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  • November 20 to December 4, 2020 from 10:00am to 12:00pm

With a vibrant international intellectual footprint, wide diaspora of trainees and colleagues, and a history of theory-informed innovation in critical qualitative health research, the Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research (CQ) at the University of Toronto is celebrating its 10th anniversary. We have much to celebrate and build on! In addition to the CQ diaspora, we warmly welcome all those who share an interest in critical, theory-informed qualitative health research, and those interested in where this genre comes from and is headed.

Join us for a stimulating online Symposium taking place over three days in November and December, 2020 with an enticing line-up of keynote and panel speakers from the CQ fold and beyond.

November 20, 10am-12pm EST | Session 1:

Keynote from Denise Gastaldo and Joan Eakin, followed by a panel and Q&A on the theme: Using critical theories and methodologies to have impact as critical qualitative researchers.

November 26, 4pm-5:30pm EST | Session 2:

A discussion led by Pia Kontos and Alisa Grigorovich, followed by a panel and Q&A on the theme: The realpolitik of critical qualitative research in the health sciences.

December 4, 10am-12pm EST | Session 3:

Keynote from Judith Green, followed by a panel and Q&A on the theme: Critical re-visions: What’s next for Critical Qualitative Health Research?

Program and additional session details forthcoming at

Please note that all sessions will be recorded and may be made available to attendees or the public for future viewing.

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