Are you a researcher or student engaged in Aboriginal health research in BC?
Looking for an opportunity to share your research and gain valuable feedback from First Nations community members, health professionals, policy makers, fellow researchers, and Aboriginal youth?
The UBC Learning Circle (UBCLC) is an ongoing video conference initiative run in partnership among the UBC Division of Aboriginal People’s Health, the First Nations Health Council, and First Nations and Inuit Health. We utilize this technology to help connect First Nations communities across BC to explore and discuss Aboriginal health-related issues which are relevant to Aboriginal community members, health professionals, policy makers, researchers, and Aboriginal youth. We currently have video conference units in 90 First Nations communities across BC (the majority of which are located in health centres) and thus have the potential to reach many people who might be interested inwatching presentations and engaging in dialogue on Aboriginal health issuesbut are unable to participate due to geographical, financial, or other reasons.
Presenting at the UBCLC is an excellent knowledge translation opportunity that also provides an arena for gathering feedback from selected audiences. We believe that our Research Circles can help to enhance the accessibility of academic institutions by Aboriginal communities, promote access to information, capacity building, and self-determination in health with attention to traditional knowledge, success stories, health determinants, and Aboriginal cultures.
Our home page can be found here http://learningcircle.ubc.ca/ and information about past Learning Circles is available here http://learningcircle.ubc.ca/category/past-sessions/.
To get involved, send a brief summary of your work or research interests, your institutional/organizational affiliation, and contact information to our team.
We look forward to hearing from you!