Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement

Indigenous Mentorship Network

We are looking for Indigenous students to help us create an Indigenous Mentorship Network! We are holding a meeting session Tuesday July 12, 2016 (10-11 AM) and Thursday July 21, 2016 (12-1 PM) in the First Peoples House (Ceremonial Hall). We want your input on what would be beneficial as an Indigenous undergraduate, graduate, post-doctoral student, and New Investigator in the areas of mentorship, reasearch training, and networking opportunities!

International Journal of Indigenous Health

On June 30, 2016 the IJIH released the Special Thematic Issue: Wellness-Based Indigenous Health Research and Promising Practices, available online now!

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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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Speaker Series: Jaqueline Anaquod

On February 16, at the First Peoples' House, Jaqueline Anaquod, a nêhiyaw and nahkawe woman from Plains Cree Territory, discussed 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. Part of the 2015/2016 Speaker Series.

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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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Welcome and thank you for taking an interest in the centre and our work.

At the Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement (CIRCLE), previously Centre for Aboriginal Health Research (CAHR), 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 research that improves Indigenous peoples’ wellbeing.

Dr. Charlotte Loppie, Centre Director

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