DH undergraduate student receives AIM-HI stipend

1 May 2021

Dental hygiene student Terri Ward’s research project aimed at improving the oral healthcare of Metis Albertans is the successful recipient of the Alberta Indigenous Mentorship in Health Innovation (AIM-HI) Network Undergraduate Summer Student Stipend.

Ward along with the rest of the research team – Drs. Sharon Compton, Suzy Depledge, Minn Yoon, and Hollis Lai, and graduate student Paulette Dahlseide – will be able to expand the scope of research they are conducting thanks to the student stipend.

“I am so grateful for this award,” said Ward. “It is allowing me to immerse myself in the research process and expand my knowledge in this area. Beyond my own learning, it is allowing for the expansion of knowledge of the oral health experience of my fellow Metis Albertans, an experience not yet widely researched. I am truly thankful for the support of AIM-HI on this project and I am excited to get started.”

The team is researching the oral health experience of Metis Albertans. To do this, they will be looking at retrospective oral health data and conducting interviews with patients.