Research Chairs

History of Health and Social Justice

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair

The Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in the History of Health and Social Justice was created in 2020 to support the research activities of the chairholder, Dr. Erika Dyck of the Department of History, as well as faculty, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows engaged in the study of social justice dimesnions of histories of health and medicine. Building on Dr. Dyck's recently completed term as Tier 2 Cananda Research Chair in the History of Medicine, the program has grown and has been home to more than a dozen graduate students, and is part of a dynamic collection of faculty working in related areas of early modern science, gender and military medicine, gender and sexuality in China, segregated hospitals in South Africa, and gender, sexuality, medicine and health in Canada.