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Jehangir Saleh Lecture

We are delighted to inform you of the details for the third Jehangir Saleh Annual Lecture at Ryerson University.

This year’s lecture will once again be held at Ryerson University from 6-8PM on Tuesday, September 26th 2017.

Our guest speaker, Professor Drew Leder is a Professor of Western and Eastern Philosophy at Loyola University Maryland. Both a Medical Doctor and a Ph.D. by training, Dr. Leder will draw on his extensive experience with prisoners in a maximum-security environments to addresses topics relevant to the experience of illness, the medical system, and of human beings in our “age of mass incarceration.”

We encourage you to share this date and email with your friends and colleagues. The exact room at Ryerson will be announced closer to the date.

We look forward to seeing you there!
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About the Lecture Series

The Jehangir Saleh Annual Lecture at Ryerson was established at Ryerson University to honour the memory, life and work of Jehangir Saleh, who died from cystic fibrosis in June 2013.   Jehangir was a curious, creative and inspirational philosophy student who dedicated his time and work to the idea of ‘opening up’ and understanding chronic illness, finding strength in adversity and establishing creative and inclusive communities of understanding and support. He was unfailing in seeking to find true meaning in every encounter and relationship and he fostered a strong and deeply memorable sense of shared community among cystic fibrosis patients, families, caregivers and clinicians. His strong sense of shared community extended well beyond those connected to cystic fibrosis or the experience of chronic illness to also include a wide circle of dedicated and diverse friends seeking to learn from life and each other.

This lecture series has been established to continue Jehangir’s work and to explore the following broad themes: the meaning of chronic illness and disability, the social framing of illness as hardship, the human significance of adversity in all forms and, finally, the finding of meaningful ways to overcome adversity, through diverse and creative ways of sharing, music, art, connection and community

A lecture will be held once a year hosted at Ryerson University.

Previous Lectures

You can view content from previous lectures here:

2nd Annual Lecture – September 27, 2016.  Dr. Kay Toombs – “Living Well in the face of Illness”

1st Annual Lecture – October 27, 2015.  Dr. Havi Carel – “Living Well in the face of Illness”