A very limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Please arrive early to ensure a seat.
Dr. Tarek Loubani is an Associate Professor at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University, and an emergency room physician at the London Health Sciences Centre and the Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza. He is well-known for his humanitarian work as a field medic in Gaza, where he was shot in the leg by the Israeli military in May 2018 while providing health care for injured Palestinians.
Dr. Loubani has combined his humanitarian efforts and medical expertise through the Glia Project, which has developed 3-D print stethoscopes that can be made in under 3 hours for less than $3. This project was inspired by the shortage of basic medical supplies in Gaza caused by Israel's 11 year illegal blockade. Currently, Dr. Loubani and the Glia research team are working on 3-D print tourniquets to help reduce deaths related to blood loss in Gaza.
The event can be live-streamed through United in Learning through online registration at: https://www.united-in-learning.com/index.php/2018-james-graff-memorial-lecture
This event is co-sponsored by Emmanuel College, a theological college of Victoria University in the University of Toronto.
* Note - While the lecture does not begin until 7:30, we are asking that people arrive for 7:00 to allow time for registration.
The annual James Graff Memorial Lecture was established in beloved memory of University of Toronto philosophy professor, husband, father, and tireless peace advocate. Dr. James Graff founded of NECEF*, Canada’s oldest Middle East peace education NGO. Until he died in October 2005, Jim was still teaching as well as actively working for peace.
*NECEF's official charity name has since been changed to NECEF Sabeel Canada. The charity is publicly known as Canadian Friends of Sabeel.
Canadian Friends of Sabeel is a Christian ecumenical organization seeking justice and peace in the Holy Land through non-violence and education. Sabeel, or ‘the way’, is an international peace and justice movement initiated by Palestinian Christians. Learn more about us at www.necefsabeel.ca
The lecture is graciously co-sponsored by Emmanuel College, a theological college of Victoria University in the University of Toronto. Informed by its Christian heritage, relationship with both church and university, and its Canadian, urban, and pluralistic location, Emmanuel College provides an education characterized by rigorous theological inquiry, contextual analysis, commitment to justice, and inclusive practice. Learn more about Emmanuel College at www.emmanuel.utoronto.ca