March 21st, 2024 – Indigenous Peoples’ experiences and realities within the Canadian Healthcare system: What’s the impact on health outcomes?

Indigenous peoples have consistently faced health inequities in the Canadian Healthcare system, which have contributed to poorer outcomes. This disparity is still a reality for many Indigenous peoples seeking care. It is important to understand how systemic racism and stereotypes influence the care they receive today. The SBME Indigenous Engagement Committee in collaboration with the UBC Learning Circle will be hosting Indigenous speakers from different backgrounds to share the realities of their experiences in the Canadian Healthcare system. Our goal for this panel is to help spread awareness of existing issues in the healthcare system and discuss actionable steps we can all take towards minimizing the health inequities within the Canadian Healthcare system.

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Date: Thursday, March 21st, 2024 (PST)
Time: 11AM – 12PM PST **Special Time**

About the Presenters:



Emily Flaschner. My name is Emily Flaschner, I am Anishinaabe Ojibwe from Wasauksing First Nation. I am an undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia, graduating in May with a degree in Biomedical Engineering and will be starting a PhD program in the fall. In the future, I aim to strengthen the connection between biomedical engineering and indigenous ways of knowing by incorporating indigenous peoples and culture into my work.


Carmen McLachlan. Carmen is Sayisi Dene First Nations on her father’s side and Italian on her mother’s side. She grew up in Mission BC on Stolo land. Carmen has lived in Vancouver on the traditional unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) territory for 7 years. Carmen has been working as a front line worker on the Downtown East Side for 7 years and working as an Indigenous Wellness Liaison at Vancouver General Hospital and St Paul’s Hospital for the last 2 years. Carmen also held the title of the Indigenous Public Health Manager previously at the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health.


Oki/Tansi, My name is Jaye Dee Currie, I am Piikani Blackfoot- member of the Blackfoot Confederacy, and Plains Cree Maskwacis Alberta, Treaty Six Territory. I employed with Providence Healthcare,  St. Paul’s Hospital. I am an Indigenous Wellness Liaison. I also have a degree in Social Work. I have always been very interested in helping people most in need. The work that I currently am engaged in comes from an Indigenous spiritual, and holistic approach, and the promotion of Cultural safety within health care



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