USask College of Medicine approves new Indigenous health department


The University of Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine is creating a Department of Indigenous Health and Wellness, which it says will be the first of its kind in Canada. The new department will provide a welcoming space for Indigenous health researchers, learners, and faculty, with the aim of incorporating Indigenous knowledge and systems into medical education and scholarship. The department will be Indigenous-led and will ensure that research is informed by the needs of Indigenous communities. USask’s University Council officially approved the development of the new department in April 2023; the USask team is currently in the first phase of implementation and is focused on staffing and building its capacity in collaboration, mentorship, and networking.

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