The Canadian Institutes of Health Research is relocating the Institute of Indigenous Peoples' Health (IIPH)—one of its 13 institutes – to the University of Saskatchewan. The institute, originally housed at Health Sciences North Research Institute in Sudbury, Ontario, will begin operations in Saskatoon October 1.
For Carrie Bourassa, the institute’s scientific director, and a member of HQC’s Board of Directors since January 2018, the return to the prairies is a homecoming. Before joining the IIPH, Bourassa, who is Métis, spent more than 15 years as a professor of Indigenous health studies at the First Nations University of Canada in Regina. Her master’s and PhD (in political science and social studies, respectively) are both from the University of Regina.
“I see real synergies between my role with the Institute and my work with the board of Saskatchewan’s Health Quality Council,” says Bourassa. “I am looking forward to supporting HQC in its efforts improve the health and wellness of Indigenous people in this province.”
Bourassa will have a staff of four and will also serve as a faculty member in the College of Medicine’s community health and epidemiology department.
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