Directions, the Canadian Race Relation’s journal, provides community-based, action-oriented research, commentary, and perspectives on eliminating racism and discrimination.
We are pleased to announce that our May Directions article comes from Dr. Chandrakant Shah. “Visiting Lectureship Program on Indigenous Health at the University of Toronto: Fighting Unconscious Bias” is an original paper that recounts Dr. Shah’s experience in establishing “The Visiting Lectureship on Native Health” in the 1990’s and beginning an initiative to remove the discriminatory and racist unconscious bias from students and health professionals. This initiative led to many other health related education initiatives geared towards Indigenous communities.
Chandrakant Shah is a Canadian doctor, researcher, and social activist. As a visible minority seeking to practice medicine after immigrating to Canada in 1965, Dr. Shah experienced a significant amount of discrimination in his professional life. He is currently an Honorary Consulting Physician at Anishnawbe Health Toronto, professor emeritus of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, Honorary Staff of The Hospital for Sick Children and Courtesy Staff at the St. Michael’s Hospital. Even after many years, Dr. Shah remains passionate for ongoing advocacy for visible minorities, aboriginal health and safety, health of marginalized groups, diversity, among many others.
Directions, the Canadian Race Relation’s journal, provides community-based, action-oriented research, commentary, and perspectives on eliminating racism and discrimination. This journal serves as an important piece of the CRRF’s mission to strengthen Canadian values and build a united Canadian community. Articles are aligned with the articulated themes of race, racism, and discrimination - in all forms - in Canada an approximately one article will be published per month.
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