Community of Practice in the Arctic: A Model for Patient Engagement in Greenland and the Northwest Territories

October 17, 2019

October 2019, ICHR co-presented with the Centre for Public Health in Greenland at Nunamed 2019 and the Arctic Circle 2019.  Abstract and results follow below. Introduction: Health care in The Arctic faces considerable challenges in the delivery of services. Despite per capita expenditures that are among the highest in the world, health outcomes continue to […]

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ICHR Canoe Trip

July 11, 2018

Teambuilding: The ICHR canoe trip happens every year to kick off the summer season! This year, we were off to Hidden Lake. This trip was an amazing opportunity for summer students and employees to get to know each other outside of the office setting. In the outdoors, every individuals’ contribution to the group is valued and […]

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University of Alberta’s School of Public Health to get a northern touch

July 10, 2018

Dr. Kue Young from the University of Alberta School of Public Health visited Yellowknife for the announcement of the appointment of five adjunct professors and two Elders in Residence (Be’sha Blondin and Rassi Nashalik, and Adjunct Professors John B. Zoe, Sharon Firth, Francois Paulette, Jim Martin, and Denise MacDonald). This exciting addition to the School […]

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Study: Land-based Practice for Indigenous Health and Wellness in the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Nunavut

November 25, 2016

This study describes some of the many health benefits and positive outcomes that can come from spending more time out on the land, especially in supporting youth resilience and wellness in response to high rates of suicide in Canada’s north. This research found that Land-based practice is a highly effective way of supporting Indigenous youth […]

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