Improving Indigenous cancer outcomes and wellness – UBC Faculty of Medicine

On Jan. 6, 2020, Nadine Caron, Canada’s first female First Nations general surgeon, was appointed to a newly created UBC position dedicated to improving cancer outcomes and wellness among Indigenous peoples.

Community members gathered to honour Dr. Caron as the founding First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) Chair in Cancer and Wellness at UBC and mark the start of the groundbreaking initiative aimed at transforming health for Indigenous peoples.

Dr. Caron, FNHA Chair in Cancer and Wellness and Co-Director, Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health, greets community members before the ceremony begins.

Shane Pointe, Musqueam Family Member and Elder, Colleen Erickson, Chair, FNHA Board of Directors, and Richard Jock, Interim CEO, FNHA, welcome guests and share opening remarks.

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