Indigenous Health

Celebrating Indigenous strength in medicine

Celebrating Indigenous strength in medicine

This week, 10 new Indigenous doctors celebrated their graduation from medical school.

Namaste Marsden appointed as inaugural Director, Indigenous Engagement

Namaste Marsden appointed as inaugural Director, Indigenous Engagement

She will provide vision, strategic leadership and diplomacy in advancing further development and implementation of the Faculty’s Response to the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

Derek Thompson, Thlaapkiituup, appointed Indigenous Initiatives Advisor, Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Derek Thompson, Thlaapkiituup, appointed Indigenous Initiatives Advisor, Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

He will provide leadership and support across the Faculty to help create and sustain learning and work environments based on standards of cultural safety and humility, and that will address Indigenous specific racism and discrimination.

Dr. Nadine Caron

Dr. Nadine Caron appointed Special Advisor on Indigenous Health

Dr. Caron will provide vision, leadership and diplomacy in advancing both the Faculty’s and UBC Health’s strategic focus on promoting an Indigenous lens on collaborative health education and research.

UBC Faculty of Medicine Response to the TRC Calls to Action Launch

UBC Faculty of Medicine Response to the TRC Calls to Action Launch

The Faculty formally launched and reflected upon its Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action at a virtual event on June 25, 2021.