onSIDE Events

Upcoming Events

Women in Radiology
February 7, 2024 from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Elmwood Spa: 18 Elm St., Toronto
Topic: Negotiation Skills
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nikolina Mizdrak, Chair of Ontario Medical Assocation Negotiations Task Force 2024
Panelists: Dr. Tara Graham, Dr. Ania Kielar & Dr. Linda Probyn 

Dining with the Radiologists
May 29, 2024 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 
7 Grenville St., Toronto
"Dining with the Radiologists" is a medical student outreach event to provide medical students with an overview and understanding of radiology as a specialty, with a focus on empowering those from under-represented groups to consider applying to radiology residency. Dinner included!

Past Events


Creating Safe Spaces: Initial Discussion on Anti-Racism Work in Healthcare

The session was hosted by Dr. Elsie Nguyen - Vice-Chair on Support, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity, and covered topics such as "Considering our roles in reconciliation" by Dr. Chase McMurren (Office of Indigenous Health, Temerty Faculty of Medicine). 

Lydia-Joi Marshall (President, Black Health Alliance) discussed how she experienced racism as a healthcare professional and offers recommendations and actionable items. The session concluded with a panel discussion on a scenario of racism in health care and its impact on patient care.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
5.00pm - 6.30pm 
Target Audience: Medical Imaging Faculty, Residents, Fellows, and Medical Students

Chase Everett McMurren, MD, is the Theme Lead for Indigenous Medical Education in the MD Program and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is a member of the Turtle Clan and is training as a nâtawihôwêw* [not-a-way-who-ee-oo], or Medicine Man (*in Michif). Twitter @chaseverMD

Ms. Lydia-Joi Marshall has a focus on championing issues in health equity and combating racism in all of its forms. Lydia-Joi currently serves as the president of the Board of directors of the Black Health Alliance, a not-for-profit organization which works tirelessly to advocate for those who have been marginalized by race.  Lydia-Joi consistently strives to challenge diverse groups to examine systemic disparities, and has done so through many platforms including multi-disciplinary published research, leading dynamic international workshops and most recently as a TEDx Toronto Speaker addressing her experiences in the Canadian health care system. 

Whether in the lab or travelling the globe, Lydia-Joi embodies the spirit of unity and growth. Bringing this energy to all she pursues, with the intention to bring a call to action for our collective quest for equity​. Twitter @lydiajoimarsha1