chats with Jaron Chong, Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology at the Department of Medical Imaging at Western University and Chair of the Canadian Association of Radiology Standing Committee on Artificial Intelligence. They discuss the opportunities for generative AI in healthcare diagnosis, efficiencies, and education,…

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Mental Wellness and Renewed Frameworks w/ Dr. Carol Hopkins

This episode features Dr. Carol Hopkins from the Lenape Nation at Moraviantown, Ontario.  Dr. Hopkins is the CEO of the Thunderbird Partnership Foundation.  She is host of the podcast, Mino Bimaadiziwin. Carol was appointed Officer of the Order of Canada in 2018.  In 2019, she was recognized with an honorary Doctor of Laws from Western University. Carol has spent more than 20 years in…

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Finding The Balance Of Your Being w/ Perry McLeod-Shabogesic

This episode features Perry McLeod-Shabogesic of the “Crane Clan” is an Ojibway Anishinabe from N’biising (Nipissing) First Nation (NFN). He has been a artist, cartoonist, writer, traditional helper, medicine harvester and cultural resource person in and around his community for many years.  Perry’s spirit name is “Aandzooked”, which means “Teller of sacred stories” in Ojibway.…

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Technology, Compassion and the Social Determinants of Health

In this conversation, Ibukun Abejirinde, a scientist at the Institute for Health System Solutions at Women’s College Hospital, and Assistant Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, and an AMS Healthcare Fellow in Compassion and AI chats with Terence Tang, a General Internal Medicine Physician at Trillium Health…

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Learning Our Teachings For Our Own Survival w/ Dr. Ed Connors

This episode features Dr. Ed Connors, an Indigenous Psychologist of Mohawk ancestry from Kahnawake Mohawk Territory. He has worked with First Nations communities across Canada since 1982, in both urban and rural centres.  His work over this time includes being Clinical Director for an infant mental health centre in the City of Regina, and Director for…

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Onaubinisay, Walks Above the Ground pt2 w/Jim Dumont

This episode is the second part, featuring Jim Dumont, also known as Onaubinisay, meaning Walks Above the Ground. Jim Dumont is an internationally renowned Elder, speaker and traditional knowledge keeper. He is known as the Gichi-aya’aag, the Elder of the Elders and the Eastern Doorway of The Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge. In 2011, Jim was…

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Onaubinisay, Walks Above the Ground pt1 w/Jim Dumont

This episode features Jim Dumont, also known as Onaubinisay, meaning Walks Above the Ground. Jim Dumont is an internationally renowned Elder, speaker and traditional knowledge keeper. He is known as the Gichi-aya’aag, the Elder of the Elders and the Eastern Doorway of The Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge. In 2011, Jim was awarded a Doctor of…

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