Learning and Sharing Circles

Learning and Sharing Circles are annual events that are held both on- and off-reserve First Nations and Métis venues. These circles allow Indigenous students and Indigenous communities, collectives and organizations (ICCOs) to participate in networking and co-learning. Guided by local Elders/Knowledge Keepers and in ceremony, ICCOs and students share learnings and outcomes of the projects for which they have received BC NEIHR support.

Currently, there are no Learning and Sharing circles scheduled.

Monthly Zoom Talks (Ended)

Our monthly Zoom Talks were a collaboration between the BC NEIHR and IMNPN that offered Indigenous graduates and early career researchers the opportunity to formally present their work to peers, mentors, colleagues and community members. The forum included live Q & A. Please see below for archived Zoom Talks. 

Archived Zoom Talks

  • Listen to Experiential Encounters: How Indigenous-led Mentorship Promotes Indigenous Health Research and Leadership by Christina Chakanyuka, a Métis nurse, educator and (re)searcher studying at UVic. Christina shares her unique experience with intergenerational Indigenous nurse mentorship and learning-through-doing Indigenous Health Nursing Research (IHNR) with Indigenous nurse scholar Dr. Lisa Bourque Bearskin. She presents a collaborative research process and protocol completed in her role as a research trainee with the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) focused on improving Indigenous cultural safety within healthcare delivery. During this presentation, she demonstrates possibilities that exist through Indigenous mentorship that promotes Indigenous research leadership. Presented on March 29th, 2021.

          To watch Christina’s presentation: Click here

  • Want to learn more about Theory of Mind (ToM) and the ability to reason about the mental states of other people? Listen to McKenzie Braley from Saddle Lake Cree Nation, member of the BC NEIHR and SFU Graduate Student, present her research titled: Anxiety Symptoms and Theory of Mind in Healthy Younger and Older Adults. Presented on January 14th, 2021

          To watch McKenzie’s presentation: Click here

  • Listen to Julianne Barry from M’Chigeeng Nation and postdoctoral fellow at UBC Okanagan share her research titled: Can Blending Together Traditional and Western Knowledge Improve Diabetes and Obesity Outcomes in Urban Indigenous Communities? Point of Care Project. Presented on December 17th, 2020

          To watch Julianne’s presentation: Click here