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Feb
11

IHRG researcher Receives Canada Research Chair

Author // Meagan Ann

"Dr. Courtney Mason has been appointed as Tier II Canada Research Chair in Rural Livelihoods and Sustainable Communities in the Faculty of Adventure, Culinary Arts and Tourism. Dr. Mason's role at TRU is to act as an engine of research, working to connect the university with the communities it serves in purposeful and meaningful ways.

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The CRC program invests approximately $265 million annually to attract and retain some of the world's most accomplished and promising researchers. Tier II CRCs are identified as exceptional emerging researchers, acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field.

Mason's research examines the historical impacts of abrupt changes in land use for rural Indigenous Canadians, and assesses how those communities negotiate the related challenges. Results of his research will influence policy decisions concerning the development of Indigenous lands and resources, which will have national and global relevance, as well as significance at grassroots levels."

Congratulations on this achievement Courtney!

Find the link to the whole article here:

http://inside.tru.ca/2016/02/10/crc-tourism/ 

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Nov
12

IHRG in Fort Providence featured in National Aboriginal Diabetes Association's October Newsletter

Author // Meagan Ann

"Measuring the Impact of Local Food Strategies in Aboriginal Communities to Improve Food Access and Reduce the Prevalence of Obesity and Obesity Related Disease"

"The Indigenous Health Research Group from the University of Ottawa has had the privilege of working with Northern Indigenous Communities in Canada who are developing local food strategies to help provide community members with increased access to nutritious foods. Northern communities are struggling to cope with the high costs and limited availability of market foods, making it difficult to eat a healthy diet...."
To read the complete article and the rest of the National Aboriginal Diabetes Association's October newsletter, please visit
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Oct
13

Speaker Series on Indigenous Issues and Initiatives

Author // Meagan Ann

Speaker Series on Indigenous Issues and Initiatives

Erin O'Sullivan, PhD
Strategic Research Directorate
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada


Well-Being in First Nations and Inuit Communities, 1981 - 2011

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
12:30 to 2:00 pm

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To find out more, see our event calendar.

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Oct
13

National School Food Conference: Changing the Menu

Author // Meagan Ann

Thursday, November 12- Saturday, November 14, 2015

Check out our calendar event!

Join us as we connect across the country and organize for action around school food.Changing the menu, the first-ever national school food conference, aims to advance activities to get more healthy, local and sustainable food into the minds and onto the plates of students. The three-day event will feature field trips to inspirational projects in Quebec, keynote speakers, presentations, workshops and networking opportunities.

actu equi_en_4We are bringing together a diverse group of participants from various sectors including health, education, agriculture, food service, recreation, policy and research. Some 400 people from coast to coast, including members of indigenous communities, are expected to attend the Montreal event.

http://changingthemenu.org/conference

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Sep
25

Webinar - September 28, 2015 - Diabetes Integration Project: Advancing Indigenous Health

Author // Meagan Ann

Upcoming Webinar!

In partnership with the First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba Partners for Engagement and Knowledge Exchange. The Saint Elizabeth First Nations, Inuit and Métis Program is excited to announce the upcoming webinar to meet your learning needs. This webinar is available at no cost to First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities from across the country.

Topic: Diabetes Integration Project: Advancing Indigenous Health

Date: Monday, September 28th, 2015 @ 1:30-2:30pm CDT

Presenters: Dr. Barry Lavallee and Caroline Chartrand, Executive Director, Diabetes Integration Project Inc.

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