The Health Humanities Learning Lab is a groundbreaking arts- and humanities-based research and education initiative at the University of Toronto Scarborough.
Check out recent news, achievements, and publications of SCOPE’s Health Humanities team below!
- Our brand-new UTSC Health Humanities Minor program featured in UofT News! 03/24/2017
- Undergrad Noor Leghari, co-founder of the UTSC Health Humanities Academic Journal Club, named winner of the 2017 Student Engagement in the Arts Award! (That’s two awards in consecutive years for SCOPE-Labbers! Yeah!) 03/27/2017
- Former Health Humanities undergraduate (now medical student) Marcela Costa presents her research findings at the International Health Humanities Consortium Conference in Houston, Texas. Congrats! 03/12/2017
- Big news (02/28/2017): UTSC’s new undergraduate Minor in Health Humanities, the first of its kind in Canada, approved by University Governance! Enrolment starts April 1!
- Welcome to the Winter 2017 Undergraduate Learning Facilitators for “The Human-Animal Interface” (HLTC50): Halima and Samir! Halima will also be continuing her work as the inaugural SCOPE Social Media Intern. 01/10/2017
- SCOPE: The Health Humanities Learning Lab featured in UofT News! (“Using the Arts to Explore How We Interact With Medicine and Health”) 11/04/2016
- Andrea Charise profiled by HealthyDebate.ca’s “Faces of Health Care” photojournalism project on her Health Humanities research and education work. Read up here! 10/24/2016
- Welcome to the Fall 2016 Undergraduate Learning Facilitators for “Introduction to Health Humanities” (HLTB50): Mariam, Mehdia, and Halima! Halima will also be beginning her work as the inaugural SCOPE Social Media Intern. 08/24/2016
- Congrats to UTSC Health Studies alumni (now medical student) Andre Comiran Tonon, whose essay “When Knowledge Makes You A Prisoner” was published on The Daily Dose: Adventures at the Intersection of Medicine and the Humanities.
- Noor Leghari was invited to present findings from her independent research project (supervised by Prof. Charise) “Core Concerns: Systematic Curriculum Audit of North American Undergraduate Health Humanities Programs” at McMaster University’s 2016 conference A Palpable Thrill: An Introduction to Medical Humanities. She’s also featured on their conference website!
- Undergrad Marcela Costa received a 2016 University of Toronto Research Excellence Award for her Health Humanities research project. Parabéns!
- Miriam Halpern’s undergraduate research project (supervised by Prof. Charise) “Narrative Maternity: Designing an Evidence-Based Narrative Training Intervention for Midwifery Professionals,” received 1st Place and “People’s Choice” Awards at University of Toronto’s Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition. Brava and brava!
- Undergrad Mehdia Hassan named winner of the 2016 Student Engagement in the Arts Award!
- Congrats to Natasha and Ismat on being selected as the first undergraduate Learning Facilitators for “The Human-Animal Interface” (HLTC50), Winter 2016.
- Prof. C and undergrads in the 2016 “Aging and the Arts” seminar featured in U of T News article, “Rewriting the Story of Aging.”
- Congrats to Raheem, Monica, Noor, and Ayesha on being selected as the first undergraduate Learning Facilitators for “Introduction to Health Humanities” (HLTB50), Fall 2015.
- Health Studies undergrad Andre Comiran Tonon receives Honorable Mention for 2015 Mary Seeman Award for Achievement in the Area of Psychiatry and the Humanities. Andre’s undergraduate research project (supervised by Prof. Charise) has now been submitted a peer-reviewed scholarly journal. Good luck!
- Prof. C talks about UTSC Health Humanities in an interview with The Arts Health Network of Canada!