2014 National Gathering of Graduate Students in Aboriginal Health Research

The 2014 National Gathering of Graduate Students in Aboriginal Health Research is sponsored by the CIHR Institute for Aboriginal People’s Health, Kloshe Tillicum NEAHR, and CAHR UVic, and hosted by the SFU Office for Aboriginal Peoples, July 12-14, 2014 at Simon Fraser University on unceded Coast Salish territory.

Abstracts must be submitted by May 12. Successful applicants will be notified May 30. Questions and inquiries should be directed to Jeff Laplante, CIHR-IAPH, email jlaplant@sfu.ca.

The NGGS is calling for Abstracts for its 14th annual Gathering. This year’s theme is “Indigenous Health Research – Learning from/on the Land”. Sessions will be organized according to themes derived from the submissions. Graduate students may present findings, issues and challenges arising in any stage of their research including: literature review, proposal development, research agreement development, building community relationships, knowledge translation, analysis, results, and dissemination.

The National Gathering of Graduate Students (NGGS) is an annual meeting for young researchers in Indigenous health. The Gathering provides a mentorship and capacity building forum for students, with opportunities to present and discuss their research, facilitate student networking opportunities with community and academic researchers, and attend skill-building workshops. The Gathering includes the Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health Scientific Director’s Award and dinner, keynote address, graduate student oral and poster presentations, and dynamic workshops in Indigenous methodologies, grant writing, ethics, and community-based participatory research.

Activities and workshops at the Gathering will foster mentorship in Indigenous health research. Investigators and students engage in conventional, lateral, and community-based mentorship as a means of supporting career advancement, highlighting new opportunities, acquiring skills, improving methodologies, translating new knowledge and promoting the exchange of community knowledge to contribute to the wellness of Indigenous Peoples.