Knowledge Hub Webinar Series 2017

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Conducting Research with Indigenous Populations

Date & Time: June 6, 2017 1:00 to 2:15 PM Eastern Standard Time
Presented by: Dr. Gwen Healey, Executive and Scientific Director, Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre, Iqaluit

Presentation: There is a growing awareness that Indigenous knowledge must be perceived, collected, and shared in ways that are unique to and shaped by the communities and individuals from which this knowledge is gathered. In this webinar, Dr. Healey will offer a model based on Inuit perspectives on health-related research epistemologies and methodologies to inform research. In particular, webinar participants will be introduced to the Piliriqatigiinniq Community Health Research Model rooted in Inuit concepts and perspectives on health, wellness, and research. This approach may inspire other communities to develop similar frameworks.

Bio: Dr. Gwen Healey was born and raised in Iqaluit, Nunavut and it is in this community that she continues to live and work with her family. She is the Executive and Scientific Director of the Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre in Iqaluit, NU. Dr. Healey received her PhD in Public Health from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Drawing upon existing community strengths and resources, and strengthening capacity to conduct research in the North, is the key to addressing a number of health concerns presently and over the coming years. For this reason, Gwen founded the Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre (AHRN-NU) with the late Andrew Tagak Sr. in 2006.