The Faculty of Science at Carleton University cordially invites to attend the HeLa Celebration to raise awareness about the HeLa initiative at Carleton and most importantly, Henrietta Lacks’ story. Join the event for opening remarks by Dean of Science Maria DeRosa, a keynote speech delivered by a special guest, as well as light refreshments.

Monday, Sept. 18, 2023 from 12 to 1:30 p.m.

608 Pigiarvik (ᐱᒋᐊᕐᕕᒃ) | The Senate Room


A keynote speech titled Doing Justice: The Study of Life and Practice of Science will delivered by invited speaker Dr. Sahar Sadjadi, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Studies of Medicine, McGill University.

Dr. Sadjadi studied medicine at Tehran University, worked as a physician in an emergency room in Kurdistan, Iran and received her PhD in medical anthropology from Columbia University. Prior to joining McGill University, she was faculty at Amherst College. She has held research fellowships at the Graduate Center, CUNY, Paris Institute for Advanced Study and Princeton University.