Dr. Cheryl Aro

Dr. Cheryl Aro
Assistant Teaching Professor
School of Social Work

On study leave

Office: HSD B340

PhD (UVic)

Area of expertise

Indigenous health and well-being

Cheryl is from the Gitxsan Nation. Gutginuxw (Owl) House and the Gisgaast (Fireweed) Clan. She holds a BSW and MSW, and a PhD from the Social Dimensions of Health program at the University of Victoria. Her PhD research focussed on Indigenous Elder healthcare and dementia care.  Cheryl is honored and grateful to teach as a visitor on the traditional territories of the Songhees, Esquimalt and WS’ANEC’ peoples.

Research Interests

  • Indigenous healthcare and well-being
    (particularly Indigenous Elder health and dementia care)
  • Decolonizing approaches to research and pedagogy
  • Field education