Northern and Indigenous Health Strategy

Our School has identified northern and Indigenous health as a research and public health priority.

We have appointed five Indigenous adjunct professors who are recognized Knowledge Holders in their communities, and two Indigenous elders from the Northwest Territories.

The adjunct professors bring expertise in Indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing. As educators, co-investigators and advisors the adjunct professors will help students incorporate traditional knowledge into their research, develop respectful relationships with Indigenous people and better understand northern communities.

A memorandum of understanding between the School and Institute for Circumpolar Health Research provides a strong partnership to enhance northern student recruitment efforts and research opportunities in the areas of health and well-being for northern populations.