September 28, 2022

Our monthly update keeps you informed on our network projects and initiatives! Below are a few highlights. Make sure to check out the latest issue below.

Second Annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Truth and Reconciliation Week is the week of September 26 with National Day for Truth and Reconciliation acknowledged on September 30. As we approach these dates, it is a time to become reflective and for each individual to think about what Truth and Reconciliation means to them. We encourage network members and beyond to visit the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day for more information.

We look at three perspectives of what Truth and Reconciliation means from Indigenous and non-Indigenous voices within the Can-SOLVE CKD Network. Can-SOLVE CKD recognizes the atrocities of residential school are not only a part of Canadian history, it is a shared history, and we must all work together to recognize and acknowledge this.

Annual Network Update looks towards Phase 2
The 2022 Can-SOLVE CKD Network Update was held on September 23. It was wonderful to connect in the virtual environment, and we look forward to connecting in person at the 2023 AGM in Halifax in May.

Our capacity building workshop series continued with “Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Kidney Research” presented by Dr. Sofia Ahmed. Our network update followed, including highlights of Phase 1, a preview of exciting Phase 2 work, an engaging panel discussion with network leadership, and welcoming Dr. Matthew James to the Can-SOLVE CKD leadership team.

Thank you to the speakers, panelists, attendees, and organizing team!

Dr. Matthew James joins Can-SOLVE CKD leadership team

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Matthew James to the Can-SOLVE CKD leadership team!

Dr. James brings a wealth of experience in patient-oriented research from his roles as a Can-SOLVE CKD project lead and co-lead of the Alberta Kidney Research Network and Interdisciplinary Chronic Disease Collaboration. His appointment is an important milestone in expanding the network’s leadership capacity and promoting network sustainability and succession planning.

In this role, he will work alongside the Can-SOLVE CKD operations team and the network’s various committees to support the realization of our shared vision for patient-oriented kidney research.


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