We all feel it – whether looking outside, in a field, at a beach, or on a mountain – nature gives us perspective about life and death. In her talk “Pilgrimage, sanctuary, and the place of parks and nature at end of life” Dr. Sonya Jakubec will explain the background and lessons learned from a collection of Alberta Parks sponsored studies of park access and experiences for people in palliative care and grief and loss. Through research discoveries, stories and documentary film, Sonya will share accounts of pilgrimage and sanctuary – and the ways parks and nature provide peace and comfort at end of life. Join us for this life affirming journey with your interest, dialogue and discussion – after all, nothing is more natural than death and loss!
Come on out for this unique talk, it is sure to be a very enlightening evening!
About Dr. Sonya Jakubec: Dr. Sonya Jakubec is a Registered Nurse, and Professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta. Her research alongside community, provincial, national organizations is concerned with the interconnection of supportive environments and well-being across the lifespan.