Power & Global Health Day

Power and Global Health day banner with two hands outstretched, palms up, with a map of the world painted in the palms. Text on the banner: Power and global health day, November 18 from 10 am to 4 pm, Featured keynote and Q&A sessions: 10-11am: Daniel Wildcat, PhD Exercising indigenuity in and age of global crises, 3-4pm: Anna Gunz, PhD, the climate crisis: the ultimate unifier

Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Location:  Zoom


Join Western faculty, staff and students for a day of keynote sessions, virtual workshops, discussions and more on the topic of climate ethics. For more information on this year's theme and motivation, please visit the Power & Global Health Day page by Global Health Equity.

Click here to watch the event recordings from Power & Global Health Day


10:00 am - 11:15 am
Keynote Lecture + Q&A: "Indigenuity in an Age of Global Crises"

Daniel Wildcat, Ph.D., professor at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, and accomplished scholar who writes on Indigenous knowledge, technology, environment, and education.

11:15 am - 11:30 am
Climate ethics student reflections

Blog Call Out competition winners will be announced. Please visit Global Health Equity for more information on the competition.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
“Uneven impacts of environmental degradation: Stories from and for life”

A roundtable discussion open to Western and community members, featuring individuals with expertise on lived experience and facilitated by Western One Health Chair Dr. Francisco Olea-Popelka.


1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Land Back: From Learning to Action

Join Serena Mendizabal of Protect the Tract and a master's student at Western in Geography & Environment, and Sara Mai Chitty, Curriculum and Pedagogy Advisor in the Office of Indigenous Initiatives, as they unpack what #LandBack looks like locally, and the intersections of Treaties, Indigenous environmental stewardship and climate justice.

1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Climate Café

Facilitated by Julia Albert in collaboration with Western’s Sustainability Team, FRESH (Food Resources and Education for Student Health), and the Canadian Association for Global Health Western Chapter.

Join an empathetic space where fears and uncertainties about our climate and ecological crisis can be safely expressed.

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Closing Keynote Address and Q&A period

"The Climate Crisis: The Ultimate Unifier," Dr. Anna Gunz, Assistant Professor at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and paediatric intensive care physician whose advocacy and research focus is on Planetary Health, including health monitoring of climate change.