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CIC Young Professionals Network: In Conversation with Humanitarian U Founder Dr. Kirsten Johnson
April 21, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDTFree
The ongoing affects of climate change, global pandemics, and conflict, as well as natural disasters has increased the need for humanitarian aid and aid workers.
However, aid workers may not always have the cultural understanding as well as the skills and competencies needed to succeed.
To discuss global humanitarian aid and how to make humanitarian work better and more effective, the CIC Young Professionals Network will be joined by Dr. Kristen Johnson. Dr. Johnson will share her perspectives and answer audience questions.
About the speaker:
Dr. Kirsten Johnson is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at McGill University. She is the President for the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians as well as practices Emergency Medicine at McGill University’s Health Centre Hospitals and the far north of Quebec, in Nunavik. Dr. Johnson is also the founder and CEO of Humanitarian U, where she is involved in humanitarian professionalization and works on the development of competencies and standards for the training, education and certification of humanitarian responders globally.