Centre for Aboriginal Health Research

CAHR events

Learning Institute

The 2015 CAHR Visioning Health Learning Lodge focused on Indigenous , strength-based, culturally ground, art-informed research. The Learning Lodge was held from June 1-5 at the University of Victoria. Please see here for more information. 

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CAHR Speaker Series

The 2015/2016 Speaker Series is housed in the beautiful First Peoples House, located at the University of Victoria. This image was taken of speaker, Erynne Gilpin, by Peruzzo de Urzedo. 

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CAHR Speaker Series: Jaqueline Anaquod

On February 16, at the First Peoples' House, Jaqueline Anaquod, who is a nêhiyaw and nahkawe woman from Plains Cree Territory, will discuss how the Stable Homes Strong Families project utilized digital story-telling aimed at identifying concepts of home and to better understand what a culturally appropriate home looks like for an Aboriginal person living with or affected by HIV and AIDS. This is part of the 2015/2016 Speaker Series

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Renewal of CAHR

The Centre for Aboriginal Health Research (CAHR) is pleased to announce that the Board of Governors at the University of Victoria approved the renewal of CAHR for the period 1 June 2013 – 31 May 2018.

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International Journal of Indigenous Health- Call for Papers

The IJIH, in collaborative partnership with the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), is pleased to announce a call for submissions for publication in the 2015 Special Thematic Issue on “Wellness-Based Indigenous Health Promising Practices”

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Jon Rabeneck (centre right) has volunteered and worked as a research assistant with us. We support students through scholarships, graduate funding, volunteering, and internships. If you're interested, get in touch!

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Join us in working to improve Aboriginal health

Welcome and thank you for taking an interest in the centre and our work. We are dedicated to expanding wellbeing by building on strengths of Indigenous peoples, and welcome you to join us in sharing ideas, resources, and projects. 

We respectfully acknowledge the history, customs and culture of the Lekwungen and Saanich Nations on whose traditional lands our centre is housed. 

Through engagement with stakeholders in British Columbia, across Canada, and internationally, the Centre seeks to promote, facilitate and lead relevant and ethical health research that improves Aboriginal peoples’ health.

Dr. Charlotte Loppie, Centre Director

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