Five years ago, upon learning about the fatal shooting of first-year Brock Medical Sciences student Yosif Al-Hasnawi outside of a mosque in Hamilton, Zanab Jafry (BSc ’18) founded a memorial lecture in Al-Hasnawi’s name to help fulfil a responsibility to treat anti-racism as a necessary curriculum for future medical and health professionals.
Jafry, now the Manager of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Anti-Racism at the University Health Network (UHN), will return to Brock University Monday, March 20 to deliver the lecture “Adrift: recovering the lost potential, health status and quality of life of equity-seeking community members,” which will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. in South Block STH 204. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Sponsored in partnership with the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Human Rights and Equity, and the Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies at Brock University, the event is an annual lecture that helps to memorialize its namesake while also encouraging advocacy for justice.
Jafry, who was the Student Justice Centre Supervisor for the Brock University Students’ Union at the time of Al-Hasnawi’s death, will share how in her current role for the UHN she protects and uplifts the needs and interests of equity-seeking employees in North America’s largest health-care innovation hub.
Now working in the broader human rights field, Jafry began her career working in post-secondary institutions as a systems navigator for survivors of gender-based violence, navigating the complexity of intra-university policies, as well as the civil and criminal justice system.
What: “Adrift: recovering the lost potential, health status, and quality of life of equity-seeking community members,” presented by Zanab Jafry (BSc ’19), University Health Network.
When: Monday, March 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Brock University, South Block STH 204
For more information about the event or ways to support Al-Hasnawi’s memory, please visit the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences website.