Andrea charise

Andrea Charise (BASc, MA, PhD) is Assistant Professor in the new Interdisciplinary Centre for Health & Society (ICHS; formerly Health Studies) at the University of Toronto Scarborough, where she is the lead developer and instructor of Canada’s first undergraduate curriculum in Health Humanities. (

lawrence hill

Lawrence Hill is the author of ten books including the novels The Book of Negroes and The Illegal, and the non-fiction books Blood: the Stuff of Life, and Dear Sir, I intend to Burn your Book: An Anatomy of a Book Burning. Hill is a winner of the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book, and both CBC Radio’s Canada Reads and Radio-Canada’s Combat des livres. 

amy montour

Amy Montour (BScN, MSc, MD, CCFP) is a member of the Oneida Nation, Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, where she is a palliative care physician with the Palliative Care Shared Care Outreach Team.