Trent University Alumni Association Presents a Public Lecture on Holistic Health


Dr. Farah Shroff to discuss social determinants of health

Friday, December 2, 2011, Peterborough

The Trent University Alumni Association (TUAA) invites the community to Dr. Farah Shroff’s lecture, “Celebrations and Setbacks on the Road to Health for All”, on Monday, December 5, 2011, at 3:30 p.m. in Bagnani Hall, Traill College. 

A Trent alumna, Dr. Shroff is an international public health professional with over 20 years of experience in countries including Guatemala, Thailand, India, Mexico, Costa Rica, Nigeria and others. She was a founding faculty member of the Ontario Midwifery Education Program, Canada’s first ever university based midwifery program.She designed Canada’s first course in holistic public health at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and she was North America’s first director of research at the Massage Therapy Association of British Columbia.

In her lecture, “Celebrations and Setbacks on the Road to Health for All”, she will discuss HIV/AIDS, midwifery, holistic health, the social determinants of health and the need for social justice and the mind-body connection in movements for community health.

Dr. Shroff is currently an adjunct professor at UBC Faculty of Medicine, Family Practice and the sole proprietor of Shroff Consulting, conducting research on community health, holistic health, HIV/AIDS, women’s health and various social issues. Her book, The New Midwifery: Reflections on Renaissance and Regulation, was published in 1997.

While at Trent, Dr. Shroff studied Biology/Chemistry and Native Studies. She sat on the Board of Governors and was active in the athletic and social justice communities.

This event is free, open to the public and will be followed by a light reception at The Trend (Traill College). To reserve a seat please email


For more information, please contact: Lee Hays, director of Alumni Affairs at Trent University, 705-748-1011 x1599,