Online Symposium, June 15, 2021: Legacy of Eugenics in Canada

AHP readers may be interested in an online event on the Legacy of Eugenics in Canada hosted by Erika Dyck at the University of Saskatchewan on the history of eugenics in Canada. The event is described as follows:

This is an interactive symposium that explores the history of reproductive control, social justice, indigenous sterilizations, and eugenics.

September 2021 marks 100 years of the Second International Eugenics Congress. Like our predecessors a century ago we find ourselves at a pivotal moment in the history of eugenics and genetics, where new technologies and biological interventions could well determine the ethical standards of tomorrow. Covid 19 has reminded us that eugenic ideas persist when it comes to prioritizing health care needs and vaccines around the globe.

Hosted by Dr. Erika Dyck, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, History of Health and Social Justice, and the History Department at the University of Saskatchewan.

About Jacy Young

Jacy Young is a professor at Quest University Canada. A critical feminist psychologist and historian of psychology, she is committed to critical pedagogy and public engagement with feminist psychology and the history of the discipline.