13 episodes

Welcome to Insights. A series of thought provoking discussions by leaders in arts, medicine and technology recorded live at Canada’s National Arts Centre.

Insights Canada's National Arts Centre

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Welcome to Insights. A series of thought provoking discussions by leaders in arts, medicine and technology recorded live at Canada’s National Arts Centre.

    Wired: Why music changes our brains, and our lives.

    Wired: Why music changes our brains, and our lives.

    Popular Music & Variety presents Adriana Barton in conversation with Dr. Jillian Horton as part of our Arts, Medicine & #Life series / Musique populaire et variétés présente Adriana Barton en conversation avec Dre Jillian Horton dans le cadre de notre série Arts, Medicine & #Life


    Thank you Canadian Medical Association, MD Financial Management, and Scotiabank

    Merci L’Association médicale canadienne, MD Financial Management, et Banque Scotia.

    • 54 min
    The Price of Advocacy: sowing moral courage in medicine

    The Price of Advocacy: sowing moral courage in medicine

    With a background in internal medicine, hematology, and molecular biology, Dr. Nancy Olivieri has worked in thalassemia, a blood disease primarily of children of emerging countries, for over 30 years, including in Asia through Hemoglobal®, a charity she founded to improve worldwide care for these children.



    In 2003, Dr. Olivieri completed a Masters in Medical Ethics and Law at Kings’ College, UK with a thesis examining ethical resistance in medical research. She created and continues to teach a course, Health and Pharmaceuticals, to undergraduate and graduate students, about the influences of the pharmaceutical industry in research and medicine.



    In 2021 Dr. Olivieri completed a Masters of Fine Art in Creative Non-fiction at King’s College, Halifax. Her book - What They Knew: A True Story of Drugs, Death and Deception -- is still in preparation. It is not the only book on this conflict: John Le Carré wrote a thriller, The Constant Gardener, based on this scandal, observing that “compared to reality, [his fiction] was as tame as a holiday postcard.”



    Jillian Horton, M.D., is an award-winning medical educator, writer, musician and podcaster. A former Associate Dean at the University of Manitoba, she has cared for thousands of patients in an inner-city hospital, and now works to provide care to people living with addiction. She is the winner of the prestigious 2020 AFMC–Gold Foundation Humanism award, recognizing her as a national thought leader in medical education and the delivery of compassionate and humane care. As a teacher of mindfulness, she is sought after by doctors at all stages of their careers, and she leads the development of national programming in physician health for Joule, a subsidiary of the Canadian Medical Association. Her writing about medicine appears frequently in the LA Times, the Globe and Mail, and the Toronto Star, and her first book, We Are All Perfectly Fine, now a national best seller, was released by HarperCollins Canada in Feb 2021.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    No rhyme, no reason: Poetry as sense making in a senseless world

    No rhyme, no reason: Poetry as sense making in a senseless world

    Sue Goyette lives in K'jipuktuk (Halifax). She has published a novel and eight collections of poetry, including Ocean (winner of the 2015 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award and finalist for the 2014 Griffin Poetry Prize), The Brief Reincarnation of a Girl, Penelope and Anthesis. Her latest collection, Monoculture: monologues is forthcoming from Gaspereau Press in spring 2022. Goyette is the editor of the 2014 Best of Canadian Poetry Anthology, the 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology, and Resistance, (University of Regina Press, May 2021). Her work has been translated into German, French and Spanish and has won the CBC Literary Award for Poetry, the Earle Birney Award, The Bliss Carman Poetry Award, the Pat Lowther Award, The Atlantic Independent Booksellers Choice Award, the ReLit Award, the 2016, 2014 and 2012 J.M. Abraham Poetry Awards and a National Magazine Award. Sue teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Dalhousie University and is the current Poet Laureate of HRM.

    Arts, Medicine and #Life is a series, hosted by internist, writer, musician and award-winning medical educator Dr. Jillian Horton, that features world-renowned doctors speaking about their area of interest and expertise on as far-ranging topics as mindfulness, work-life balance and social accountability.

    • 1 hr
    Healing Pages: Writing as Transformation

    Healing Pages: Writing as Transformation

    Darrel J. McLeod is the author of Peyakow and Mamaskatch, which received the Govenor General’s Literary Award for Nonfiction. He is Cree from Treaty 8 territory in Northern Alberta. Before deciding to pursue writing in his retirement, McLeod was a chief negotiator of land claims for the federal government and executive director of education and international affairs with the Assembly of First Nations.

    Arts, Medicine and #Life is a series, hosted by internist, writer, musician and award-winning medical educator Dr. Jillian Horton, that features world-renowned doctors speaking about their area of interest and expertise on far-ranging topics in health and wellness. Join us for an intimate look at the deeply human and arts-related aspects of being a physician, where we will be offering hopeful personal narratives that can help us find a way forward.

    • 53 min
    Just Be Human

    Just Be Human

    Anna Mehler Paperny talks to Jillian Horton about mental health care in Canada and her own observations - both as journalist and patient.


    Anna Mehler Paperny is a reporter and the author of the book Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me, which was a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writer's Trust Prize for Nonfiction. Anna is a reporter at Reuters and has worked at The Globe and Mail and Global News. She has reported from Guantanamo Bay and Haiti and won an investigative journalism award for a series exploring deaths in Canadian prisons.


    Arts, Medicine and #Life is a series, hosted by internist, writer, musician and award-winning medical educator Dr. Jillian Horton, that features world-renowned doctors speaking about their area of interest and expertise on far-ranging topics in health and wellness. Join us for an intimate look at the deeply human and arts-related aspects of being a physician, where we will be offering hopeful personal narratives that can help us find a way forward.

    • 49 min
    Let's talk...but who goes first?

    Let's talk...but who goes first?

    Clara Hughes, a dual-season Olympian, is the only athlete in history to win multiple medals at both the summer and winter Olympic Games. She also knows what it’s like to weather more than one season when it comes to mental health. She joins Dr. Horton to talk about her decision to pursue public advocacy, and to discuss why performance-driven cultures like medicine and sport need personal narratives to help us get past stigma and back to health.


    Arts, Medicine and #Life is a series, hosted by internist, author, musician and award-winning medical educator Dr. Jillian Horton, that features world-renowned doctors and special guests speaking about their area of interest and expertise on as far-ranging topics as mindfulness, work-life balance and social accountability.

    • 1 hr

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