Medical and law students at Western University explore Indigenous health through education

As a direct response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, a learning session for Western’s Medicine and Law students, is taking place to focus on the factors that have an impact on Indigenous health and law in Canada.

Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry in partnership with the Faculty of Law is hosting an education day entitled “Tyu ko tak nahte’ yu kwa nute’ – Let’s move what we know forward: Understanding our past and working together to strengthen the future.”

The afternoon will begin with a keynote address from Ry Moran, Director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba, followed by a question and answer session. Students will then take part in a Blanket Exercise in small break-out groups.

Media is invited to attend the keynote address. Media interviews with Ry Moran, School leaders and students will take place immediately prior to the start of the session.

What:   Tyu ko tak nahte’ yu kwa nute’ – Let’s move what we know forward Education Day

When: October 4th, 2017

Where: Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University

Timing: 11:45 a.m. – 12:10 a.m. Media availability for interviews

12:15 p.m. – Traditional greeting

12:30 p.m. – Ry Moran, Director, National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

2:00 p.m. – Blanket Exercise

** Please contact Crystal Mackay if you plan to attend and to arrange for interviews**

MEDIA CONTACT: Crystal Mackay, Media Relations Officer, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, t. 519.661.2111 ext. 80387, c. 519.933.5944, @CrystalMackay

Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community.


The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University is one of Canada’s preeminent medical and dental schools. Established in 1881, it was one of the founding schools of Western University and is known for being the birthplace of family medicine in Canada. For more than 130 years, the School has demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence and a passion for scientific discovery.