Health, Arts, & Humanities

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 The Health Narratives Research Process

The Heath Narratives Research Process (HeNReP) is a free, non-credit, open-discipline, non-hierarchical process that has been offered in association with the Health, Arts and Humanities Program of the Department of Psychiatry in the University of Toronto since 2015 as the Health Narratives Research Group (HeNReG) from the first week in October to the last week in April.

What differentiates the HeNReP from the previous HeNReG is that it is not tied to the yearly calendar or to a group as the process is available to individual participants at any time throughout the academic year. The aim of the process is to help health researchers reduce the burnout that often develops in relation to engaging in their research. This is accomplished by the researcher and the facilitator participating in multi-session online structured writing exercises that attempt to order their thinking processes regarding their research related to health. The facilitator/founder/originator is Carol Nash PhD, Scholar in Residence, History of Medicine Program, Department of Psychiatry, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.

To learn more about the HeNReP and to set up a HeNReP with the facilitator, please contact Dr. Carol Nash at

Cinema Medica

The Cinema Medica: Health & Illness in Film seminar series is a medical-themed film series explores areas of overlap between healthcare and the cinematic medium in an effort to encourage interdisciplinary dialogue on a range of historical, theoretical, and ethical-political issues pertinent to modern medical culture, while introducing medical-humanities students and professionals to the formal techniques and critical vocabulary of film.

Location: TBA

Mixed-Media & Medicine

MMM – A New Virtual Narrative Medicine Space Open To All

Offers a novel discussion space for group learning, reflection and new modes of presentation that are open to all medical learners – student, faculty & staff alike. From our own UofT literary journal ARS MEDICA to Zine Archives in Graphic Medicine and everything in between (Poetry, Comics, YOUTUBES, Monologues, Short Short Stories you name it), we are excited to provide a safe space for participants to discuss short(ish) representations that address spirit, wellness, resilience , consciousness, and reflection. This is an inclusive environment to which ALL are welcomed and equally valued. Please spread the word amongst all people medical – students, faculty, colleagues, tutors, professors, residents, fellows, undergrads, postgrads.

Come one, come all & join us for Mixed Media & Medicine (MMM) Meetings have been held from  6:30 to 7:30 pm on the fourth Thursday of every month. Stay tuned for new dates.

Co-hosted by Jane Zhao & Conor McDonnell