In 2011, I moved from the Department of Sociology at the University of Saskatchewan to the School of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Ottawa, where I hold a Canada Research Chair in Creative Practices and Well-being.
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Ethnodrama & lymphedema poster summary available

Our project began several years ago in Saskatchewan with a group of engaged and committed breast cancer survivors who were living with lymphedema.  Since that time, our research (led by Drs. Liz Quinlan and Roanne Thomas) has led to several live performances across Canada, a YouTube channel (link here), and other initiatives.

A poster summarizing some of the impact of this research appears below and is available for download in French and English below.


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Interested in creative writing?

Have you experienced breast cancer?

We are looking for women who would like to help develop a creative writing program for women who have had breast cancer.

We are offering workshops developed with professional writer, Gail Taylor, who has worked with women facing many challenges.  The workshops will be held in Ottawa.

We will provide you with all the materials you need, including a journal and a writing guide. 

There is no charge to participate and no experience with writing is necessary

Please see our poster for more details or contact Katie by phone or email -- 613-562-5800, ext 4564; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Interested in Lymphedema Workshops?

Have you experienced lymphedema after cancer? 

Would you like to participate in workshops to develop coping skills and foster hope?


Based on positive feedback from workshop participants in May, we are planning more workshops for November 2013 at the Maplesoft Centre in Ottawa. 

This is an opportunity for people living with lymphedema after cancer to shape a much needed supportive program.


Or, contact Liz for more details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 613-562-5800, ext 4564.  You are under no obligation to participate if you call or email.



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