CIHR’s Dr. Carrie Bourassa to announce steps in supporting research towards reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous Peoples

Media advisory

Winnipeg, Manitoba – March 23, 2018 – Dr. Carrie Bourassa, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Aboriginal People’s Health, will visit the University of Manitoba to announce steps being taken by CIHR to support research that seeks to improve the lives of Indigenous Peoples. She will be joined by Drs. Marcia Anderson and Digvir S. Jayas, Executive Director of Indigenous Academic Affairs at the Ongomiizwin Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing, and Vice-President (Research and International) and Distinguished Professor at the University of Manitoba, respectively. Elder Mary Wilson will bring prayers and greetings at the announcement.

Media are invited to participate in the Q&A with the speakers.

Date:
March 27, 2018

Time:
10:00 a.m.  Central Daylight Time

Location:      
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
Chancellor's Hall, 177 Dysart Road
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T2N2

Media Inquiries

Lee-Anne Van Buekenhout
Communications Officer, NCTR
University of Manitoba
204-474-6959

David Coulombe
Media Relations
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
613-941-4563
mediarelations@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

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