Indigenous Lecture Series: Dr. Janet Smylie

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Second Student Centre

Toronto, ON M3J 1P3

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The School of Health Policy & Management and the Faculty of Health are honoured to present the 2019-2010 Indigenous Lecture Series on Indigenous Health and Decolonisation. These six lectures will bring Canada's most respected Indigenous leaders in healthcare to the York University campus to engage in a discussion of the pressing health issues facing Indigenous Peoples in Canada and how we, as an institution, can move forward in our process of decolonisation. Each of these lectures will consist of a 30-45 minutes presentation by the keynote speaker, followed by a 45 minutes facilitated discussion with 2-3 of our faculty members. A small lunch will be provided on a first-come-first-served basis.

On November 14th, 2019, we are honoured to host Dr. Janet Smylie as our third speaker.

Dr. Janet Smylie is a family physician and public health researcher. She currently works as a research scientist in Indigenous health at St. Michael's hospital, Centre for Urban Health Solutions (CUHS), where she directs the Well Living House Applied Research Centre for Indigenous Infant, Child and Family Health. Her primary academic appointment is as a Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. She maintains a part-time clinical practice with Inner City Health Associates at Seventh Generation Midwives Toronto. Dr. Smylie has practiced and taught family medicine in a variety of Aboriginal communities both urban and rural. She is a member of the Métis Nation of Ontario, with Métis roots in the prairies.

Her research interests are focused in the area of addressing the health inequities that challenge Indigenous infants, children and their families through applied health services research. Dr. Smylie currently leads multiple research projects in partnership with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities/organizations. She holds a CIHR Applied Public Health Research Chair in Indigenous Health Knowledge and Information and was honoured with a National Aboriginal Achievement (Indspire) Award in Health in 2012. A Métis woman, Dr. Smylie acknowledges her family, teachers, and lodge.

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