McGill unveils new Indigenous learning space for medical students

McGill University has unveiled a new learning space for future medical professionals who may work with Indigenous communities. The learning space includes a cultural centre for Indigenous students and scholars, while non-Indigenous medical students will have the opportunity to learn Indigenous knowledge and health. McGill Assistant Professor Richard Budgell added that the center would prepare non-Indigenous medical students “[s]o that they’re going into Indigenous settings with better knowledge of the people they are encountering.” It is designed to have a comfortable, welcoming feel and a setup that Budgell says will “make sharing and learning a little more informal.” Two Indigenous professors will use it as a teaching space, and events will be held at the space each month. CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.