Welcoming Lindsay DuPré to the School of Public Health and Social Policy

The faculty and staff of the School of Public Health and Social Policy are pleased to announce that Lindsay DuPré joined PHSP as an assistant teaching professor on October 1, 2021.

Lindsay DuPré is a Métis scholar and social work practitioner working in the intersections of Indigenous health and mental health, social justice education, and community organizing. Her Métis family is originally from Manitoba (including Birsay Village, Red River, Russell, Shell River, and Roblin) though she was born and has spent most of her life in the Toronto area on Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Wendat territories. Lindsay also has deep connections to her son and partner's community of Waterhen Lake Cree Nation.

Prior to joining PHSP as an assistant teaching professor, Lindsay worked at the University of Toronto's Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) as the Indigenous Education Liaison, and as a sessional instructor in the School of Social Work at York University. In 2019, Lindsay co-founded The Mamawi Project, a grassroots initiative focused on mobilizing Métis young people and cultural knowledge, and co-edited the book Research and Reconciliation: Unsettling Ways of Knowing Through Indigenous Relationships published by Canadian Scholars Press.

Lindsay is committed to critical educational praxis that seeks to address colonial violence where she centres care and gratitude as integral principles for building and sharing knowledge. She is very excited to be joining the PHSP team and looks forward to building new relationships at the University of Victoria!

Lindsay DuPré