We are pleased to announce the inaugural Summer School of the Indigenous Health and Well-Being Initiative (IHWI), to be held at Western University (London, Ontario) from June 16 - 19, 2012. The focus of the Summer School will be Community Based Methods and Ethics in Indigenous Health and Well-being Research. The Summer School will draw from a broad, interdisciplinary lens to explore topics related to Ethics and Community Based Approaches in Indigenous Health and Well-being research. The main goal of the Summer School is to expand our knowledge of Indigenous research-related issues with particular focus on research ethics, protocols and approaches.
The Summer School will allow a national pool of graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to learn together about best practices in research on Indigenous Health and Well-Being. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with some of Canada’s leading researchers and policy makers. The Summer School will act as a platform for students to forge lasting collaborative networks for their later careers.
We invite applications from full-time graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who are currently studying topics related to Indigenous health and well-being. Applications from any discipline will be considered. A limited number of spaces (15) are available for this School. An application review committee will select participants based upon research interests, relevant professional and voluntary experience, disciplinary background and academic qualifications.
Applications are due by 4:00pm EST on May 14, 2012. Please see our website for more information, including the application, list of mentors, travel allowances and preliminary schedule.