AdvertisementJoin Dr. Ryan Meili, Canadian physician and former leader of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party, as he discusses his new book.
About this Event
ABOUT THIS EVENT:
Join Dr. Ryan Meili, Canadian physician and former leader of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party, as he discusses his new book, “A Healthy Future: Lessons from the Frontlines of a Crisis”.
The book is a gripping account of the COVID-19 experience in Saskatchewan goes beyond pandemic memoir to draw lessons we can use to create a healthier future. Ryan Meili provides a unique and important perspective as both a doctor and the leader of Saskatchewan’s official opposition during the worst of the pandemic. Join this intimate conversation with him to hear his thoughts on the political response, how real people’s lives were affected, and his inspiring vision for how we can do better in the future.
This is a free event open to the public. It will take place in-person and will not include a virtual or live streamed component. Please only register if you intend to attend at the downtown Toronto location of 20 Dundas Street West. Details about how to access the space will be emailed to registered attendees 24 hours in advance of the event.
Attendees will be able to ask questions to Dr. Meili and purchase a signed copy of his new book, “A Healthy Future: Lessons from the Frontlines of a Crisis” during the latter half of the event.
We are committed to hosting an inclusive and accessible event for everyone. When registering, please mention if you require any accommodations.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Dr. Ryan Meili is a family physician in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan who is passionate about health equity and healthy public policy. He has practiced medicine in rural and Northern Saskatchewan, inner-city Saskatoon, and rural Mozambique. Dr. Meili put his belief in politics as "medicine on a larger scale" into action by running for Member of the Legislative Assembly and serving as Leader of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party and Leader of the Official Opposition in Saskatchewan from 2018-2022. He is the author of the best-selling book, A Healthy Society: How a Focus on Health Can Revive Canadian Democracy.
Filled with moving stories of how COVID changed people’s lives, his new book, A Healthy Future: Lessons from the Frontlines of a Crisis, is a deeply humane account of the pandemic that draws on his unique experience as a doctor in politics. A Healthy Future reveals how COVID exposed and made worse problems in health care, elder care, education, and social supports – and details how we can do better.
Ryan lives in Saskatoon with his wife, Mahli Brindamour, and their two sons, Abe and Gus.
ABOUT THE MODERATOR:
Dr. Danielle Martin is Professor and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM), University of Toronto. DFCM is the largest academic department of family medicine in the world and home to the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre on Family Medicine and Primary Care.
Dr. Martin is an active family physician and a respected leader in Canadian medicine. In 2006, her first year in practice, she helped launch Canadian Doctors for Medicare, the voice for Canadian physicians who believe in “a high quality, equitable, sustainable health system built on the best available evidence as the highest expression of Canadians caring for one another.”
Danielle’s policy, clinical and academic expertise, combined with her commitment to health equity, have made her a highly regarded health system leader. She holds a Masters of Public Policy from the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto. In March 2014, Dr. Martin’s presentation to a United States Senate Subcommittee about the Canadian health care system brought her international acclaim and has been viewed by over 30 million people across the globe. Her national bestselling book ‘Better Now: 6 Big Ideas to Improve the Health of all Canadians’, was released in 2017 and is used by students and lay people across Canada who want to learn more about Canada’s health system.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZER:
The Dais is where ideas meet action. We are an action-oriented public policy and leadership think tank at Toronto Metropolitan University, connecting people to the ideas and power we need to build a more inclusive, innovative, prosperous Canada.
FOR TED ROGERS SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT STUDENTS:
First-year TRSM students receive TedPoints for engagement beyond the classroom, with one TedPoint earned for each hour of engagement across our school. Participation at this event awards you with 2 TedPoints. You can visit the Fit for Business (FFB) website to learn more about TedPoints.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The Dais, 20 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Canada