Keynote Speaker

Dr. Susan Srigley - “Why We All Need Death School: Building Community through Death Literacy”

Friday, March 24, 2023 | 6-8pm | Nipissing University Theatre (F213) | Livestream will also be available

In this talk, Susan will share how death education has enhanced and deepened her community involvement and why she's passionate about teaching death awareness at the postsecondary level. 

Black and white photo of Dr. Susan Srigley

Dr. Susan Srigley

About Dr. Susan Srigley

Susan Srigley, Ph.D. is Chair & Professor of Religions and Cultures at Nipissing University where she teaches several courses in death education. She has been a palliative care volunteer for the past 22 years; she is a trained death doula/end-of-life companion, and she mentors new volunteers in palliative and home hospice care. She offers educational workshops at Nipissing Serenity Hospice and has presented her pedagogy on death awareness for postsecondary students at the International Festival Lifting the Lid and at the Contemplative Care Symposium at the Garrison Institute, NY.

She advocates for death and grief literacy and chronicles her teaching and work in death education on Instagram @death.ambassadors and TikTok @deathambassadors