VIU launches Naut sa mawt Center for Psychedelic Research


Vancouver Island University launched a psychedelic research centre that will bring together Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives for program development. The Naut sa mawt Center for Psychedelic Research will bring together Indigenous, Western, and other ways of knowing for the development of psychedelic research and programming. “We do this by developing authentic relationships, committed to working through the historical challenges that we have inherited and in doing so, carving a new way forward, together,” said VIU Psychedelic-assisted Therapy Program Chair Dr Shannon Dames. The centre is virtual, which will enable researchers from across Canada to participate.