Guest Speakers Dr. Carrie Bourassa and Dr. Cari McIlduff to Present at UBC Psychiatry’s 2021 Virtual Research Day


We are pleased to announce that Dr. Carrie Bourassa and Dr. Cari McIlduff, will join our panel speakers to present on “Understanding traditional medicine’s role in Indigenous mental health” at our Department’s 2021 Virtual Research Day on Thursday June 3, 2021!

Dr. Bourassa is Professor in the Department of Community Health & Epidemiology at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon and the Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health. She spent over 15 years as a professor of Indigenous health studies in the Department of Indigenous Health, Education and Social Work at the First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) in Regina. Through her role as Scientific Director of CIHR-IIPH, she leads the advancement of a national health research agenda to improve and promote the health of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples in Canada.

Dr. McIlduff is a Research Fellow at Canada Foundation for Innovation funded Morning Star Lodge, an Indigenous community-based health resarch lab in Regina, Saskatchewan. In 2020, she was the recipient of an award from AGE-WELL and the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF), which supports her research on technology and telehealth services to promote a healthy lifestyle among older Indigenous people.

Stay tuned for further announcements about our Virtual Research Day presenters – coming soon!