SHH UTM focuses on incorporating empathy and compassion in the healthcare field through humanities-based discussions, interactive projects, and volunteerism. This organization thrives on interdisciplinary collaboration, and as such, people from all programs of study are welcomed and encouraged to participate. Club experiences will revolve around topics such as:
- Narrative medicine
- Perceptions of illness and recovery
- Medical representation in art, literature, film, & dance
- Bioethics and religion etc.
This chapter is affiliated with Students for Health Humanities (SHH), an international student organization that introduces the humanities into medical education and practice. SHH has several chapters across schools in the United States of America and globally. We are the first Canadian chapter of SHH.
We aim to seamlessly incorporate our team into UTM Student Life through community service initiatives, advocacy efforts, public policy outreach, and healthcare programs. At the heart of our organization, we value continuous collaboration between students, educators, healthcare professionals, legislators, and creatives. Key projects include the medical humanities online publication and the Spring Exhibition.