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|When:||Friday, February 11th, 2022|
|Time:||2:00 pm — 3:00 pm|
The Health of Black Canadians in COVID-19 Times and Beyond
The COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately caused harm among racialized people and in particular, among Black Canadians. However, everything we knew coming into the pandemic, about why there are racial health inequities, could and should have prevented these disproportionate harms. What was known about racial health inequities coming into the COVID-19 pandemic? Why didn’t government and broad society act on this information? What needs to change and how might this happen? Explore these questions and delve deeper into this topic with guest speaker Dr. Arjumand Siddiqi as she presents a Zoom webinar on Feb. 11 as part of Carleton University’s ACE EDI event series.
Professor and Division Head of Epidemiology, Canada Research Chair in Population Health Equity at Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Arjumand Siddiqi is a Social Epidemiologist. She is Professor and Division Head of Epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, where she holds the Canada Research Chair in Population Health Equity. She also holds cross appointments in Public Policy and Sociology at the University of Toronto, as well as an adjunct appointment at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Dr. Siddiqi’s research centers on understanding why health inequalities are so pervasive and persistent, and what can be done about this, with an emphasis on the role of societal conditions (policy, politics, economy, and so on). Dr. Siddiqi also engages with governmental and non-governmental entities, including the Government of Ontario, the Government of Canada, and the World Health Organization.