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The Current was be held on September 23, 2023 in Halifax, Nova Scotia


Dr. Amanda Bolderston

Unheard Voices: Systems of Oppression and (In)Equitable Healthcare

1. Define systems of oppression and how they relate to (in)equitable healthcare
2. Discuss examples of storytelling from historically underrepresented groups


Dr. Amanda Bolderston is a radiation therapist, educator and researcher. She teaches at the University of Alberta in the radiation therapy undergraduate program. Prior to that she worked in Toronto, the UK, British Columbia and the Netherlands in clinical, educational and leadership roles. She is a past President of CAMRT and the current Editor in Chief of the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences (JMIRS). Amanda is also a co-founder of the CIHR funded website Queering Cancer for LGBTQ2S+ patients and their loved ones affected by cancer. Amanda has developed numerous courses, publications and presentations on the topic of LGBTQ2S+ affirming care in the medical radiation sciences.

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Cynthia Sweeney

Trans-Positive Healthcare: A New Lens for Beyond Binary Inclusive Spaces

  1. Understand how to build trust with intention in Trans inclusive patient care.
  2. Define the anatomy of verbal and non-verbal inclusive communication.
  3. Discuss ways to advocate for trans inclusive patient care in our workspaces.

Cynthia Sweeney (she/her) is Lead Consultant and Founder of Simply Good Form Inc., an inclusion, equity and belonging consultancy specializing in gender-identity-based inclusion and strategic change-management supporting private and public sector organizations with policy development and best-practices for 2SLGBTQ+ welcoming and brave spaces.

As a socially-focused business owner, Cynthia values a lived-experience approach working with a team of trans and non-binary educators. She is a parent of a transgender child and through commitment to community, has earned a reputation for being a key influencer by her peers. Cynthia was recognized by the CGLCC as an LGBT+ Business Advocate of the Year finalist in 2022. Her consultancy, SGF was a Best New Business finalist in the 2023 Halifax Business Awards.

Cynthia’s served on panels with PRIDE Health Nova Scotia, Pride At Work Canada and IWK Integrated Trans Health Symposium for youth into adulthood. She is the Halifax chapter lead of Pflag Canada, a national non-profit supporting anyone on their journey around gender identity or sexual orientation.

She is the Author of the inclusive children’s book, The Pink Balloon; a book about gender identity and shining as your true self, and co-host of two podcasts: Hey, Cis!; a beyond binary talk-show about building better humans, and Trans Canada Stories.

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Leslie MacLennan RTT

The other side: An MRT’s experience as the patient.

1) Discuss an MRTs experience as the patient
2) Define ways for fellow MRTs to consider the persepctive of the patient in their departments
3) Recognize strategies to advocate for individualized patient care


Leslie MacLennan, BHS RT(T), has been a Radiation Therapist at the Saint John Regional Hospital since 2007. In 2018 Leslie was diagnosed with breast cancer. She returned to work in 2019 after completing surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Leslie brings her experience as a patient to inform her practice as an MRT.
Leslie has helped to develop specialized breast treatment techniques in Saint John, and volunteers within the oncology department on the Survivorship Committee. She is also a volunteer educator with the Know Your Lemons Foundation, helping to teach the 12 signs and symptoms of breast cancer.


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Victoria Levack

I Know My Body Best: Lessons on Better Healthcare for Persons with Disabilities

1) Describe what Cerebral Palsy is and how it has effected my life
2) Discuss challenges I have experienced in the health care system as well as specific examples in medical imaging.
3) Provide recommendations on providing higher quality care for persons with disabilities.


Victoria Levack is a first voice advocate for those in the
disability community, specifically those forced to live in
long-term care. At the age of 21, she was told in order to
access the necessary types of support she would need to
survive — she must move into a seniors home. Since then
she has fought tirelessly to make sure no other person with
a disability will be forced to make this choice.

Victoria is also very passionate about educating others
regarding the intersectionality between sexuality and
disability. She is the current spokesperson for the Disability
Rights Coalition of Nova Scotia and Media Liaison for the
Permanent Accessible Dignified Safe Housing Community
Advocacy Network (PADSCAN). She also plans to run for
Halifax city Council in 2025.

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Dr. Brent Young

Dismantling Anti-Indigenous Racism in Healthcare

1. Recognize the various manifestations of anti-Indigenous racism in healthcare.
2. Identify and implement strategies for disrupting anti-Indigenous racism in healthcare.


Dr. Brent Young is an Anishinaabe family physician and member of Sandy Bay First Nation. His mother is a Sixties Scoop survivor, and his grandmother was a Residential School survivor. He is the academic director of Indigenous health at Dalhousie Medical School, and he is the founding clinical lead of Wije’winen Health Centre, the first Indigenous-specific primary care clinic to serve Kjipuktuk (Halifax, NS). He also practices at Sipekne’katik Health Centre.


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