Compassionate Minds – Dr. Brian Hodges – Episode 5

In this episode, host Helen Angus, CEO of AMS Healthcare, speaks with Dr. Brian Hodges. Brian Hodges is Executive-Vice President Education and Chief Medical Officer at University Health Network, and Professor in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Brian…

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The Fine Line Between Traditional Healing and Western Medicine w/ Esstin McLeod

This episode features Esstin McLeod. Esstin (Niganobe), an Anishinaabe Kwe from the Mississaugi First Nations in Mid-Northern Ontario, is a Healer and Medicine Practitioner. She offers spiritual consultations and remedies to Native healthcare centers in Northern Ontario. In her role as a Medicine Practitioner, Esstin provides plant-based remedies and instructional guidance. As a Healer, she…

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Compassionate Minds: Dr. Keith Thompson Episode 4

In this episode, host Helen Angus, CEO of AMS Healthcare, speaks with Dr. Keith Thompson. Dr. Thompson is a family physician, a graduate of the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, and an Adjunct Faculty Professor with both the departments of Family Medicine and the Institute for Earth and Space Exploration at Western University. He…

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Incorporating Traditional Healing into Practice w/ Dr. Karen Hill

This episode features Dr. Karen Hill. Karenna’onwe (Gaw-law-naw-oo-way) – Dr. Karen Hill is Mohawk from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. She is the mother of two sons and step-mother to five daughters. She currently has 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandsons. She completed medical school in 2003 and Family Medicine Residency in 2005…

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Compassionate Minds: Dr. Lisa Richardson Episode 3

In this episode, host Helen Angus, CEO of AMS Healthcare, speaks with Dr. Lisa Richardson. Dr. Lisa Richardson practices General Internal Medicine at the Toronto General Hospital and is the Associate Dean, Inclusion and Diversity; as well as Acting Vice Dean, Strategy, at the University of Toronto’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine. She is an education…

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Decolonizing Education: Impact on Indigenous Communities w/ Renee Linklater

This episode features Renee Linklater. A PhD who hails from the Rainy River First Nations in Northwestern Ontario. She earned her doctoral degree from the Department of Adult Education and Counselling Psychology at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. With two decades of experience, Renee has extensively collaborated with…

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Virtual End of Life Care

In this conversation, Kieran Quinn, a general internist and palliative care clinician-scientist at Sinai Health in the Department of Medicine and at the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, and James Downer, a critical care and palliative care physician in Ottawa, discuss virtual end-of-life care during the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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Compassionate Minds: Nicole Woods – Episode 2

In this episode, host Helen Angus, CEO of AMS Healthcare, speaks with Nicole Woods. Nicole (Nikki) Woods, PhD is the Richard and Elizabeth Currie Chair for Research in Health Professions Education. She is also Director of The Institute for Education Research (TIER) at University Health Network and Senior Scientist at The Wilson Centre, University of Toronto. Dr. Woods leads an…

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Ancestral Echoes: A Journey to Reconciliation and Healing w/ Isaac Murdoch

Today’s episode features Isaac Murdoch, also known by his Ojibwe name Manzinapkinegego’anaabe / Bombgiizhik, who hails from the Fish Clan and belongs to the Serpent River First Nation. Raised in the traditional lifestyle of hunting, fishing, and trapping, he dedicated many years to learning from Elders in the northern regions of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.…

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Nurturing Ojibwe Wisdom through Language Revitalization

This episode features Dr. Wendy Makoons Geniusz, who hails from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and has ancestral roots in the Cree community of Manitoba. Currently serving as a professor at York University in Toronto, Ontario, Dr. Geniusz has been actively involved in projects aimed at revitalizing Ojibwe language and culture in Indigenous communities across the Great Lakes…

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