Indigenous Knowledge Public Lecture Series: Carrie Bourassa

Join us as we welcome accomplished Indigenous scholars to the University of Calgary to share Indigenous knowledge and research methodologies with our community. This year’s series theme is Welcome to ii’ taa’poh’to’p: Moving towards an Ethical Shared Space.

Noojimo Mikana (A Healing Path): Research as Reconciliation

Dr. Carrie Bourassa will discuss how Indigenous community-based research became her healing path and how this inadvertently opened the doors to leadership opportunities. Dr. Bourassa will discuss her work in improving health with Indigenous communities; privileging Indigenous ways of knowing and prioritizing Indigenous research methodologies in academia and research institutions including research funding institutions such as CIHR. She will also provide some discussion about the community-based focus that she has brought to her work at the Institute of Indigenous Peoples' Health at CIHR.​

February 7, 2019
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Downtown Campus
Event Centre (119 ABC)
906 8 Ave SW

Carrie Bourassa is the Scientific Director of CIHR's Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (IIPH) at the University of Saskatchewan, where she leads the advancement of a national health research agenda to improve and promote the health of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples in Canada. 

Dr. Bourassa earned her Master of Arts degree in political science and Ph.D. in social studies at the University of Regina, and is currently a Professor of Indigenous Health in the College of Medicine, Department of Community Health & Epidemiology at the University of Saskatchewan. She spent over 15 years as a Professor of Indigenous Health Studies in the Department of Indigenous Health, Education and Social Work at the First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) in Regina.

Dr. Bourassa is a member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada, a member of the Royal College Council of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and belongs to the Riel Métis Council of Regina Inc. (RMCR, Local #34). In 2012, she won the Wiichihiwayshinawn Foundation Inc. Métis Award in Health and Science. 

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