COVID in Long Term Care Event – save the date – be invited

Subject: SAVE THIS DATE!!! COVID in Long Term Care Event

A message from Megan Davies:

Dear Project Supporters, Friends, Colleagues, and Family,

A project that I have been putting my heart into for the last six months is nearly ready to go.  This will be one of the first public commemorations of the pandemic in Canada. It looks at the mass deaths and the extended isolation of our seniors in long-term care facilities, but also at longstanding problems in the eldercare system. It calls for radical, care-centred change.

On January 14, 2022 the COVID in the House of Old project will become public with an online launch and a new website featuring a powerful storytelling exhibit, a haunting audio-visual representation of aggregate death stats, and a podcast that is also cooler than me.  Beginning in the spring, a series of in-person exhibits will take place at BC’s Kwantlen Polytechnic University, local libraries, community centres and educational spaces. Funding is being sought to take CIHO across the country

The EventBrite Invitation below allows you to register for the zoom event.  Please sent it on to all your friends and networks and share on social media. I particularly want to engage seniors and caregivers, though of course this relates to all of our future selves. It is a major concern of our time.

The virtual launch on 14 January at 1-2 pm PST. This event will be hosted by Simon Fraser University, where a Shadbolt Fellowship that has made this project possible.


COVID in the House of Old – Virtual Launch and Artist Talk – 14 January 2022


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The project website https://covidinthehouseofold.ca/ will include the entire exhibit, the podcast, and educational materials. It will go live January 14. Project email for further information: info@covidinthehouseofold.ca

Thanking you for your support and hoping you will make it on the 14th,

Megan Davies


Professor Megan J. Davies

Health & Society Program

Department of Social Science

York University



I live and work on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations. York University is on the area known as Tkaronto has been taken care of by the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Wendat, and the Métis. Hornby Island lies in the traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation. In both places I do my best to live by the terms of the Great Lakes region’s Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, a wise agreement that honours equitable, healthful, and sustaining life for all beings.