At this time, the IMN PN is now officially closed.

We would like to raise our hands in deep gratitude for all of your engagement with the Network, as well as your contributions to IMN PN programming and funding opportunities. We share our achievements over the last five years with all of you. 

If you would like to stay involved in and/or support Indigenous health research in BC, we recommend reaching out to our sister Network, the BC Network Environment of Indigenous Health Research (BC NEIHR) for updates, funding and other opportunities. The NEIHR will also have a copy of the final IMN PN evaluation posted on their website sometime in June 2022.

 If your email is time sensitive, please contact the Network Coordinator of the BCNEIHR, Tara Erb: bcneihr@uvic.ca

 We wish all the best to our students, mentors, partners and supporters. 

The Indigenous Mentorship Network of the Pacific Northwest (IMN-PN) is a network of Indigenous and allied students, researchers, academics, professionals and communities across British Columbia and the Yukon.

Our Mentors and Mentees have expertise and experience in Indigenous wellness research. Our understanding of wellness research is holistic, encompassing a broad range of disciplines and methodologies that contribute to wellbeing among Indigenous peoples, communities and collectives.

We come together to support Indigenous students to pursue:

  • Indigenous wellness research and knowledge translation
  • Academic, cultural and professional mentorship
  • Experiential learning and training activities
  • Local, national and international networking
  • Financial support for research and travel

The Network is generously supported by a grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and consists of our partners at Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia,University of Northern British Columbia, and the University of Victoria.






  1. Hello everyone! My name is Tara and I am the Network Coordinator for the IMN-PN. I hope that you find the information on this site useful. Please feel free to post comments on your research experiences that may be helpful to other research trainees. You can also use this space to ask questions in regard to your research.

  2. Hi Vancouver Island University Students! I just want to let you know that you are eligible for funding through the IMN-PN! Make sure to check them out.

  3. Penina Sara-Lynn Harding

    Weytk! UNBC Indigenous Graduate Students are eligible for funding through the IMN-PN at UNBC. Please email me at sharding@unbc.ca to get an application form and support with submitting your application.

    Penina Sara-Lynn Harding
    Secwepemc member of Esk’etemc
    UNBC Graduate Peer Mentor
    President-Northern BC Graduate Student Society

  4. Hello Tara Erb,
    I’m an Indigenous Health reporter for IndigiNews, covering Vancouver Island. https://indiginews.com
    I’m hoping to have an engagement interview, to learn more about this network’s projects around Indigenous wellness.

    Please do add my email to your media release list, or feel free to connect via email,
    Miigwetch, thank you — E’mote here, where I live in the North Salish Sea.

  5. Rashenda Aziz Mohona

    Hello, this is Rashenda Aziz Mohona. Received Masters in public health. I am really interested to work on indigenous health and well-being research. I am looking for a research job and want to go for research collaboration. Please let me know if anyone interested.

  6. Sdahl K'awaas, Lucy Bell, PhD Candidate ('Ll/jaadaa/she/her)

    Just want to give a shout-out to IMN-PN! As a grad student, I appreciate all your support! Haw’aa!

    • Ingrid Figueroa Núñez

      Hello, my name is Ingrid Figueroa. I am currently looking for a graduate program that could help me to put together an Indigenous Food System, Arts, Education process into a community and land based research.

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