Family Health Teams and Debaj partner for second CHIR Café Scientifique

MANITOULIN—Debajehmujig Storytellers will be once again hosting a Canadian Institute of Health Research (CHIR) Café Scientifique session from 1 to 4 pm on Thursday, February 27.

Described as “very exciting,” the event is sponsored by the Manitoulin Central and Municipality of Assiginack Family Health Teams and Debajehmujig Storytellers. The hosts said that they are “pleased to bring the CIHR Café Scientifique, a new and exciting way of sharing and learning, to Manitoulin Island” in a press release. This version of the CIHR Café series will address the topic ‘Mysteries and Challenges: Healthier Living with Technology.’

This Café will build on the growing public interest around the Island for engaging talks by, and among, leaders in their fields regarding locally relevant health issues. These leaders will present their easily understandable ideas in the relaxed space of the Debajehumjig Creation Centre in Manitowaning.

Free refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Following the presentations, participants will be able to ask questions of the panelists in an open question and answer format.

The presenters hail from the University of British Columbia, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and the Debajehmujig Storytellers and will illustrate multi-generational approaches to health to engage all participants in practical and theoretical discussions. During this session, topics for discussion will include hypertension, vaccination, Elders Gone AWOL and the therapy of arts engagement.