The Arctic Youth Wellbeing Network’s 6th monthly session was held in November 2021 with guest speaker Lisa Boivin, an interdisciplinary artist, bioethicist, healthcare educator, and roller skater from the Deninu K’ue First Nation in the Northwest Territories, Canada. Lisa is also a a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.

We were honoured to have Lisa talk to us about how she made a career out of making art, her journey as an author, and the ways she uses animal relationships to teach in a clinical setting. 

“I look to animals to help us make sense of the world around us. We have relationships with animals and they teach us to be more human and more humble”.

We also chatted about grad studies, image-based ways of knowing, and some of her advice for young artists. If you’re interested in learning more about Lisa, you can watch her TedX Talk, “Painting the Path of Indigenous Resilience” here: Painting the Path of Indigenous Resilience | Lisa Boivin | TEDxUofT

 


Lisa Boivin (she/her) is a member of the Deninu K’ue First Nation in the Northwest Territories, Canada, and is a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. She is also the author and illustrator of two books: I Will See You Again and We Dream Medicine Dreams.