Queen’s receives $1M to create Chair in Indigenous Health


Queen’s University recently received $1M from alum Dr Nancy Tatham and her partner Donna Henderson to create a Chair in Indigenous Health at Queen’s Health Sciences. The chair will be held by Dr Sarah Funnell, who will focus on developing scholarship and Indigenous ways of knowing, fostering interdisciplinary knowledge translation, supporting mentorship opportunities, and collaborating with Indigenous communities and colleagues. “To transform health sciences education, we need to use Indigenous-informed and culturally-safe practices; decolonize our curriculum; and promote the overall health and well-being of Indigenous peoples,” said Queen’s Health Sciences Dean Dr Jane Philpott. “The role of Chair, Indigenous Health will help lead these efforts and moves us further on the path to reconciliation.”