Residential Schools Support

The recent discovery of 215 undocumented graves of Indigenous children at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School confirms the long-told stories by Indigenous communities regarding Residential Schools and resurfaces decades old wounds. The rediscovery in Kamloops is undoubtedly triggering and retraumatizing for Residential school survivors, their families, and community members. There are resources available to assist with the grief, trauma, and subsequent crises stemming from these events.

The Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line is available 24-hours a day for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of a residential school experience. Support is available at 1-866-925-4419.

The Indian Residential School Survivors Society at 1-800-721-0066 along with a 24-hour crisis line at 1-866-925-4419 for those who need immediate support.

The KUU-US Crisis Line Society provides an Indigenous-specific crisis line available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It's toll-free and can be reached at 1-800-588-8717.

The First Nations Health Authority offers support specifically for survivors and families who have been directly impacted by the Indian Residential School system.

 University of Saskatchewan resources are also available to staff, faculty, and students.

Student Wellness Centre and Student Affairs and Outreach. Staff and faculty can access confidential counselling through the Employee and Family Assistance Program.

 

 

LEAD (Learning Excellence and Development) Professional Development Series

Session 1: September 9, 2021
Introduction to Unconscious Racial Bias: No one is racist, yet we have racism
Dr. Manuela Valle-Castro  

Session 1 Recording 

Session 1 Powe​​rPo​int Slides

Session 2: October 14, 2021
Introduction to Racial Microagressions: Why are they so offended anyways?
Dr. Manuela Valle-Castro

Recording and Slides Coming Soon

 

DSA Newsletters

COVID-19 Resources

NEW REPORT

Saskatoon Inter-Agency Response to COVID-19

 

OTHER COVID RESOURCES

Author: Glover et. al.
Title: “A framework for identifying and mitigating the equity harms of COVID-19 policy interventionsogen, Old Politics” 
Source: Science Direct
Date: December 2020

Author: Shamasunder et. al.
Title: “COVID-19 reveals weak health systems by design: Why we must re-make global health in this historic moment” 
Source: Taylor Francis Online
Date: April 30, 2020

Author: Wenham et. al.
Title: “COVID-19: the gendered impacts of the outbreak” 
Source: The Lancet
Date: March 6, 2020

Author: Mishra et. al.
Title: “Understanding heterogeneity to inform the public health response to COVID-19 in Canada” 
Source: CMAJ
Date: June 3, 2020

Author: Alex de Waal
Title: “New Pathogen, Old Politics,” 
Source: Boston Review,
Date: April 3, 2020

 

Author: Andrew Liu
Title: “‘Chinese Virus,’ World Market,” 
Source: n+1,
Date: March 20, 2020

 

 Author: Aruna Roy and Saba Kohli Davé,
Title: “Analysing Kerala’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: When People and Governments Come Together”
Source: Economic and Political Weekly,
Date: May 2, 2020

 

 Author: Merlin Chowkwanyun and Adolph L. Reed Jr.
Title: “Racial Health Disparities and Covid-19: Caution and Context,” 
Source: New England Journal of Medicine,
Date: May 6, 2020

 

 Author: Thomas Levenson,
Title: “The Term Wuhan Virus Treats COVID-19 as a Chinese Scourge—and Ignores an Ugly History,”
Source: The Atlantic,
Date: March 11, 2020

 

Author: Momtaza Mehri
Anti-racism requires so much more than 'checking your privilege'
Source: The Guardian
Date: July 7 2020
International/provincial/local: International
Topic: Racism

Author: Kathleen Harris
Trudeau announces $9B in financial support for students; critics say pandemic aid must flow faster
Source: CBC News
Date: April 22 2020
International/provincial/local: National
Topic: Politics

 

 Author: Andrew Jack & Jamie Smyth
Coronavirus: universities face a harsh lesson
Source: Financial Times
Date: April 20 2020
International/provincial/local: International
Topic: Universities

 

Author: Brian Ries & Meg Wagner
Universities begin considering the possibility of canceling in-person classes until 2021
Source: CNN
Date: April 15 2020
International/provincial/local: International
Topic: Universities

 

Author: Journal Article Database
COVID-19 related publications
Source: Publons
Date: June 2020
International/provincial/local:
Topic: Journal articles related to COVID

 

 Author: Jon Kamp
Coronavirus Pandemic Complicates Opioid Treatment
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date: April 7 2020
International/provincial/local: International
Topic: Harm Reduction

 

 

 https://www.versobooks.com/blogs/4651-when-oil-markets-go-viral 
Author: Adam Hanieh
Source: Verso
Date: April 8 2020
International/provincial/local: International
Topic: Politics/economy

 

 Author: Adam Hanieh
This is a Global Pandemic – Let’s Treat it as Such
Source: Verso
Date: March 27 2020
International/provincial/local: International
Topic: Politics

 

 Author: Rachel Bogardus Drew & Ahmad Abu-Khalaf
Linking Housing Challenges and Racial Disparities in Covid-19
Source: Enterprise Community
Date: April 15 2020
International/provincial/local: International
Topic: Race; Housing

 

 Author: Allie Caren & Sarah Hashemi
What it means to be immunocompromised during the coronavirus outbreak
Source: The Washington Post
Date: March 26 2020
International/provincial/local: International
Topic: Health and COVID

 

Author: Joel Achenbach & William Wan
New CDC data shows danger of coronavirus for those with diabetes, heart or lung disease, other chronic conditions
Source: The Washington Post
Date: March 31 2020
International/provincial/local: International
Topic: Health & COVID

 

Author: Gary Kinsman
Some notes on learning from AIDS activism for our responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Source: Europe Solidaire Sans Frontieres
Date: March 18 2020
International/provincial/local: International
Topic: Activism

 

 Author: Isabel Frey
 “Herd Immunity” is Epidemiological Neoliberalism
Source: The Quarantimes
Date: March 19 2020
International/provincial/local: International
Topic: Politics

 

 Author: Steven Thrasher
I Study Prisons and AIDS History. Here’s Why Self-Isolation Really Scares Me.
Source: Slate
Date: March 20 2020
International/provincial/local: International
Topic: Health

 

 Author: Mike Davis
Dig: Mike Davis on Coronavirus Politics
Source: Blubrry: Jacobin Radio (Podcast)
Date: March 20 2020
International/provincial/local:
Topic: Politics

 

 Author: Mike Davis
The Coronavirus Crisis Is a Monster Fueled by Capitalism
Source: In These Times
Date: March 20 2020
International/provincial/local: International
Topic: Politics

 

 Author: Adam Hanieh
Covid-19: Will Big Oil emerge more powerful than ever?
Source: Climate & Capitalism
Date: April 9 2020
International/provincial/local: International
Topic: Politics

 

 Author: Dan Keating & Chiqui Esteban
Covid-19 is rapidly becoming America’s leading cause of death
Source: The Washington Post
Date: April 16 2020
International/provincial/local: International
Topic: Health

 

 Author: Warren Bernauer & Gabrielle Slowey
COVID-19, extractive industries, and indigenous communities in Canada: Notes towards a political economy research agenda
Source: ScienceDirect
Date: June 5 2020
International/provincial/local: National
Topic: Politics

 

 Author: Eric Reguly
Title: With zero pandemic deaths, Vietnam sets the standard for COVID-19 fight
Source: The Globe and Mail
Date: May 27 2020
International/provincial/local: International
Topic: Health

 

 Author: John Riddell
Title: Vietnam Vanquishes the Virus
Source: John Riddell: Marxist Essays and Commentary
Date: May 31 2020
International/provincial/local: International
Topic: Health

 

 Author: Brendan Montague
Title: A virus is haunting Europe - the vector is capitalism
Source: Ecologist
Date: March 18 2020
International/provincial/local: International
Topic: Politics

 

Author: Rob Wallace
Title: COVID-19 and Circuits of Capital
Source: Monthly Review
Date: May 1 2020
International/provincial/local: International
Topic: Politics

 

 Author: Rob Wallace
Capitalist agriculture and Covid-19: A deadly combination
Source: Climate & Capitalism
Date: March 11, 2020
International/provincial/local: International
Topic: Politics

 

Social accountability in Practice

Measuring the outcomes of socially-accountable medical education

Advocacy

Community engagement

Social determinants of health

Allyship, racism, discrimination and marginalization

Cultural safety

Indigenous wellness

Indigenous wellness

Poverty

Health in rural communities

 

Health in global communities

Immigrant/refugee health

Health of francophone populations

The Franco Doc Tool Box. AFMC – a collection of Canadian resources for leaning the medical French you need to improve your language and cultural skills and a database of learning opportunities in French.

Environmental Health

Mental health

  • Mental Health: Screening Tools and Rating Scales (2018). Canadian Paediatric Society – tools to help health care providers recognize and diagnose mental health problems.
  • Child & Youth Mental Health Toolkits. Collaborative Mental Health Care - practical, user-friendly resource for screening, assessment and treatment of child and youth mental health problems commonly presenting in primary care.
  • Opioid Manager (2017). CEP – a clinical tool designed to support primary care providers manage opioid prescriptions for patients across Canada who experience chronic non-cancer pain.
  • Stigma and Mental Illness (2012). MK Health Center and MHCC – innovative video designed to help combat stigma attached to mental illness used to educate health care providers who work with children and youth.

Early childhood development

Gender-based violence