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2023
13
Oct
NWBiC Webinar Series (1)
Nursing While Black in Canada (NWBiC)

Part 1: Undergraduate Nursing Student Experience

The NWBiC webinar series highlights the experiences of practicing nurses and nursing students of African descent in navigating Canadian healthcare and educational landscapes. It also provides a platform for networking with nurses across Canada and fostering a supportive environment for education and practice.

2023
27
Jan
Caring for Black Bodies Webinar 2 (4)
Caring for Black Bodies Webinar Series: Sickle Cell Anemia 2

The goal of the “Caring for Black Bodies” webinar series presented by the Pan-Canadian Association of Nurses of African Descent (PCANAD) is to dispel the misconception of the association of Black skin to be a biological predisposition for disease development.

For centuries, race has been misrepresented to be a biological attribute instead of a social construct. When disparities are identified in health research, researchers label race as a risk factor for the disease or condition under investigation instead of using race as a “risk marker” to explore reasons for the identified disparities.

In light of the growing body of genetic evidence, PCANAD aims to address this erroneous non-scientific assertion that has contributed to the discrimination people of African descent have experienced on these lands and beyond.

Join us on Friday, January 27, 2023, from 3: 00 pm to 5: 00 pm Pacific Time to learn more about anemia, with a special focus on sickle cell anemia. Guest speakers include Biba Tinga (President/Executive Director, Sickle Cell Disease Association of Canada), Reeve Agyepong (Registered nurse), and individuals with lived experiences.

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2023
24
Feb
Caring for Black Bodies February 2023 (Instagram Post (Portrait))
Caring for Black Bodies Webinar Series 3: Stem Cell Donation

Celebrating Black History Month 2023

Stem cell transplantation is a valuable therapy for various health conditions.

In Canada, due to ancestral under-representation across blood, stem cells, organ and tissue donor pools, some patients in need of allogeneic stem cell transplantation face marked disparity in access to suitable donors.

The Black Donors Save Lives campaign aims to tackle this issue by collaborating with people of African descent in Canada to create awareness on the need for more people from diverse ancestral background to register as potential stem cell donors.

Join the Caring for Black Bodies webinar to learn more about this live saving therapy and how you can get involved.

2022
25
Nov
Caring for Black Bodies Webinar Series (Letterhead) (Flyer (Portrait)) (4)
Caring for Black Bodies Webinar Series: Sickle Cell Anemia 1

The goal of the “Caring for Black Bodies” webinar series presented by the Pan-Canadian Association of Nurses of African Descent (PCANAD) is to dispel the misconception of the association of Black skin to be a biological predisposition for disease development. For centuries, race has been misrepresented to be a biological attribute instead of a social construct. When disparities are identified in health research, researchers label race as a risk factor for the disease or condition under investigation instead of using race as a “risk marker” to explore reasons for the identified disparities. In light of the growing body of genetic evidence, PCANAD aims to address this erroneous non-scientific assertion that has contributed to the discrimination people of African descent have experienced on these lands and beyond.

Join us on November 25th, 2022, from 9: 00 am to 11: 00 am PDT/12: 00 noon to 2: 00 pm EDT to learn more about anemia, with a special focus on sickle cell anemia. Guest speakers include Biba Tinga (President/Executive Director, Sickle Cell Disease Association of Canada), Dr. Jennie Haw (Scientist, Canadian Blood Services), Bukola Ibitoye (Doctoral Student, UBC), and individuals with lived experiences.

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