Dr. Stephen Hwang from the Centre for Research on Inner City Health in the Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital will present the Spring 2014 Royackers Lecture at Regis College on Wednesday, April 2 at 7:30 pm.
Dr. Hwang will speak on "Homelessness, Housing and Hope." A panel discussion with Regis College Professor John Berkman, Hamilton Health Sciences Physician Dr. Sharon Russell, and Toronto Police Service Deputy Chief Peter Sloly will follow the presentation. Together with Dr. Hwang, they will explore the spiritual dimensions of accompanying those in recovery from homelessness.
Dr. Hwang's research focuses on improving the health of people who are homeless or vulnerably housed and deepening understanding of housing as a social determinant of health. He is a scientist at the Centre for Research on Inner City Health in the Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital and Director, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Toronto.
For an open access article by Dr. Hwang and some of his colleagues on "Ending homelessness among people with mental illness: the At Home/Chez Soi randomized trial of a Housing First intervention in Toronto," please click here.
This event is free. All are welcome. Lecture takes place in St. Joseph Chapel, Regis College. A candle light vigil will follow the presentation and panel discussion.
Regis College is located at 100 Wellesley Street West, Toronto, near the corner of Queen's Park Crescent East. Regis College is on the 94 Wellesley bus route and a short walk (south) from the Museum subway station. Public parking is available in the University of St. Michael's College parking lot on St. Joseph Street, one block north of Regis College. The venue is accessible.
Members of the public interested in theological education are invited to attend an open house in October and March each year.
The Royackers Lecture honours the memory of Father Martin Royackers, S.J., a Canadian Jesuit who was murdered in 2001 as he served the people of Annotto Bay, Jamaica and promoted the cause of social justice. The lecture is made possible through the benefaction of Mundiregina Resources Canada.