The Dean’s Lecture Series 2018-2019#UMTalkSmart
Legal Cannabis: Determining Fitness to Work and Fitness to Learn
With the legalization of cannabis a few months ago, we have all had to adapt, both in the classroom and in the workplace. Whether people are using cannabis for medical reasons or recreation, they now bring their use to work and to the classroom. For educators, managers and HR professionals alike, the process of determining users’ fitness to work and fitness to learn may lead to many questions. This session is a great opportunity to get answers to your latest questions. Join our expert panel to continue to refine your organization’s approach to this evolving reality.
Lynda Balneaves is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Manitoba. She has been a nursing leader in the fields of shared treatment decision making and complementary and integrative health care. She is the Principal Investigator of the Complementary Medicine Education and Outcomes (CAMEO) research program and has published and presented on topics related to knowledge translation, integrative oncology, and treatment decision making. Lynda teaches a graduate level course in evidence-informed practice and supervises students interested in the treatment decision-making process, the lived experiences of people affected by cancer, and medical cannabis.
Lynda has been the recipient of the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology Award of Excellence in Nursing Research and the Award of Excellence in Research from the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia. She is President of the Society for Integrative Oncology and Deputy Director of the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids. She holds a PhD in Nursing from the University of British Columbia, Master and Bachelor degrees in Nursing, and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Manitoba.
Dr. Joss Reimer
Dr. Joss Reimer, MD MPH FRCPC, is a Medical Officer of Health for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and Manitoba Health, Healthy Living and Seniors, and an assistant professor in the departments of Community Health Sciences and Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. She is the Director of Population Health within the medical school curriculum.
Dr. Reimer’s work as a Medical Officer of Health focuses on the prevention of drug-related harms at both the provincial and city levels, including being a lead member of the health planning around the legalization of cannabis. She also maintains a clinical practice in the areas of sexual and reproductive health, focused on marginalized populations.
Barbara Bowes is president of Legacy Bowes Group. Barbara is an accomplished speaker, trainer, coach, writer and professional strategist/consultant. She is an authority and author on Human Resource matters, known for her Careers section column in the Winnipeg Free Press, and eight books.
Barbara holds a Master of Educational Administration degree from the University of Manitoba. She is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), a Certified Human Resource Management Professional (CHRP Fellow), a Certified Coach Practitioner, and a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS).
12:15 to 1:30 pm
Carol Shields Auditorium
251 Donald St.
Opioid & Crystal Meth Addiction: How to Regulate the Problem
Drug addiction is detrimental for both individuals and their communities. People living with addiction can lose every opportunity in life, and gain a criminal record for their possession of non-prescription opioids or meth. Addiction is not a crime so perhaps we should look at new strategies to address it. Options could include providing safe injection sites, decriminalization and legalization, and more. Let’s consider what we might do in order to reduce the harm to our people, and move our community forward. The legalization of cannabis may be just the beginning.
Dr. Marcia Anderson is a Medical Officer of Health for Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) practicing both Internal Medicine and Public Health, and an assistant professor and executive director of Indigenous Academic Affairs in the Ongomiizwin Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing at Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the U of M.
Dr. Anderson is Cree-Anishinaabe and grew up in the North End of Winnipeg. Her family roots go to the Norway House Cree Nation and Peguis First Nation in Manitoba. Her current active areas of work include leading the development and implementation of Truth and Reconciliation Response Action Plans, Indigenous youth health, and Indigenous health care quality. She serves as the chair of the Indigenous Health Network of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada. She is a past president of the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada and past chair of the Pacific Region Indigenous Doctors Congress. She was recognized for her contributions to Indigenous peoples’ health with a National Aboriginal Achievement Award in March 2011. In 2018, she was named one of the 100 most powerful women in Canada by the Women’s Executive Network, and one of the 100 most fascinating people in Manitoba.
Shohan Illsley is the Executive Director of the Manitoba Harm Reduction Network and has worked in harm reduction since 2000. Her experience has included working with the most underserved folks impacted by colonization, lack of access to services and resources, mental health issues, substance use, homelessness, HIV, and hepatitis C. Shohan works from the foundation that people are experts in their own lives.
Shohan completed a master’s of science at the University of Manitoba, and has received three Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) grants. She was raised in Northern Manitoba, in The Pas and Churchill. Her grandparents are settlers from Iceland and England. Shohan and her husband are raising their children with Indigenous knowledge and ceremony. They work every day to incorporate the resistance of colonization and residential school into their children’s resiliency.
Rick is Executive Director of Main Street Project, a Community Health Agency (CHA) that embraces its role to address issues of addiction, mental health, and homelessness by adopting housing first, trauma informed and harm reduction principles. He is also in his fourth year as a Board Director with Nine Circles Health Centre, where he chairs the Membership Committee and is a member of the Research Committee.
For over 25 years, Rick has served in a number of diverse community-health leadership positions, and he is a strong community health advocate for marginalized populations. Rick co-authored Collaboration in HIV Medical Education (CHIME), a Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) Study. This collaborative partnering with the University of Toronto and the Toronto People with AIDS Foundation is now in its 10th year. He has also worked with Sherbourne Health Centre, Toronto People with AIDS Foundation (IPWA), Street Health Toronto, the Toronto Health Bus Program, the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) at Sunnybrook Hospital, Burntwood Regional Health Authority (BRHA), and Mount Carmel Clinic.
12:15 to 1:30 pm
Carol Shields Auditorium
251 Donald St.
Smart Transportation: Travelling into the Future and Picking up Steam
Creative and modern approaches are needed to transport our city into the future. With infrastructure renewal and expansion, new neighbourhoods, emergency service requirements, public transit, bike paths, and more, there are many aspects to optimizing our transportation plans for the future. Winnipeg recently developed Smart Transportation Evolution and Advanced Mobility (STEAM). STEAM initiatives operate through the Advanced Mobility Intelligence System (AMIS). Let’s look at how STEAM can move our community forward and make our lives better.
Jonathan Foord is the City of Winnipeg’s Acting Traffic Signal and TMC Branch Head. He has additional roles as the Transportation Division Asset Management Lead, and Public Works Department Innovation Lead. He also co-chairs the Canadian Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technical committee on Advanced Traffic Management Systems.
Jonathan has been responsible for the design and implementation of Winnipeg’s first Transportation Management Centre (TMC). He continues to develop this system, a growing asset management foundation, and other digital-twin initiatives in order to further leverage cutting edge technology, partnerships, data, and cross-silo information sharing to do things, better, faster, and more efficiently.
Jonathan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Transportation Engineering from the University of Manitoba. In 2017, he was selected as one of Manitoba’s Future 40 Under 40, and in 2018 he was recognized with Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Canada’s Young Leader Award.
Barry Prentice is a professor of Supply Chain Management, at the I.H. Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba and a member of the Transport Institute. His major research and teaching interests include logistics, transportation economics, and trade policy. He holds degrees from Western University (1973), University of Guelph (1979) and University of Manitoba (1986).
Barry has authored or co-authored more than 300 research reports, journal articles and contributions to books. His scholarly work has been recognized for excellence in national paper competitions and awards. In 1999, National Transportation Week named him Manitoba Transportation Person of the Year. In 2018, his proposal for an “Electric Cargo Airship System” won the People’s Choice Award at the CanInfra Challenge.
Brent Bellamy is an architect and Creative Director at Number TEN Architectural Group in Winnipeg. He is a board member of the Council for Canadian Urbanism, a juror for the federal Smart Cities Challenge Canada initiative and Chair of CentreVenture, the City’s arm’s length, downtown development agency.
Brent has been a leading public advocate for design and city-building through social media, public speaking, professional mentorships, and writing. Since 2010, he has contributed a regular column to the Winnipeg Free Press exploring the connection between design and economic growth, environmental sustainability, civic competitiveness, and quality of life.