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Alumna speaks on advocacy at forum

Published: April 21, 2016
Samantha Nutt
Dr. Samantha Nutt

A McMaster University alumna named one of Canada's five leading activists is the keynote speaker for the Annual Day in Faculty Development being held Wednesday, May 4.

Dr. Samantha Nutt will speak about the role of health care professionals as advocates at the Henry and Sylvia WONG Forum in Medicine from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the David Braley Health Sciences Centre, 100 Main St. W., Hamilton.

A 1994 graduate of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, Nutt is the founder and executive director of War Child Canada, which advocates for women and children living with war. She will discuss opportunities and setbacks encountered while looking to lead changes in global health. She'll also provide tips to overcoming hurdles.

Nutt, a staff physician at Toronto's Women's College Hospital has recently been named one of Canada's most influential figures by the Globe & Mail, and one of the country's leading activists by Time Magazine.

reception will follow the talk. The Henry and Sylvia Wong Forum in Medicine was established by the McMaster alumni couple to advance research and public education.

The ninth annual faculty development day includes an interprofessional innovation fair, a workshop on mindfulness and a session with actor and director Colleen Aynn on speaking with influence and impact. The event runs 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the David Braley Health Sciences Centre.

Find more information and register for the Henry and Sylvia WONG Forum in Medicine

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