History of Medicine and Health Care
Erna Kurbegovic, B.A., M.A. works in the History Graduate Program on her PhD thesis on a comparative analysis of the eugenics programs in the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Manitoba. She joined the History of Medicine and Health Care at the UofC from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, MB.
Kelsey Lucyk, B.A., M.Sc. works in the Community Health Sciences Graduate Program on her PhD thesis on a history of the concept of "social inequities" through the lens of the development of the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA). She joined the History of Medicine and Health Care Program at the UofC from the University of Calgary (previous Master's in CHS) in Calgary, AB.
Rogelio Mendoza, B.A., M.A.: Dr. Jose Felix Merizalde and the Relationship between Colombian Physicians and Latin American Scientists in the 19th Century (M.A. in History and Philosophy of Science)
Rogelio Mendoza holds a BA degree from the Uni Pontificia Bolivariana and an MA from the Uni de los Andes (Columbia) and is joining the graduate program (co-supervision with Professor Amie Kiddle) at the University of Calgary, to deepen his knowledge and research experience in the History of Medicine and Philosophy of Science. As a former journalist he has ample experience in science communication and is strongly interested in issues of knowledge dissemination, the public understanding of science, as well as historical epistemology and public mental health.
Michel Shamy, M.D.: Acute Stroke Decision-Making in Historical & Philosophical Context, 1880-2000
(M.A. in History and Philosophy of Science)
Michel was born and raised in Montreal. He studied history at Yale, earning a B.A. cum laude and with distinction. He then received his M.D. from Queen's University and completed his neurological residency at the University of Toronto. While in residency he was awarded the KJR Wightman Award for Scholarship in Ethics from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and the PAIRO Trust Fund Teaching Award as the top resident teacher at the University of Toronto. He is now a Clinical Fellow in Vascular Neurology at the University of California San Francisco. He hopes to build a career at the intersection of clinical neurology, ethics, and the history of medicine.
Paula Larsson, B.A.: The Impact of the Indian Residential School System on the Health of the First Nations in Western Canada
(M.A. in History)
Paula Larsson had been a student at Mount Royal University in Calgary, where she graduated in 2013 with an Bachelor of Arts degree with honours in History and Anthropology. She has joined the University of Calgary's graduate program in History to complete a Master's degree based on a research project investigating the history of health conditions in the residential school system in Western Canada. She has been a workshop assistant of the Situating Science (SSHRC) Workshop "Where is the Laboratory Now?" at the University of Calgary Field Station in Kananaskis in the Rocky Mountains in June 2013.
Jarred Dronyk, B.A.: The History of Fort Medicine in Western Canada
In my research I explore the history of medicine in Canada, specifically in the western provinces. One research topic is the exploration of medicine amongst the early Forts of Alberta following the arrival of the Northwest Mounted Police (NWMP) in the late 19th century. Themes I am eager to investigate with relation to this subject are: who were the physicians that worked out of the forts, what drew them out west, what kinds of diseases and ailments might they have encountered, as well as what kind of training and background these medical personnel may have possessed.
Alison Bumstead, B.A.: Re-Examining the Mental Health Casualties during the British Burma Campaign, 1942-1945
(M.A. in History)