Thelma Cardwell LectureThe Thelma Cardwell Lecture Series was established in 1997 to honour one of this program’s, and occupational therapy’s, most prestigious alumna. This year’s Thelma Cardwell Lecturer is Dr. Arno Kumagai, Professor and Vice Chair for Education, Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto.
Lecture Title: We Make the Path While Walking: Critical Dialogues in Teaching and Learning for Social Justice
Lecturer Bio: Arno Kumagai is Professor of Medicine and Vice Chair for Education, Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He also holds the F. M. Hill Chair in Humanism Education at Women’s College Hospital, University of Toronto, where he has a clinical practice focused on working with people with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Arno received his BA in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley and his MD from UCLA School of Medicine. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine and an Endocrine fellowship and postdoc in the UCLA system. He was on faculty at the University of Michigan Medicine from 1996 to 2016 and joined the University of Toronto’s Department of Medicine as Vice Chair in April 2016.Arno has published extensively on the use of narratives in medical education, transformative learning, dialogical teaching, and teaching for equity and social justice, and holds numerous teaching awards in basic science teaching, humanism, educational innovation, and diversity. Most recently, he served as the 2018 Tosteson Visiting Professor of Medical Education at Harvard Medical School; the 2019 Boyarsky Lecturer at Duke University; and the 2020 Anne L. Brodie Professor at the University of Virginia. He also serves on the Editorial Board of Academic Medicine.