Design Health Humanities and Community (DHHC) Symposium

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Friday May 24, 2013
ECHA 2-490, University of Alberta

Saturday May 25, 2013
1-080 Katz Center, University of Alberta

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Join us in Edmonton for this unique interdisciplinary symposium in which we will explore how we can engage the health humanities to help us work collaboratively across disciplines and communities, to imagine and design innovative and transformative processes, communications, products, environments, services and experiences that can help to promote our collective health and well-being.

The "Design, the Health Humanities and the Community" symposium will bring together scholars, educators, students, researchers, practitioners, and others from design, the health sciences and related areas to participate in a sustained conversation focused on exploring a diversity of interdisciplinary perspectives and design and health humanities practices across the continuum of learning, including inter-professional learning.

We have developed a single-track symposium program. Jorge Frascara & Guille Noël (Universidad del las Americas Puebla, Mexico) and Alan Bleakley (Peninsula Medical School, UK) are our keynote speakers.

This two-day symposium explores perspectives and frameworks being introduced in the InSight2: Engaging the Health Humanities international exhibition, May 14th – June 8th. Following the opening reception for the InSight 2 exhibition on May 23rd from 7–10 pm at the FAB Gallery, the “Design, the Health Humanities, and the Community” symposium will begin on May 24th at 8am with registration, and an opening panel and paper sessions.


Can I register by cash or cheque? Yes, simply email Pamela Brett-MacLean (up until the day of the event) at and a confirmation of your intention to register will be sent to you via email. Bring cash or a cheque along with your confirmatory email to the registration table the morning of the symposium. Cheques should be made out to "AHHM Program, FoMD, UAlberta."

Can I request a refund if I am not able to attend the symposium? You can request a refund for paid registration fees up until the day before the symposium via the Eventbrite site. Refunds will not be made after May 23rd, 2013.

What are my transportation and parking options? The closest LRT station is the "Health Sciences/ Jubilee" station at 83rd Avenue and 114th Street. Parking is available at the Education Car Park which is located just north of the intersection of 87th Avenue and 114th Street.

Do I need to bring my printed Eventbrite ticket to the event? Yes, this will expedite registration. But don't worry if you forget to bring your ticket, as we will be able to look up your registration records if needed.

How can I contact the organizer if I have any questions? For more information email