THE GALA

Hungry for Change Gala is back! Join us for a formal evening of cocktails, dinner, silent auction, and global health education with the theme of “Health and the Environment”. Proceeds from this year’s ticket sales help support Schulich medical students as they travel on global health electives as well as the chosen charities for the 2018 gala. More information about the charities can be found here.

THURSDAY MARCH 22nd, 2018
DOORS OPEN AT 6PM
DINNER SERVED AT 6:30 PM
GREAT HALL, WESTERN UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

Free parking can be found in lot X & K after 4PM and lot W after 7PM.
Click here for more information about parking and to access the Western parking map.

Silent auction items include Toronto Notes, $100 NASH gift card, a signed pair of pointe ballet shoes from the National Ballet of Canada, and more!

Ticket purchasing for this year’s gala are now open! Click here for more information.

This Year’s Speakers:

Dr. Chantelle Richmond


Chantelle Richmond, PhD, is an Anishinabe scholar from Pic River First Nation. Her research is framed by community-based approaches that aim to understand how Indigenous heath is affected by processes of environmental dispossession. Through this work, she seeks to aid in the preservation of Indigenous Knowledge and the implementation of strategies that may foster environmental repossession efforts in affected communities. Chantelle is an Associate Professor at the University of Western Ontario, where she is Director of the Indigenous Health Lab, and Co-Director of the Indigenous Health and Well-Being Initiative. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography, with cross appointments in the First Nation Studies Program, and the Department of Family Medicine. Chantelle Richmond has been featured in Maclean’s Magazine for her research , and also co-wrote and produced a 60 minute documentary “Gifts from the Elders,” which focused on the preservation of Indigenous Knowledge among Anishinabe communities on the north shore of Lake Superior.

Dr. Blake Poland


Blake Poland, PhD, is a professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto and is Director of the Collaborative Specialization in Community Development, as well as co-Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre in Health Promotion. Trained in social/health geography at McMaster, Blake’s research has focused on the settings approach to health promotion, the health of marginalized groups, the sociology of tobacco control, and community development as an arena of practice for health professionals. More recently his attention has turned to ecological public health, community resilience, urban sustainability transitions, social movements as agents of change, and authentic dialogue as a tool for transformative learning. Blake’s research is draws on practice theory, work in the resilience of social-ecological systems, arts-enabled and community-based participatory approaches.