Sent on behalf of the Social Accountability and Community Engagement Office:

The Social Accountability and Community Engagement Office (SACE) of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is excited to invite Black students, faculty and staff to this networking mixer!

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Monday, December 14, 2020

6:30-8:00 p.m. (ET)

Join us for a discussion about the power of mentorship with Dr. Chika Stacy Oriuwa and Dr. Tamara Gafoor, followed by a presentation by Marilyn Naana Ahun on the new McGill Black Alumni Association (MBAA) mentorship program.

Keynote speakers:

Dr. Oriuwa is a first-year resident doctor in psychiatry at the University of Toronto and the first Black woman to be recognized as sole valedictorian. As a writer, Chika has penned viral articles and poetic performances on navigating the world of medicine as a Black woman. In 2017, she released her renowned slam poem “Woman, Black” and in 2018 published her seminal article “In My White Coat, I am More Black than Ever” for FLARE magazine’s Black History Month campaign.

Dr. Gafoor is a Pediatric Emergency Physician at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. She is Director of the MUHC Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course and a member of the McGill Medical Admissions Committee.

Marilyn Naana Ahun graduated from McGill in 2015 with a BA in Honors Psychology and is a final-year PhD candidate in public health at the Université de Montréal. She was the Vice President of the McGill African Students’ Society as an undergrad and co-founded the McGill Black Alumni Association (MBAA) when she graduated.

Hosts: Dr. Pascale Caidor, Diversity Officer and Charlene Lewis-Sutherland, Equity Education Program Administrator.

Office of Social Accountability and Community Engagement

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences



November 26 2020