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Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity at Thompson Rivers University in British Columbia

Check out this exciting Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunity in Indigenous Food, Well-being and Community Development at Thompson Rivers University in British Columbia. Funding is available for researcher to engage in community-based research for a potential three-year period (2019-2022). Click the link below for more information: Search Jobs Any additional questions can be emailed directly to Dr. […]

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Responding to Climate Change and Food Insecurity through Adaptive Land Based Food Strategies in a Remote Northern First Nation

Members of the IHRG in partnership with Kasabonika Lake First Nation successfully bid for funding from Health Canada’s Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program for First Nation Communities South of 60⁰N. Background: For northern Indigenous populations who rely on the land for food, the effects of climate change are profound. In remote fly-in communities in […]

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Students for Canada’s North: The Wapekeka Gardening, Nutrition, and Wellness Project

Northern rural Indigenous communities in Canada are facing many challenges getting regular access to nutritious foods, primarily due to the high cost of market food, restricted availability of nutritious foods, and lack of government support for nutritious food programs. The consequences of food insecurity in this context are expressed in high rates of diabetes, heart […]

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FSC: Sustainable Northern Food Systems Study

The levels of food insecurity in Northern Canada have reached alarming levels, the result of a complex set of geographic, financial, environmental, cultural, logistical, and political challenges. Recent reports and media attention on the shockingly high prices of food and percentage of income that needs to be devoted to buying food have begun to galvanize […]

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Book Launch- A Land Not Forgotten

  Members of the Indigenous Health Research Group Michael A. Robidoux (Editor) and Courtney W. Mason (Editor) recently published a new book, titled A Land Not Forgotten.  Food insecurity takes a disproportionate toll on the health of Indigenous peoples in Canada. A Land Not Forgotten examines the disruptions in local food practices as a result of colonization […]

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Graduate student Michael Randazzo in Gitxaala, BC

Written by: Michael Randazzo & Meagan Ann O’Hare Photos by: Micahel Randazzo Michael (Mike) Randazzo, a postgraduate student at the University of Ottawa, travelled to the British Colombia coastal community of Gitxaala over the past spring and summer. He was given this opportunity through the Students for Canada’s North scholarship program offered through the Michaelle […]

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Students for Canada’s North inviting proposals

The Michaelle Jean Centre for Global and Community Engagement is inviting proposals for the Students for Canada’s North (SCN) program The SCN Program offers the opportunity to uOttawa students to implement community engagement projects in Canada’s Northern Communities. Funding is available for projects responding to the needs of and which have strong support from the […]

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