Updates and Announcements

The BC NEIHR Indigenous Cultural Safety in Research (ICSR) Framework is now available!






BC NEIHR Indigenous Grad Selfies! #bcneihrgrads



Are you an Indigenous graduate student studying at a BC institution? Submit a selfie of yourself outside, with a short description of yourself (community, institution, program, research interests, etc.) and enter for a chance to win a $50 gift card to your institution’s bookstore!
Must be a registered member of the BC NEIHR (for registration please go to the tab Get Connected). Once registered, you will receive updates on other funding (including annual $17,500 MA scholarships and $35,000 PhD scholarships), employment and event opportunities.
Email bcneihr@uvic.ca for more details.

CIHR Strategic Plan 2021-2031

A Vision for a Healthier Future

The best health for all, powered by outstanding research

The tree image as a metaphor for this Strategic Plan was inspired, in part, by the work of Dr. Charlotte Loppie, Professor at the University of Victoria’s School of Public Health and Social Policy. Based on her interpretation of traditional Indigenous teachings, Dr. Loppie uses the tree image to explain how three separate but interdependent components of society work together to shape and structure the context of health outcomes. In this metaphor, the root system of the tree refers to the deep (and often unseen) foundations that shape the visible outcomes that we refer to as health disparities. These systems include political, social, economic, and historical structures that influence the core (the trunk of the tree) – a reference to the moving parts or relationships that form systems of care and political/social dynamics. The crown of the tree (the branches and leaves) represents the visible outcomes of the other elements as well as the notion of renewal. Click here to read more


Share your research story with the network! Mentors and mentees of the BC NEIHR are invited to share their stories from the research world: personal stories, explanatory stories, inspirational stories, picture/video stories, autobiographies, personal discovery stories, success stories, how I did it stories, collective stories and more!