Populations & Health

Health Equity

Researchers in this cluster focus on the health and well-being of vulnerable, marginalized and/or frail individuals. Topic areas include, but are not limited to:

• visible minority, immigrant, refugee, and Indigenous populations
• 2SLGBTQ+ populations
• social determinants of health
• improving autonomy and independence
• enhancing quality of life until the end of life


Palliative Approaches to Care in Aging and Community Health

Palliative Approaches to Care in Aging and Community Health is a research group housed at the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health, led by research fellow and professor in the School of Nursing, Dr. Kelli Stajduhar.

The goal is to find ways to improve care for people with chronic, advancing life-limiting illness; family members, informal caregivers and support people; and people who experience structural vulnerabilities and inequitable access to health care services.

Through research the team partners with health care providers, managers, administrators and policy makers in the health care system; with researchers from the University of Victoria and other Canadian and international universities; and community organizations.


For more information, visit the Palliative Approaches to Care in Aging and Community Health website