New Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health launched at UBC
Indigenous health practitioners have a new home at the University of British Columbia, sparking renewed engagement with Indigenous peoples and communities across B.C. and beyond.
The UBC Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health (CEIH), which opened at the start of this year, will serve as a single point of contact within the university for support, training and resources for Indigenous health. It will also be the primary conduit for Indigenous communities that want to connect with UBC, its programs and health researchers.
“We want to increase the research capacity in Indigenous health and to empower community members to do their own research, setting their own priorities,” says CEIH co-director Nadine Caron.
Part of the UBC’s Aboriginal strategic plan, the Centre aims to boost research projects addressing Aboriginal health at the university as well as increasing collaborative projects with Indigenous communities across the province, and developing partnerships with the B.C. First Nations Health Authority and other Indigenous organizations.
Dr. Scott MacDonald, Providence Crosstown Clinic