Human Anatomy Program UofG Video - Body Donation Descriptive Transcript

Human Anatomy Program UofG Video - Body Donation
Descriptive Transcript

Summary: A video documenting the 2016 Celebration of Life and Learning tribute to donors and their families. The annual event is held at War Memorial Hall and is staged by student speakers and performers, faculty, staff and friends of the Human Anatomy program.

00:00 - 00:05
[Piano music is heard playing the opening notes of "The Prayer". Graphic on screen shows UofG portico. Text is superimposed. UofG logo is superimposed bottom right.]
Text: Celebration of Life and Learning
Human Anatomy Program
Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences
College of Biological Science

00:06 - 00:16
[Text changes.]
Text: Celebration of Life and Learning
a tribute to our donors
Wednesday, March 30th 2016

Voice of Reverend Dr. Jon R. Fogleman: It is my privilege to welcome you to this evening's Celebration of Life and Learning honouring our donors.

00:17 - 00:40
[Screen changes to show to show Reverend Dr. Jon R. Fogleman, master of ceremonies for the event, standing at the podium. Text is superimposed.]
Text: Reverend Dr. Jon R. Fogleman

Voice of Reverend Dr. Jon R. Fogleman: We want to express a special word of gratitude for the families of our donors. For some this may be your first time attending the service. We recognize this may be a sensitive time. We are glad that you are here. We respect your presence with reverence and dignity.

00:41 - 01:08
[Screen changes to show female student on stage accompanied by pianist. She sings The Lord's Prayer. Text is superimposed.]  Text: The Lord's Prayer
Adriene Donkin-Verschuren, vocals
Barbora Hucik, piano

music/singing: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, 
thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  
 
01:09 - 01:32
Screen changes to show audience. Screen changes to show Dr. Charlotte Yates at the podium. Text is superimposed.]
Text: Dr. Charlotte Yates
Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
University of Guelph

Voice of Dr. Charlotte Yates: All of our partners make this program possible and we thank you for your support. But I really want to welcome this evening the donor families and friends who are here. The University thanks you for your generosity and welcomes you to this evening's event but also we welcome you to come back to campus this year and for years to come.

01:33 - 03:17
[Screen changes to show two female students and one male student on stage with pianist accompanist. The students sing "For Good". Text is superimposed.]
Text: "For Good"
Carson Gee, Sasha Monteiro and Amanda Tittel, vocals
Lisa Xuan, piano

music/singing: It well may be
That we will never meet again
In this lifetime
So let me say before we part
So much of me
Is made of what I learned from you
You'll be with me
Like a handprint on my heart
And now whatever way our stories end
I know you have re-written mine
By being my friend
Like a ship blown from its mooring
By a wind off the sea
Like a seed dropped by a skybird
In a distant wood
Who can say if I've been changed for the better?
But because I knew you
Because I knew you
Because I knew you
Because we knew you
We have been changed for good
For good.

03:18 - 03:23
[Screen shows audience applauding.]

[Sound of applause.]

03:24 - 03:56
[Screen changes to show Dr. Lawrence Spriet at the podium. Text is superimposed.]
Text: Dr. Lawrence Spriet
Chair of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences

Dr. Lawrence Spriet: It's really not possible for me to put into words the impact of studying  anatomy at The University of Guelph has on our students. You have to experience it, or for us, if you can't experience it you have to listen to the words of the students who describe the powerful and positive impact that the Human Anatomy experience has on them both academically but also in their personal lives. The donors and their families have afforded us this opportunity and we are here this evening to honor them and it is a real privilege for us to be here with them.

03:57 - 04:02
[Screen shows close-up of flowers honouring the donors at the front of War Memorial Hall. Piano music is heard. Text is superimposed.]
Text: Tribute to our Donors
Words of Our Students

Voice of male Student: The donors and their families have given us an incredible gift.

04:03 - 04:20
[Screen shows a male student at podium. Two other students each place individual flowers honouring the donors in vases on a table beside the podium.]

Male Student: They have allowed us to develop skills that we will carry with us for the rest of our lives. I would sincerely like to thank all of you for giving all that you are to this incredible program. I assure all of you that I will follow in your footsteps and too become a donor one day. Thank you.

04:21 - 04:28
[Screen changes to show two more students placing flowers in vases.]

Voice of female Student: This anatomy program has not only enhanced our education in unforgettable ways but it has also improved our character. 

04:29 - 04:33
[Female student is seen at podium with another female student companion. She continues speaking.]

Female Student: Most importantly though, thank you to all of our donors and their families.

04:34 - 04:37
[The student companion adds her comment at the podium.]

Female student companion: We cannot express how very privileged we are to be a part of this program.

04:38 - 04:40
[Screen shows more students each placing flowers honouring the donors in vases.]

[Sound of applause.]

04:41 - 04:56
[Screen shows another male student now at the podium.]

Male student: It is said that a society grows great when old men plant trees for shade they know they shall never sit in. Today we are students but tomorrow, tomorrow we are healthcare professionals, we are researchers and we are teachers.

04:57 - 05:11
[Screen shows another female student at podium.]

Female student: Through this course I have developed a great passion for anatomy. I walk away from every lab experience filled with an immense appreciation for the opportunity to learn and be engaged in such a unique environment.

05:12 - 05:17
[Screen shows two more female students at podium.]

Female student 1: My life has forever been changed by this program and I'm so very grateful for this experience.

05:18 - 05:28
[The second female student moves to the podium microphone.]

Female student 2: I had no idea how impactful learning from the donors would be. I am so thankful for this experience and the knowledge that we have gained from it.

05:29 - 05:36
[Screen cuts to a shot of the War Memorial Hall exterior as the students are inside speaking at the podium, in turn. It is dusk. We hear the next female student speaking at the podium.]

Next female student: The skills we have developed in this course are ones that we will take with us for the rest of our lives as we strive to help others in our future careers.

05:37 - 05:44
[Screen shows two more female students at the podium.]

Female student: So we want to say thank you to all of you for making this possible. It has been the most amazing learning experience.

05:45 - 05:49
[Screen shows more students each placing flowers honouring the donors in vases.]

Voice of another female student: My classmates and I have been afforded an opportunity to explore life from a unique perspective.

05:50 - 05:54
[Screen shows the female student at the podium.]

Female student: We have able to learn about the body from an integrated and hands-on approach.

05:55 - 06:16
[Screen transitions to the final female student now speaking at the podium.]

Last female student: Even though they're gone their memory continues in the lessons they taught us which we'll carry with us for many years to come. So to everyone here tonight for your loss I am so terribly sorry but for your gift I'm so, so thankful. Thank you.

[Sound of applause.] 

06:17 - 09:06
[Screen shows two Human Antomy students singing a duet, "The Prayer". Occasional shots of the audience listening are also seen. Text is superimposed on screen for several seconds at the beginning of the song.]
Text: "The Prayer"
Adriene Donkin-Verschuren and Jonathan Oosterhof, vocals.
Barbora Hucik, piano 

Adriene Donkin-Verschuren and Jonathan Oosterhof: Lead us to a place. Guide us with your grace. Give us faith so we'll be safe.

La luce che tu hai
(I pray we'll find your light)
Nel cuore resterà
(And hold it in our hearts)
A ricordarci che
(When stars go out each night)
Eterna stella sei
(Oh )
Nella mia preghiera
(Let this be our prayer)
Quanta fede c'è
(When shadows fill our day)

Lead us to a place
(Guide us with your grace)
Give us faith so we'll be safe.

Sogniamo un mondo senza più violenza
Un mondo di giustizia e di speranza
Ognuno dia la mano al suo vicino
Simbolo di pace, di fraternità

La forza che ci dà
(We ask that life be kind)
È il desiderio che
(And watch us from above)
Ognuno trovi amor
(We hope each soul will find)
Intorno e dentro sé
(Another soul to love)

Let this be our prayer
Let this be our prayer
Just like every child
Just like every child

Need to find a place
Guide us with your grace

09:07 - 09:26
[Screen shows three staff members from the Human Anatomy lab lighting a candle where all of the flowers were placed in vases beside the podium. More flowers are placed at the base of the candle. the candles and flowers represent all of the donors. Looking on are Reverend Dr. Jon R. Fogleman and Premila Sathasivam, Manager of the Human Anatomy Program. The song continues and we hear the closing lines of "The Prayer".]

Adriene Donkin-Verschuren and Jonathan Oosterhof: (Sento che ci salvera) Give us faith so we'll be safe.  

09:27  - 09:48
[Screen shows Reverend Dr. Jon R. Fogleman speaking at the podium again with Premila Sathasivam standing beside him.]

Reverend Fogleman: All of us are beneficiaries of the advancements in science and modern medicine made possible by the final gift of our donors who have donated their bodies for further study in the life sciences in order to aid the well-being of all human life.

09:49 - 11:12
[Screen shows four female students on stage singing "Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)" accompanied by a pianist.]

Four female students: Goodnight my angel,
time to close your eyes
And save these questions for another day
I think I know what you've been asking me
I think you know what I've been trying to say
I promised I would never leave you
And you should always know
Wherever you may go, no matter where you are
I never will be far away

Remember all the songs you sang for me
When we went sailing on an emerald bay
And like a boat out on the ocean
I'm rocking you to sleep
The water's dark and deep, inside this ancient heart
You'll always be a part of me

11:13 - 11:38

[Screen shows Reverend Dr. Jon R. Fogleman speaking at the podium.]

Reverend Fogleman: It is appropriate for us to reflect together, to remember together and to give thanks together as we remember with you the life of your loved one this evening. Let us pause for a moment of silence and reflection together.

11:39 - 11:44

[The lights in war memorial Hall are dimmed as a silence is observed in honor of the donors. Screen shows a wide shot of the hall and stage podium. Screen dissolves to show close-up of the candles and flowers that were placed by the students.]

Voice of Dr. Lorraine Jadeski: So often during the academic year I find myself humbled.

11:45 - 11:58
[Screen shows Dr. Lorraine Jadeski speaking at the podium. Text is superimposed.]
Text: Dr. Lorraine Jadeski
Director of Human Anatomy
Department of Human Health & Nutritional Sciences

Dr. Lorraine Jadeski: This is a very committed, determined and focussed group of students. Their capacity to prioritize and to manage academic work with athletics, volunteer work ...    

11:59 - 12:18
[Dr. Jadeski continues speaking as screen shows camera panning across the students faces as they sing "Hallelujah", the closing song at the Celebration of Life and Learning.]  

Dr. Lorraine Jadeski: ... commitments is always inspiring. So to the students of Human Anatomy I believe that you've taken the gift of your donors and with your hard work and your commitment to your studies you have respected their gift and you have given it meaning. In doing so you have truly honoured their wishes. So for this we would like to thank you all.

12:19 - 12:27 
[Screen continues showing camera panning across the students faces as they sing.]


Voice of Nina Andrejic: My involvement with the Human Anatomy Program is quite extensive and unique. It all started in my third year in the human kinetics program.

12:19 - 14:00 
[Screen continues Nina Andrejic speaking at the podium. Text is superimposed. During her speech we see various shots of the audience listening.]
Text: Nina Andrejic
Human Kinetics Alumna
Operations Manager,
The Career College Group

Nina Andrejic: I spent a lot of time in the lab learning as much as I could about the anatomy of the body and honing my technical skills. What I didn't expect was to develop an appreciation for the program as it related to my Mom. Throughout my third year my Mom battled with metastasized cancer. Each day I came home I shared my experience with her and I used the anatomy knowledge I acquired to help her understand her cancer better. A couple of short months later she was hospitalized as her battle took a turn for the worse. I spent 17 days at her side and on one of those days she asked me to call Premila to fill out the necessary paperwork for her to be a donor. I was so overwhelmed and I didn't know where her desire to do this came from as the concept of body donation is foreign in our culture. She looked at me with nothing but peace in her eyes and said "I cannot thank the donors who have contributed to creating the incredible person that I'm proud to call my daughter. The gift they have given me in who you have become will live on wherever you go. If I can do the same for someone else's child and help motivate them to be doctors, frontline staff and caregivers that deal with cancer, then that is enough for me." Thank you.

14:01 - 04:03
[Screen shows audience applauding.]

[Sound of applause]

14:04 - 14:36
[Screen shows Dr. Jonathan Newman speakingg at the podium. Text is superimposed.]
Text: Dr. Jonathan Newman
Dean of the College of Biological Science

Dr. Jonathan Newman: To truly understand the human body in all its complexity you have to see it, to touch it, to explore it with your own two hands. No other means of learning can compare and that is the gift that our donors have given. The gift of knowledge made possible through the generosity of the human spirit. And it is ultimately a gift to all of us. Thank you.

14:37 - 14:40
[Screen changes to show flowers in vases beside the podium.]

[Sound of applause]
[Piano music fades in playing the opening notes of "Hallelujah".] 

14:41 - 15:03
[Screen changes to show to show Reverend Dr. Jon R. Fogleman speaking at the podium. During his closing remarks the screen shows three still photos. The photos were taken last year and they show Human Anatomy staff and students placing flowers honoring the donors around a memorial tree at The Arboretum at the University of Guelph.]

Reverend Fogleman: The flowers gracing our stage and podium will be taken from Memorial Hall by anatomy staff and students and placed around a memorial tree as an expression of thanksgiving and appreciation for our donor's gift of their bodies to further the advancement of the life sciences. And now as we leave this special celebration of life celebration of life, this celebration of life and learning honouring the memory of our donors we pray God's grace, God's care and God's blessing go with each and everyone of us.

15:04 - 15:19
[Reverend Fogleman continues speaking at the podium.]

Reverend Fogleman: And now as we leave this special celebration of life celebration of life, this celebration of life and learning honouring the memory of our donors we pray God's grace, God's care and God's blessing go with each and everyone of us.

15:20 - 15:29
[Screen dissolves to show all of the students singing "Hallelujah" on the stage.]

All students, singing: Hallelujah, Hallelujah.

15:30 - 15:
[Screen fades to black and credits appear. Music and singing continue.]

All students, singing: And as the weeks they have gone past
we've all learned something that will last.
Our understanding humbling and inspiring.
And as the year is almost through
all that is left is to thank you
so for this gift we all say Hallelujah.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah.



[music fades]