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Xray of hands deformed by rheumatoid arthritis.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Patient and community engagement essential to Indigenous health research: speakers

December 7, 2022 — 
Keynote presentations at Indigenous Health Research Symposium highlight respectful research partnerships

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The faces of an Inuit mother and toddler are encircled by the fur of her parka hood.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Relationships central to symposium on Indigenous health research

November 15, 2022 — 
This year’s UM Indigenous Health Research Symposium, hosted by Ongomiizwin -- Research, takes place Nov. 16 and 17 in an all-virtual format.

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Blake Angeconeb stands in front of the mural he painted.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

New mural brings thunderbirds to Brodie atrium

October 13, 2022 — 
Blake Angeconeb looked up towards the brightly coloured mural he painted and a smile crossed his face.

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Stethoscope and globe

Research and International

Four new Fellows from UM join the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

September 2, 2022 — 
Fellows recognized by peers for actionable solutions to complex health challenges

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Group photo of people wrapped in star blankets.

Indigenous

Sixth annual Indigenous Awards of Excellence celebrates 2021 and 2022 recipients in-person

June 22, 2022 — 
Each year, Indigenous Engagement and Communications, and the Office of the Vice-President (Indigenous) (OVPI) honours students, staff and faculty in the categories of community builder, trailblazer and outstanding achievement at the Indigenous Awards of Excellence

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The graduates each hold an eagle feather and wear a braided sweetgrass lapel pin.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Ongomiizwin celebrates medical grads, Elder Margaret Lavallee

June 9, 2022 — 
The group of new doctors stood before the audience and smiled proudly. Each held an eagle feather and wore a braided sweetgrass lapel pin

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Melanie MacKinnon [BN/96]

Indigenous achievers to be honoured at the Indspire Awards

May 17, 2022 — 
Melanie MacKinnon recognized with Indspire Health Award

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Faculty of Science

2022 Turtle Island Indigenous Science Conference

January 27, 2022 — 
The UM is hosting its first Indigenous Science Conference with a focus on the Indigenous approach to understanding the five elements of the world: fire, water, earth, air, and spirit. 

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Gabrielle Wilson smiles as she sits across from a student at a boardroom table.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Indigenous student mentorship program launches for Rady Faculty learners

October 29, 2021 — 
Ongomiizwin – Education has launched a mentorship program for Indigenous students in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences that will provide learners with a role model they can ask questions and turn to for advice

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Yellow, blue and white star blankets

Indigenous

Fifth annual Indigenous Awards of Excellence goes virtual

May 12, 2021 — 
Over 10 days, the recipients of this year’s awards will be honoured through a series of videos

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