Members and Communities

The list below may not represent all current members or their ever-changing roles/ research interests. We do our best to keep the directory up-to-date; please email bcneihr@uvic.ca if you notice any discrepancies.
 

 

Name BC NEIHR Role Institutional Affiliation Community Affiliation Research Area Keywords
Indigenous Academic Simon Fraser University; Assistant Professor and Psychologist Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation Mental Health

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Allied Academic Simon Fraser University Faculty of Health Sciences Allied Cultural Safety; Anti-Racism; Systems Transformation; Implementation Science; Qualitative Inquiry
Indigenous Academic/Professional Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Fisheries Assessment Program Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Indigenous peoples; fisheries governance; Great Lakes; two-eyed seeing
Allied BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre, Fraser Health Authority Allied N/A

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Allied Academic CAREX Canada; Simon Fraser University Allied Public Health; Population Health; Environmental Studies
Amanda Bedard Indigenous Academic/professional Simon Fraser University First Nations; Métis Indigenous language; Revitalization; wellness; education

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ICCO UNBC – Namgis Health Centre Namgis First Nations Food Security; Carbon Footprint; Greenhouse gasses; Community
Andrea Mellor Allied Academic University of Victoria Allied arts-based methodologies; narrative research; coming of age; youth rites of passage; sexual health
Angela Marston Indigenous Academic/Professional Emily Carr University; Aboriginal Program Coordinator Stz’uminus Indigenous; Psychology; Health; Racism; Wellness

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Allied Academic University of British Columbia; Professor Allied health equity; health inequity; Indigenous peoples’ health; racism; discrimination
Atlanta-Marinna Grant Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia Huron-Wendat First Nation Food waste; Climate Change; Food access; Community engagement; Traditional Knowledge
Austin Basso Indigenous Trainee Simon Fraser University Gitga’at First Nation Indigenous-led, community driven; youth empowerment
BC NEIHR Governing Council; ICCO University of Victoria; Métis Nation British Columbia; Métis Veterans of British Columbia Métis Nation of Greater Victoria Indigenous Culture; tradition; connection to youth; history; community
Indigenous Trainee Royal Roads University IPOC* Indigenous community; Accounts and Finance; Research; Education; New Investigator
ICCO Carrier Sekani Family Services Tl’azt’en Nation cultural; inclusive; sustainable; accurate; respectful
Indigenous Academic/Professional UBC Okanagan Métis Indigenous Mentorship; Indigenous Pathways into Research; Undergraduate Research; Equity and Student Success

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Indigenous Academic UBC Okanagan Māori, Ngāti Raukawa Indigenous knowledge and methodologies; Community-Based Research

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Indigenous Academic University of Victoria Treaty 7 Territory developmental neuroscience; prenatal substance; exposure; brain development; learning and memory processes;basic science
Indigenous Trainee Ministry of Health- Indigenous Health and Reconciliation Toquaht nation Indigenous; health; data governance
Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Mississaugas of the Credit Wholistic mental health and wellbeing; community based participatory research; executive functioning and physical activity; land-based relationships

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ICCO Esk’etemc First Nation Williams Lake Two-eyed seeing way to health; Indigenous practices to health and wellness; Neurofeedback; Trauma-Focused Counseling
Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria K’omoks First Nation Indigenous Studies; Indigenous Governance; Indigenous Research; Indigenous Cultural Revilatization; Indigenous History
Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Communauté Métis Autochone de Maniwak Non-cisgender; Indigeneity; identity; queer; Arctic
Allied N/A Allied Public Health; Infectious Diseases; Vaccination; Maternal health; Infant health

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Indigenous Academic/Professional University of British Columbia Okanagan Bonaparte Community-based; Indigenous Health; Palliative Care
Indigenous Trainee University of Calgary Nipissing First Nation Indigenous politics and feminism; decolonization; settler-colonialism
Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Cowichan Tribes Indian Day School; intergenerational trauma; Indigenous; Indigenous reality, experience and legacy

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Allied Academic University of Victoria Allied Community-based research; health services access; STBBI; HIV; health equity

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Indigenous Academic University of Victoria Mi’kmaq Sexual and reproductive health across the lifespan; sexual diversity; sex trade work; health inequities; racism and cultural safety

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ICCO Health Planner Snuneymuxw First Nation Community; youth; knowledge transfer; identity
Chelsey Perry-Ens Indigenous Trainee Simon Fraser University, VCH Aboriginal Health, Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity (CGSHE) Nisga’a First Nation Indigenous; sexual; mental health
Chenoa Cassidy-Matthews Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia Sachigo Lake First Nation Urban; harm reduction; complex trauma; substance use; HIV
Cheryl Alissa Recollet Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Wiikwemkoong Mnobimaadziwin (good life); NDaakiminaan (Lands); Treaty; Decision Making; Ceremony.
Cheryl Inkster Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia Métis Métis; wellness; health; culture; adolesence
Christina Chakanyuka Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Fort Smith / NWT Métis Nation Indigenous Health Nursing; Indigenous Knowledge; Indigenist Nurse Education; Indigenous Rights to Self-Determination; Anti-racism

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Allied Academic / Trainee University of Northern British Columbia Allied Racialized populations, self-determination, anti-colonial, anti-racism, praxis

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Allied Academic; Knowledge User Island Health Allied Culturally safe health care; collaboration

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Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia Musqueam /Qualicum Two Spirit/Indigequeer; Land based methodology; Decolonizing
Courtney Defriend Indigenous Trainee; ICCO Royal Roads University; First Nations Health Authority Stz’uminus urban; Indigenous; equity; health; belonging
Dana Cagen Allied University of Victoria Allied research about Indigenous health and wellness; future Indigenous health policies; Indigenous health trends; and general ways to help the Indigenous community in regards to health
Danette Jubinville Indigenous Trainee Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Health Sciences Pasqua First Nation Indigenous maternal health; midwifery; birth work; reproductive justice
Daniel Sims BC NEIHR Principal Investigator; Indigenous Academic/Professional University of Northern British Columbia Tsay Keh Dene Tsek’ehne Studies; Indigenous Studies; Indigenous Governance; Environmental History; Health History

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Indigenous Professional Office of the Provincial Health Officer Fort Nelson First Nation Indigenous determinants of health; Indigenous epistemologies; two-eyed seeing; Indigenous population health reporting

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Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Cowichan Nation Early childhood; indigenous; community based; family centered; qualitative
Indigenous Trainee Simon Fraser University Métis Indigenous Health; Mental Health; First Nations Traditional Knowledge; Suicide prevention; Alzeheimer’s and dementia

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Allied Vice President, Research, Michael Smith Health Research BC Allied person-centred; qualitative; mixed-methods research; research effectiveness
Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia, Helping Spirit Lodge Society First Nations Health and wellbeing; psychology; forensics; decolonizing and Indigenizing education; social justice
Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia Ts’mysen, Band Lax Kw’alaams Residential School; Indigenous Police; Indigenous Methodologies; Indigenous health & development; Mental Health
Dawn Marsden Indigenous Trainee Simon Fraser University Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation Indigenous

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ICCO Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty Neskonlith Secwepemc Indigenous Food Sovereignty; Healing and Wellness; Climate Change; Capitalism; Colonially

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Allied Interior Health; Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc) Allied Aging; learning health systems; community & rural health
Denica Bleau Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia, Okanagan/ Splatsin Health Services Red River Métis Indigenous, Community Programming; Incarceration; Community Based Research; Participatory Action

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Indigenous Academic/Professional University of Victoria Leech Lake Band of Ojibew Indigenous geographies; political ecology; human-environment interactions science/technology studies; tribal cultural resource preservation
Desseray Stepski ICCO Royal Roads University Métis broad-minded; compassionate; courageous; integrable; respectable
Allied Island Health, University of Victoria School of Nursing, UBC Faculty of Medicine Allied Indigenous community health; Indigenous data

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ICCO (Health & Wellness Manager) Southern Dakelh Nation Alliance Allied (Indigenous) Community-led/based research; Community Based Participatory Action Research (CBPAR); Healthy Communities
Indigenous Trainee Royal Roads Gitanmaax Childhood Adolescents; Thriving; Indigenous Honouring

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Indigenous Academic University of British Columbia IPOC* – Pipil Mayan Indigenous plant knowledge; chemistry; botany; Indigenous land-based education, gender, Indigenous food sovereignty

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ICCO Ekw’i7tl Indigenous Doula Collective First Nations; Métis; Inuit Indigenous doulas; Indigenous midwifery; birth; maternal health; reproductive health

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Indigenous Trainee Simon Fraser University Métis Nation of BC Indigenous biomedical practitioners; Indigenous-led medical clinic; Lu’ma Medical Centre; Indigenous governance; decolonizing health care

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ICCO Carrier Sekani Family Services Carrier Sekani Family Services Child welfare; law; jurisdiction; wellness indicators; engagement
Emmy Manson ICCO Snuneymuxw Hulit Lelum Snuneymuxw First Nation Mental Health; capacity building; traditional healing practices

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Indigenous Academic University of Victoria Saulteaux-Cree Métis Indigenous birth; family governance; land-based wellness; climate justice
Estelle Carmona Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Sechelt Nation Indigenous law; kinship
Evan Adams BC NEIHR Principal Investigator/Governing Council; Indigenous Academic First Nations & Inuit Health, Indigenous Services Canada Tla’amin Nation Indigenous public health data equity
Eyvette Elliott Indigenous Trainee Cowichan Tribes Cowichan Tribes Well-being, community; engagement; Indigenous wellness (land, children/family); Indigenous women/feminism
Fiona Devereaux Allied Academic University of Victoria Allied Indigenous Specific Racism; whiteness; allyship/accomplices; Community of Practices

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ICCO Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness Society- Land-Based Healing for the Indigenous Street Family First Nations Land-based, cultural pathways to healing
Gwen Budskin Indigenous Trainee University of Northern BC/ PG Native Friendship Centre First Nations Indigenous; matriarchy; social justice; leadership; harm reduction
Haley Montgomery Indigenous Trainee Simon Fraser University First Nations Indigenous data sovereignty; Community-based; two-eyed seeing; systemic inequality; resiliance
Hector Vazquez Allied IPOC* University of Victoria IPOC* Indigenous ways of knowing and being; Indigenous methodologies and methods; decolonizing and Indigenizing music education; educational policy; music education
Holly McVea Indigenous Trainee University of Northern British Columbia Métis Nation of Alberta Restoration; traditional medicine; community; TEK
Holly Reid Indigenous Trainee Occupational Therapist Métis Nation of BC Indigenous; LGBTQ2S+; oppression; marginalization; social justice
Holly Vivier Indigenous Trainee Educator Métis Social Emotional Learning; Traditional knowledge; Wellness; Mental Health
Ian MacLeod Allied Academic University of Victoria Allied Social Work
Irvin Speck ICCO The Smokehouse Foundation Gwawa’enuxw Community; Stewardship; Knowledge Sharing; Rebuilding Trust; Connecting with the land
Jacob Tourand Indigenous Trainee Royal Roads University Métis Indigenous recruitment and retention
Jacqueline Quinless Allied Academic University of Victoria; Camosun College Allied Gender; decolonized research; data; food sovereignty; ecosystem based management
Jaimy Fischer Indigenous Trainee Simon Fraser University Métis Nation of BC Mobility justice; equity; geographic information science; community engaged research; urban and built environment
Jasmine Feather Dionne BC NEIHR Governing Council; Indigenous Academic/Professional University of Victoria McMurray Métis Local 1935 and Cree MMIWG2S+ Crisis; Gender & Queer Theory in Indigenous Studies; Indigenous Politics and Governance
Indigenous Academic/Professional; ICCO Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council and affiliate with TRU Indigenous Health Nursing Research Team Xax’lip First Nation Structural determinants of health; community-based research; gender and health; health service access
Indigenous Academic Simon Fraser University Nisga’a Nation Structural determinants of health; community-based research; gender and health; health service access
Indigenous Professional Northern First Nation Alliance Stellaten First Nation Land based healing; Traditional Knnowledge

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Indigenous Academic University of Victoria Cherokee Nation Sustainable self-determination; Indigenous nationhood; Indigenous food sovereignty; climate justice; land-based resurgence
Jennifer Cochrane Indigenous Trainee UNBC Curve Lake First Nation DRIPA; Indigenous health; environmental public health; Nation Sovereignty; Land/Water/Air health
Jennifer Watts Indigenous Academic/Professional Vancouver Island Health Sto:lo and Nuu-chah-nulth cognitive health; human behaviour; coaching; developmental health; populations

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ICCO (Band Administrator) K’omoks First Nation K’omoks First Nation Indigenous; Health Plan

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Allied Academic/Professional UVic/ Co-founder of Iyé Creative Allied Indigenous student supports; Indigenous mentorship networks

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ICCO Concordia University; First Nations Health Authority Namgis First Nation Yoga; community wellness; trauma-informed; Indigenous language revitalization; native womanism

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Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia, Vancouver Musgamaug Dzawada’enuxw Mental health; cultural safety; virtual; land-based; youth
Jessie King Indigenous Academic/Professional University of Northern British Columbia Gitxaala (Kitkatla) Health; Philosophy; Matriarchy; Perinatal; Cultural Safety/Humility
Jessy Dame Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia Métis Nation Sexual self-worth; identity; health; queer; 2S
Jimena Garcia BC NEIHR IHRF Royal Roads University Allied IPOC* Research; revitalization; practice of ancient Indigenous medicine
Joanne Speakman Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia Deline, NT Trauma-informed care; health promotion; microbiology
Johanna Sam Indigenous Professional/ Academic University of British Columbia Tsilhqot’in Nation Adolescence; Indigenous Knowledges; Technology; Online aggression; Social and emotional learning
John JB Williams ICCO Victoria Nature School Tsawout Nation Herbs; food and nutrition; traditional medicine; ecology; traditional harvesting

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BC NEIHR Governing Council Student Representative; Indigenous Trainee Simon Fraser University Haudenosaunee from Six Nations of the Grand River Community planning; Indigenous governance; Indigenous-state relations; sustainable self-determination
Jonathan Michel Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia; Thompson Rivers University Adams Lake Indian Band Education; Athletics; Community; Success; Leadership
Jordan Johnson Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia-Vancouver First Nations; Métis Imaging; Biomedical Technologies; Ocular Oncology; Eye and Visual System Diseases; Diagnostic Techniques
Jorden Hendry Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia Tsimshian, Lax Kw’alaams trauma-informed; land-based; community-based; healing; stength-based

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Allied Northern Health Allied Equity; rural; virtual care; cultural safety; health systems
Julianne Barry Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia-Okanagan M`Chigeeng First Nation obesity; diabetes; health promotion; Indigenous methodologies; Community-based participatory research
Justin Brooks Indigenous Academic/Professional Royal Roads University SITANSISK (St Mary’s) First Nation Youth; Health; Education; Employment; Life skills

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Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia Métis Nation of BC Public Health; Indigenous Studies; Environmental Science
Kacheena Naytowhow Indigenous Academic/Professional Simon Fraser University Cowessess First Nation Indigenous Health and Wellness; Traditional Food Sovereignty; Physical Health; Diabetes Control
Kali Douglas Allied/BC NEIHR Administrative Assistant University of Victoria Allied Health; education; food sovereignty; self-determination
Kalli Marsel Indigenous Trainee University of Toronto; University of British Columbia Métis Nation of BC Health; Indigenous Mental Health; Concurrent disorders; Addictions; Traditional Ecological Knowledge

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Allied Firelight Group Allied Food systems; Climate Change; Well-being
Kasey M. Stirling Indigenous Trainee The University of British Columbia, Centre for Indigenous Fisheries Lower Nicola Indian Band ethical space; aquatic ecology; genomics
Kate Dunn Indigenous Trainee Royal Roads University Mississauga Hepatitis; wellness; healing; prevention; traditional-medicine
Kate Jongbloed Allied Academic University of British Columbia Allied impact of colonial institutions (esp. child apprehension) on health and wellness; Indigenous-specific determinants of health and wellness; cultural safety & humility; substance use; HIV/AIDS

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Allied Academic Fraser Health Allied Health Research, Health Promotion
Kathleen Lounsbury Indigenous Trainee Trinity Western University First Nations; Métis Maternal-child Health; Indigenous; Nursing; Storytelling; Participatory Action Research

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Allied First Nations Health Authority Allied Indigenous knowledge translation; data governance; land-based health; research administration; community-based research
Katie Hughes ICCO (Vice President, Public Health Response) First Nations Health Authority Allied Public Health

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Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Ahousaht First Nation Indigenous health; Land-based; Indigenous masculinity; Intergenerational healing; Gender relations
Kelly Davison Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Métis Data Representation; Terminology standards; EHRS; Virtual Care; Health Equity
Dr. Kelly Johnsen Indigenous Academic/Professional North Island College and Affiliate with TRU Indigenous Health Nursing Research Team Toquaht Nation Cultural Safety; Indigenous Knowledge; Health Inequities; Nursing Research; Indigenous Education
Kenda Chang-Swanson Allied University of Victoria and Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council Allied Community-based research; Indigenous health; health equity; qualitative research methods
Kendra Stiwich Allied Vancouver Island Univeristy Allied Identity; Community; Post-Secondary; Experiential Learning; Sense of Belonging
Kimberly Fairman Indigenous Academic/Professional Institute for Circumpolar Health Research Inuit; Taloyoak, NU Indigenous methods; Community led research; food and food security; Indigenous language; Indigenous culture
Kirsten Cotter ICCO University of Northern British Columbia Keeseekoose Nation Indigenous; Elders; Decolonized; health care

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BC NEIHR Principal Investigator; Indigenous Academic Simon Fraser University Osoyoos Indian Band Indigenous health; structural racism; structural determinants of health; anti-Indigenous racism; land-based health and wellbeing
Kristin Kozar Indigenous Academic/Professional University of British Columbia Hwlitsum First Nation Structural racism; chronic disease; health inequity; Indigenous determinants of health; health and wellness indicators
Kristine McLeod Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria MNGV; MNBC Identity; healing; story
Kwakiutl First Nation ICCO Kwakiutl First Nation Kwakiutl First Nation Indigenous

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ICCO Kwiakah First Nation Kwiakah First Nation Language; Heritage; Culture; Tradition; Wellness
Laine Grace Indigenous Trainee BC NEIHR Métis Nation British Columbia Neurodevelopment; Indigenous Health; Prenatal exposures effect of development care
Laura McNab-Coombs BC NEIHR IHRF; Indigenous Trainee University of Northern British Columbia Métis Nation British Columbia Traditional-medicine; western-medicine; anti-Indigenous-racism; disease prevention/management

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ICCO (Director) First Nations Health Programs N/A Policy; North; Yukon First Nations; Up-stream; Acute Care
Leanne Kelly Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Métis Indigenous methodology; anti-racism
Leslie Bonshor Indigenous Professional Vancouver Coastal Health Tzeachten First Nation (Stolo) Indigenous Women; cultural safety; youth suicide; Indigenous methodology
Linda Jack ICCO Literacy Central Vancouver Island and Eagle Feather Literacy Cowichan First Nation Early Learning needs of Indigenous Elders who attended Residential or Day Schools

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Indigenous Academic Thompson Rivers University; Associate Professor/Indigenous Health Chair in Nursing Beaver Lake Cree Nation Indigenous Health Knowledge; Indigenous Nurses; cultural safety, racism and discrimination
Lucy Bell – Sdahl K’awaas Indigenous Academic/Professional Simon Fraser University Old Massett, Haida Gwaii Museology; healing; reconciliation; spirituality; decolonization

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Indigenous Academic Simon Fraser University; Assistant Professor Stellat’en First Nation Justice; addictions and mental health; community health & well-being; Indigenous community planning
Madison Roll Indigenous Academic/Trainee University of Northern British Columbia Beardy’s & Okemasis Cree Nation Education; sustainability; environment; knowledge; innovation

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Allied Fraser Health and BC SUPPORT Unit Allied patient-oriented research; community engagement; justice, equity, diversity & inclusion; knowledge mobilization
Mandeep Kaur Mucina Allied Academic University of Victoria, School of Child and Youth Care Allied Supporting Indigenous students in health related research; child welfare impact on Indigenous youth and racialized youth in care; race as a social determinant of health; intersectionality

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ICCO Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation N/A

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Indigenous Academic University of Northern British Columbia Cree Indigenous Knowledge and Identity; early childhood; SDGs; child health; determinants of health; knowledge translation

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Indigenous Trainee Thompson Rivers University Nak’azdli Indigenous; Midwifery; Doula; Skills; Training

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ICCO Health Director Klahoose First Nation Community; Culture; Health; Wellness; Promotion
Mathew Fleury ICCO (Manager) First Nations Health Authority N/A Public health; Population Health; Health Promotion; Health Sciences; Indigenous Studies; Indigenous Governance
Matty Cervantes Navarrete Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria IPOC* Mexico Arts-based; land-based; wellness; gerontechnology; intergenerational

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Indigenous Trainee Simon Fraser University Saddle Lake Cree Nation Neuropsychology; aging; anxiety; cognition; social cognition

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ICCO McLeod Lake Indian Band McLeod Lake Indian Band Indigenous; traditional ways of health; Elders; traditional healing methods
Megan Graham Allied University of Victoria Allied Decolonizing research; methodology; Indigenous-led; health; community-based
Melpatkwa Matthew Indigenous Trainee Chief Atahm School Simpcw First Nation health; geography; language revitalization; culture; environment
Miranda Huron Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia Mattawa North Bay Algonquin Policy; Language; Revitalization; Governance; Consultation

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Allied Michael Smith Health Research BC Allied N/A

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BC NEIHR Principal Investigator; Indigenous Academic University of British Columbia; Associate Professor, Co-Director UBC Centre for Excellence in Indignenous Health, FNHA Chair in Cancer and Wellness Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation Cancer; genomics; data Sovereignty; heath services; health disparities; COVID-19
Naomi Narcisse / Skel7áw̓s Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia Xaxli’p/St’at’imc Strength; community; language; ancestral; land

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Allied Academic University of Victoria Allied Two-Spirit and LGBTQQIA+ communities; sexual health; HIV/AIDS; participatory epidemiology; mixed methods research
Nikki Hunter Indigenous Trainee Thompson Rivers University Bonaparte First Nation Nursing

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ICCO Williams Lake First Nation Williams Lake First Nation K-12 children; post secondary students; FN School on reserve; headstart/daycare; Language & Culture

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Allied Academic University of British Columbia Allied Lung health; rehabilitation; epidemiology; community-based; planning

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ICCO (Global Research Manager) Communities, Alliances & Networks – CAAN Allied Barriers; LGBTQ2S; HIV/AIDS; Building Capacity; Indigenous women & girls

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Indigenous Academic School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria IPOC*– New Zealand Maori (Nga Puhi, Te Aupouri, Ngati Kuri) Indigenous education; Indigenous sport, health and wellbeing; cultural safety in education; culturally inclusive and responsive pedagogy; Indigenous Treaty-based rights
Peter Hutchinson Indigenous Academic/Professional UBCO, FHSD, U of S College of Medicine Cultural safety lab Métis Cultural safety; land based learning

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ICCO (Director, Quality and Innovation) Carrier Sekani Family Services Carrier Sekani Family Services Primary and virtual care; mental wellnes;, culturally appropriate inicators of wellness; cancer screening and prevention

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Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia, Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Lax Kw’alaams Traditional Foods, Land Based Physical Activity, Diabetes, Traditional Wellness, Food Sovereignty

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Allied CHIWOS-PAW Allied HIV; Women; Community-based re-search; Indigenized re-search, Reproductive justice

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ICCO Communities, Alliances & Networks – CAAN N/A HIV/AIDS; LGBTQ2S; Metrics; Barriers; Build Capacity
Renée Monchalin Indigenous Academic University of Victoria Anishnaabe; Métis Cultural safety; reproductive health; health service access; identity
Rheanna Robinson Indigenous Academic University of Northern British Columbia Métis Nation British Columbia & St. Boniface, Manitoba Disabillity, education, reconciliation, indigenous methodologies, community-based research

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Indigenous Academic/Professional University of BC, Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health Métis Nation BC Indigenous; ethics; environmental; social determinants
Riley Bizzotto Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia Métis Nation British Columbia Community based research; drug use; opioid crisis; cultural safety and humility; foster care systems
Roberta Price BC NEIHR Governing Council; Indigenous Academic University of British Columbia; Elder, School of Nursing/ Faculty Member with UBC School of Family Medicine, PostDoctoral Program Coast Salish, Snuneymuxw First Nation and Cowichan First Nation Health Equity; violence against women and girls; cultural Safety in Healthcare

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Indigenous Professional Assembly of First Nations Kehewin First Nation Determinants of health; knowledge translation; social justice; climate action; public health
Rob Hancock BC NEIHR Principal Investigator; Indigenous Academic Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement, University of Victoria Métis Nation of Greater Victoria Research methods; post-secondary education;, Indigenous-state relations
Robline Davey Indigenous Trainee Thompson Rivers University and Simon Fraser University Two Rivers Métis Society, Métis Nation BC Online education; Indigenous education; Indigenous pedagogy
Rod McCormick Indigenous Academic Thompson Rivers University; Professor and Research Chair Kahnawake Healing; Traditional; Mental health
Rosemarie Loe McDermott Indigenous Academic/Professional University of Northern British Columbia Northern Dene Ian- based; family held knowledges; kinship; cultural heritage transmission; past -future generations
Rylan McCallum Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia Métis First Nations; Familial Hypercholesterolemia; Treatment Strategies; Cholesterol; Cardiovascular Health
Sadia Zaman Allied Academic University of Leeds, England Allied Indigenous health; diabetes; health system inequalities
Sanjida Marium Hridi Allied University of Victoria Allied Indigenous research methodology; community engaged participatory research; mental health and child development related advocacy and health promotion

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Allied Northern Medical Program, UNBC, Faculty of Medicine Allied Settler violence; northern remote geographies; anti-colonialism; critical humanities; medical education

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Indigenous Trainee University of Northern British Columbia Esk’etemc Critical land geographies; Indigenous experience of place; place making; affordable on reserve housing; land-use planning
Sarah Littlechild Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Ermineskin Cree Nation De-colonial harm reduction; Indigenous research methodologies; land-based healing; resistance/resurgence; health and wellness needs of urban Indigenous communities; identity; ancestral knowing and blood
Sarah McDonald Allied University of Victoria Allied Social determinants of health; community-based research; wise Indigenous practices; Health and Community Systems Navigation; Facilitation of Health Literacy and Self-Care

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Allied Academic Simon Fraser University Allied Survey research; epidemiology, study designs

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Indigenous Academic/Professional University of British Columbia Lac Ste. Anne Métis Indigenous Education

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Indigenous Academic/Professional Royal Roads University N/A Cultural safety; business development; mental health

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ICCO (Community Based Research Manager) Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network N/A HIV; Indigenous knowledge; Indigenous research methods; community-based

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Allied Qatalyst Research Group Allied Indigenous justice, health and employment
Spencer Greening Indigenous Trainee Simon Fraser University Gitga’at First Nation Indigenous Resource Management; Indigenous Law; Language Revitalization; Indigenous Governance; Indigenous Methodologies
Stephanie Day Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Haudenosaunee from Oneida Nation of the Thames Ceremony; institutional decolonization; mental wellness; reciprocity; traditional healing
Stephen Thomson BC NEIHR Governing Council; ICCO Métis Nation British Columbia Métis Nation British Columbia Métis; population health; data governance Indigenous cultural safety
Tanis Dagert Allied Community Concepts Consulting, Vancouver Community College Provincial Instructors Diploma Program Cowichan First Nation Indigenous; Health Promotion; Community Development

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Indigenous Academic/Professional University of Northern British Columbia Stellat’en First Nationa Health; Spirituality; EcoHealth; Socio-Cutural; Well-being

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ICCO Victoria Native Friendship Centre Temagami First Nation Indigenous, community, wellness, reconciliation, systems change

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Indigenous Academic Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) Métis Nation BC Métis; Aboriginal rights; SDOH; chronic disease; health promotion
Tara Erb BC NEIHR Network Coordinator University of Victoria Moose Cree First Nation Indigenous cultural safety; anti-racism; health and wellbeing; relationship-building; lived experience; affect theory
Tara McMillan Allied Island Health Allied Health; community-based/patient-oriented research

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Allied Director, Research Ethics BC at Michael Smith Health Research BC Allied community; ethics; health; safety; COVID-19

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Allied University of Victoria Allied mental health; cognitive health; healthy aging; COVID-19 impacts; dementia

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ICCO Binche Whut’en Binche Whut’en ameliorate health and wellness from extracted resources via self-determination
Tracy Underwood Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria WSÁNEC’ Healing; Wholistic Dimensions of Indigenous Health,;Decolonize; Land connection; Storied Research

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ICCO Carrier Sekani Family Services Carrier Sekani Family Services suicide; prevention; community mental wellness; empowering interventions; life course approach
Treena Decker Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Skidegate; Haida Nation Wellness; identity; homecoming; adoption; culture
Tyrone Joe-Mayes Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia Sechelt Declononization; Reconciliation; Soccer; Indigenous; Canada

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Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia Esk’et-Alkali Lake Secwepemc Culture; Esk’et History; Secwepemc Language; Curriculum; Spiritual Health
Valerie N. Bob Indigenous Academic/Professional Island Health Indigenous Diabetes Research; SFU Penelakut Tribe Indigenous diabetes; traditional ecological knowledge
Vanessa Mitchell Indigenous Trainee University of Northern British Columbia Okanagan Indian Band Cultural safety; Indigeneity; colonial spaces, anti-Indigenous racism; Indigenous wellness

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Allied Academic University of British Columbia Okanagan Allied Resource extraction; modern treaties; youth-led research; environmental geographies; anti-colonialism

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Allied Sik-E-Dakh First Nation (Glen Vowell Band) – Band Administrator Allied N/A
Vivian Chongwei Jiang Allied Simon Fraser University; University of British Columbia Allied Environmental health; mental health/wellbeing; cancer
Wayne Wapeemukwa Indigenous Trainee Pennsylvania State University; University of British Columbia The Métis Nation of British Columbia Métis; Dispossession; Settler-Colonialism; Capitalism; Wahkootowin

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Indigenous Academic/Professional University of Victoria Beardy’s & Okemasis Cree Nation Emergency managemnet integration with Indigenous Communities
Willow Paul Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Métis; Gitxsan Indigenous; abortion; healthcare access; cultural safety; reproductive justice

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Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia IPOC*; Terena/Guarani (Brazil/MS) Indigenous land-based pedagogies; Indigenous food sovereignty; Urban Indigenous youth identity; health and wellness
Yvette M. Ringham-Cowan Indigenous Academic/Professional Island Health First Nations Indigenous Cultural Safety and Humility
Zoe Verlaan BC NEIHR IHRF; Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Spuzzum First Nation Relationships; Indigenous and solidarity activism; poetry; Indigenous feminisms

 

*IPOC: Indigenous Person/Peoples from Outside of Canada

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