Indigenous Research Chairs in Nursing Initiative

New $4.9M Research Partnership to Improve Indigenous Health

The Canadian Nurses Foundation, in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s (CIHR), Institute for Indigenous Peoples’ Health (IIPH), and Institute of Gender and Health (IGH) and other provincial health partners are  pleased to announce the launch of the Indigenous Research Chairs in Nursing initiative to support six Research Chairs in the area of Indigenous health nursing.

  • Thompson Rivers University: Dr. Lisa Bourque Bearskin
  • University of Saskatchewan : Dr. Holly Graham
  • University of Manitoba: Dr. Wanda Phillips-Beck
  • Université de Montréal: Dr. Amélie Blanchet Garneau
  • University of New Brunswick (Fredericton): Dr. Jason Hickey
  • Dalhousie University : Dr. Margot Latimer.

The Indigenous Research Chairs in Nursing Initiative will facilitate research on nursing issues affecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples in Canada.

Funding for the Nursing Research Chairs will support research aimed at understanding how social, economic and cultural determinants of health affect health care, and Indigenous holistic healing practices to improve the health of Indigenous Peoples.

The Canadian Nurses Foundation is pleased to support training and capacity development to work in collaboration with other Indigenous health researchers.

 For further information, contact:

Christine Rieck Buckley

CEO, Canadian Nurses Foundation

About the Canadian Nurses Foundation:

Indigenous nurses are often the first point of contact and only health care provider in Indigenous communities. Since 2009, the Canadian Nurses Foundation, in partnership with other organizations, has funded Indigenous nursing education and research that has helped nurses learn, investigate and advance innovation and leading healthcare practices in response to the needs of Indigenous communities.