Department of Medicine

The E. Garner King Memorial Lectures

The 27th Annual E. Garner King Memorial Lecture

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) 2-190

4:00PM - 5:00PM

"SCHOLARSHIP AS DISRUPTION IN INDIGENOUS HEALTH"

Dr. Marcia Anderson
Medical Officer of Health, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Executive Director of Indigenous Academic Affairs in the Ongomiizwin Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
Chair of the Indigenous Health Network of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada

The focus of Dr. Anderson's talk will be on the indigenous peoples' health and the inclusion of indigenous peoples in our medical school

Dr. Marcia Anderson is Cree-Anishinaabe and grew up in the North End of Winnipeg. Her family roots go to the Norway House Cree Nation and Peguis First Nation in Manitoba. She practices both Internal Medicine and Public Health as a Medical Officer of Health with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. She is the Executive Director of Indigenous Academic Affairs in the Ongomiizwin Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. She serves as the Chair of the Indigenous Health Network of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada. She is a Past President of the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada and Past Chair of the Pacific Region Indigenous Doctors Congress. She was recognized for her contributions to Indigenous peoples health with a National Aboriginal Achievement Award in March 2011. In 2018 she was named one of the 100 most powerful women in Canada by the Women’s Executive Network.