National Gathering of Graduate Students

Ombaashi hosted the 2018 National Gathering of Indigenous Graduate Students at Thompson Rivers University from July 9 to 13, 2018.

TRU is on the unceded territory of Secwépemc Nation within Secwepemcúl’ecw. There were 156 participants from across Canada, seven keynote addresses from international, national and local peoples, 33 student presentations and evening sessions that focused on local knowledge and community practices.

This gathering brings together Indigenous and allied graduate students conducting research in Indigenous health and wellness with the goal of providing support and guidance on their research journey.

The gathering creates the opportunity to:

  • Present and discuss work with international Indigenous health and wellness leaders.
  • Meet Indigenous researchers in similar fields.
  • Meet Indigenous and allied graduate students.
  • Hear from leaders in Indigenous health and wellness research.
  • Attend professional development seminars with leading Indigenous health and wellness researchers.

2018 keynote speakers

Dr. Graham Smith
Te Whare Wananga O Awanuiarangi

Dr. Margaret Kovach
University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Carrie Bourassa
Scientific Director, Institute of Indigenous People’s Health, CIHR

Dr. Maree Toombs
Director of Indigenous Health, within the Rural Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine

Kukpi7 Ryan Day
Bonaparte Indian Band — St’uxtews — Secwépemc Nation

David Archie and Rhona Bowe
Secwépemc Health Caucus

2018 gallery

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