News & Events


Welcome to our newest Health Humanities professor, Dr Cassandra Hartblay! Dr Hartblay will be joining UTSC from Yale and will bring her research expertise in disability studies and performance to our new Minor Program as of July 1, 2018. 

The ICHS annual International Health Film Festival returns for March 2018: stay tuned for more updates from organizers Prof. Suzanne Sicchia and her team of dedicated undergraduates!

UTSC's Indigenous Film Series runs from Oct 30 - Nov 29, 2017. Films and screening details available here. (October 2017)

Welcome to UTSC's new ICHS: A message from U of T Scarborough's Vice-Principal Academic & Dean (June 2017)

ICHS is home to Canada's first undergraduate program in Health Humanities! (April 2017)


Faculty Accolades!

Prof. Michelle Pannor Silver interviewed on Forbes about her new book book, Retirements and its Discontents: Why We Won't Stop Working, Even if We Can

Prof. Brown gives talk at TEDx UTSC: Forgotten: Reproductive health in women with disabilities

Prof. Michelle Pannor Silver's new book, Retirement and Its Discontents: Why We Won't Stop Working, Even if We Can, is published this month with Columbia University Press. Congratulations! (July 2018)

Congratulations to Prof. Ezezika on the publication of his new co-authored textbook, An Introduction to Global Health (3rd ed.)!

Prof. Bisaillon's research featured in the news! "Modernizing Canada’s Immigration Act for applicants with disease and disability" (April 2018)

Check out Prof. Laura Bisaillon's research on health status, morality, and HIV in Canada's immigration system just featured in The Conversation (February 2018)

Prof. Brown receives a CIHR New Investigator Grant to study the health and health care use of infants born to women with disabilities! Read all about it here. (January 2018)

Prof. Michelle Silver’s research on physician retirement published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (December 2017)

"Hi-tech humanities approach to understanding aging earns recognition for UTSC professor": Prof. Charise is the recipient of the first Jackman Humanities Institute-University of Toronto Scarborough Digital Humanities Fellowship (Fall 2017)

Prof. Obidi Ezezika chosen as Next Einstein Forum Ambassador (December 2017). Read up on this global health initiative here.

Congratulations to Prof. Andrea Charise who was just featured in UofT news for pioneering the development of Canada's first undergraduate program in health humanities, which looks at the impact of the humanities and critical social sciences on health (September 2017)

Congratulations to Prof. Hilary Brown, who just received a CIHR grant to study the connections between medical conditions during pregnancy and mental health (June 2017)