New course to explore health care and research with Indigenous focus – UM Today

April 11, 2022 —

The College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences  is offering a new course for the summer term that will explore health care and research from Indigenous worldviews and experiences. The course is open to all UM graduate students.

The course, titled Indigenous People, Health and Research: Doing Research in a Good Way, is offered in relationship with Dr. Wanda Phillips-Beck, who was named Manitoba’s first Indigenous Research Chair in Nursing in 2020. It will integrate Indigenous ceremony, land-based learning opportunities, talking circles and knowledge from Indigenous Knowledge Keepers and scholars.

“We are excited to see this course emerge, which is a step towards creating a culturally safe workforce and a culturally responsive health research community, both of which are key goals of my chair award,” Phillips-Beck said.

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