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HSN/HSNRI Strategic Plan-Speakers Series: Dr. Carrie Bourassa

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Rock Garden Cafe, Level 2

41 Ramsey Lake Road

Sudbury, ON P3E 5J1

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COME JOIN US on May 30th and 31st to hear about how indigenous health and health equity might influence HSN’s and HSNRI’s future strategic directions.

Speaker: Dr. Carrie Bourassa, Health Sciences North Research Institute

Carrie Bourassa is a Chair in Indigenous & Northern Health and Senior Scientist at Health Sciences North Research Institute in Sudbury, Ontario and the Scientific Director of the Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Prior to taking the Chair position in October 2016 and the Scientific Director Position in February 2017, she served her communities as a Professor of Indigenous Health Studies at First Nations University of Canada for fifteen years. Dr. Bourassa is an Indigenous community-based researcher and is proud to be the successful Nominated Principal Investigator on two Canada Foundation for Innovation Grants that funded the Indigenous Community-based Health Research Lab in 2010 (re-named Morningstar Lodge) and most recently in April 2016 the Cultural Safety Evaluation, Training and Research Lab at FNUniv. She is a member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada and is a public member of the College Council, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Most recently, Carrie was appointed to Board Member of Health Quality Council of Saskatchewan in March 2018. Carrie’s research interests include the impacts of colonization on the health of Indigenous people; creating culturally safe care in health service delivery; Indigenous community-based health research methodology; HIV/AIDS, HCV among Indigenous people; end-of-life care among Indigenous people; dementia among Indigenous people, Indigenous Water Governance and Indigenous women’s health. Carrie is Métis, belonging to the Regina Riel Métis Council #34.

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Sudbury, ON P3E 5J1

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