Centre for Aboriginal Health Research

CAHR events

Learning Institute

We annually host week-long institutes on Aboriginal health. In 2014, we are planning for a learning institute in the fall. If you're interested in learning more, contact us or subscribe to our e-newsletter.

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CAHR Speaker Series

Clarita Lefthand-Begay from the University of Washington will be joining us on January 23 to speak about the importance of water security for Indigenous communities. The 2014/2015 Speaker Series will be housed in the beautiful First Peoples House, located at the University of Victoria.

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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

CAHR is pleased to be the home for the International Journal of Indigenous Health, which is published bi-annually by the Aboriginal Health Research Networks Secretariat. 

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Get involved

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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