Advisory Circle to inform the selection process of a new Scientific Director for IIPH
Dr. Margo Greenwood’s term as the Interim Scientific Director for IIPH came to an end December 31, 2022, when she assumed her responsibilities as a Senator in the Canadian Senate.
The selection process for the new IIPH Scientific Director has begun with the establishment of an Advisory Circle, grounded in Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing. It will inform the selection process for the new IIPH Scientific Director, as well as advise on the interim leadership of the Institute.
While the selection process is underway, the administrative team of the Institute will remain at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC).
Laura Commanda is the Institute’s Associate Scientific Director, overseeing the Institute’s day-to-day activities. Jeff Moore, Associate Vice-President, Government and External Relations, and Senior Advisor to the President on Indigenous Affairs, will provide strategic leadership for the Institute.
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research has established an Advisory Circle to inform the selection process of a new Scientific Director for its Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (IIPH), which is dedicated to supporting and building research capacity for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples' health.
The Advisory Circle will support CIHR’s priority of accelerating the self-determination of Indigenous Peoples in health research, while maintaining the trust and confidence of Indigenous communities, in informing the selection process of a new permanent Scientific Director for the IIPH.
The Advisory Circle’s work will be grounded in Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing, while respecting the unique identities of rights-holding groups. It will work in collaboration with the Indigenous community, particularly the Indigenous Health Research community.
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