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Virtual Office Hours: Safe Supply with Dr Kim Sue


Aug 19, 2020 12:46 PM

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Nanky Rai
Nanky Rai is a migrant settler from Kashmir who is formally trained in public health and practices as a primary care physician in Toronto, on traditional Indigenous territories that should remain under the jurisdiction of the Wendat, the Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee, and the Mississaugas of the Credit. In her clinical practice, she works closely with people who use drugs, those living with HIV and Hepatitis C, 2SLGBTQIA+ and undocumented communities and with people experiencing homelessness. She has been active in grassroots movements for health justice for the past 10 years and is a member of the Toronto Overdose Prevention Society which set up unsanctioned Overdose Prevention Sites in Toronto as a response to the devastating overdose crisis. In addition to being the recipient of University of Toronto’s 2017 Robert Sheppard Award for Health Equity and Social Justice, she also received the College of Family Physicians of Canada Award of Excellence in 2018.
Mark Tyndall
Dr. Mark Tyndall MD ScD FRCPC is an infectious diseases specialist, epidemiologist and researcher. He is a Professor at the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia and was formerly the Director of the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control. His current work focuses on harm reduction and innovative solutions to prevent drug overdoses through decriminalization and a safer drug supply. Dr. Tyndall is a strong advocate for public health and human rights and has led a number of community-based harm reduction initiatives.
Garth Mullins
Garth Mullins is a drug user activist and award-winning radio documentarian. He is host and executive producer of the Crackdown Podcast where drug users cover the drug war as war correspondents. This is Garth’s second overdose crisis. He used injection heroin for over a decade and is now on methadone. He is a member of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users and is also a trade union organizer and musician.