Date & Time Details:
March 10, 2024
2:00pm - 5:00pm PST

Location: SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Woodwards Complex, Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre

Address: 149 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Second Floor

Contact: Alycia Fridkin
[email protected]

Ticket Price: Free or by donation. Donations will go to support event costs not covered by the CIHR grant; all additional proceeds will go to the BIPOC scholarship fund for the Canadian Psychedelic Summit

Terms & Conditions: You may find terms & conditions here.

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Cafe Scientifique: Psychedelics and Health Equity (In-Person, Vancouver)

With Kim Haxton, Monnica Williams, Erika Dyck, Otis Jasper and Amy Bartlett

March 10, 2024

Cafe Scientifique on Psychedelics and Health Equity: An Interactive Public Dialogue with Leading Researchers in Canada

Date: March 10, 2024
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm PST
Location: SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Woodwards Complex, Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, 149 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Second Floor.

This is a wheelchair-accessible venue

Want to attend online via Zoom instead? Please register here

With Research Panelists:

  • Dr. Erika Dyck – Psychedelic Diversity: Lessons from the Past
  • Dr. Monnica Williams – Psychedelics and Communities of Colour
  • Otis Jasper – Promising Practices with Psychedelics and Indigenous communities
  • Amy Bartlett – 2SLGBTQ communities and psychedelic spaces

The Facilitators

Facilitated by Kim Haxton
Graphic Recording by Michelle Buchholz with Cassyex Consulting

What to Expect

You are invited to join this interactive public dialogue on psychedelics and health equity with leading researchers in the field. Participants will have a chance to hear from an expert research panel, ask questions to the panelists, and contribute to the conversation by sharing your ideas in facilitated small group discussions. The outcomes from this session will be used to inform future directions in psychedelic research and equity initiatives. This is a hybrid virtual and in-person event. For those attending in person, refreshments and a reception area with psychedelic information, art and vending tables are included. 

Disclaimer: This event will be visually and audibly recorded for educational purposes. Individual faces will not be shown in any published material unless a signed consent form is completed.

Who Should Attend

This event is for members of the public who would like to learn more about psychedelics and issues of social justice.


  • 1:30 pm Doors Open
  • 2:00 pm Panel Discussion with audience Q & A
  • 4:00 pm Breakout Discussions
  • 4:45 pm  Close

Art and Vending Area from 1:30pm – 5:30 pm

This event is funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research and sponsored by Hollyhock Leadership Institute.

We are grateful to our partners for making this work possible:

  • Hollyhock Leadership Institute
  • MAPS Canada
  • National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health 



Kim Haxton
Kim Haxton (Potowatomi) is from the Wasauksing First Nation in Ontario. She has worked across Turtle Island and abroad in various capacities but always with a focus on local leadership. Her deep understanding of the need for genuine restoration has far-reaching implications as leaders seek vision and all people seek…
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Monnica Williams
Dr. Monnica T. Williams is a board-certified licensed clinical psychologist and Professor at the University of Ottawa, in the School of Psychology, where she is the Canada Research Chair in Mental Health Disparities. She is also the Clinical Director of the Behavioral Wellness Clinics in Connecticut and Ottawa, where she…
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Erika Dyck
Erika Dyck is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in the History of Health & Social Justice. Her interdisciplinary research brings social sciences and humanities perspectives to scientific and medical subjects. Her work has been published in medical, legal, economic, literary, philosophical, anthropological and historical venues. Learn more about her…
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Otis Jasper
Otis is Sto:lo from Soowahlie and Cheam Nations, married into and currently living in Tkemlups te Secwepemc. The founder of Sacred Circle, the Director of Business Development and Partner Relations with All Nations, an Indigenous Cannabis Company, and a well-respected cultural leader with his family and community, Otis’ vision is…
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Amy Bartlett
Amy Bartlett is a psychedelic researcher and community organizer currently working on her PhD at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Her research explores the role that psychedelic integration plays in individual and communal healing, and her passions include trauma-informed care, community building, diversity and inclusion in the psychedelic space, ethics and…
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