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History Gone Viral: Public Health & Quarantine in Canada

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join this workshop to learn about the role the government plays when it comes to public health crises.

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The challenges we’ve been facing since early 2020 have deep roots in our social, political, cultural and economic history. Come learn about these roots – explore how our history of public health crises reveals the role of governments in the long-standing inequality that plagues public health.

This workshop is presented by SFU FASS in the Class.


Leah Wiener is a PhD candidate in the history department at SFU, where she researches the intersections of age and settler colonialism in public health policies in nineteenth and twentieth century Northern Ontario. She teaches courses in Canadian history, including the histories of childhood and public health.”

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) offers a variety of interdisciplinary programs, allowing you the flexibility to pursue an education that aligns to your goals and interests. Arts programs enrich your learning experience and prepare you for a successful career.


May 11
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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