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Engaging with Indigenous Peoples topic of CHEPA seminar

12 Mar 2014

Using good engagement practices to enhance policy-making in a way that includes Indigenous Peoples and knowledge is the topic of a CHEPA seminar presented by Danielle N. Soucy, director and program coordinator of McMaster’s Aboriginal Students Health Sciences (ASHS) office.

How to engage with engagement: The Aboriginal Students Health Sciences (ASHS) and CHEPA looks at the effective use of public involvement practices in the context of First Nations, Inuit and Metis healthcare priorities.

The seminar will be held Wednesday March 19 in CRL B119, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  All are welcome to attend. The seminar will be available remotely for those who are unable to attend.

Soucy, BA, MA, is an assistant clinical professor in McMaster’s Department of Family Medicine, and an assistant professor in the Global Health MSc Program (adjuncts). She received McMaster’s President's Award for Outstanding Service in 2012.

Raised in Bouctouche, NB, Soucy has served as the Senior Policy Analyst/ Research Officer of the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) and as Managing Editor; Journal of Aboriginal Health.  Before going to NAHO she was the Ethical Guidelines and Knowledge Transfer Projects Coordinator for the Indigenous Health Research Development Program NEAHR (then ACADERE) Centre.

She has worked closely with the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada (IPAC) / Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) collaboration on curriculum, recruitment and retention since 2005 and is a founding member of the National Indigenous Health Sciences Circle.

Remaining globally engaged with her Indigenous colleagues in Australia and New Zealand, she is currently developing a tri-country research portfolio around medical education and through knowledge sharing at the Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education LIME Connection, World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education, and Pacific Regional Indigenous Doctors Congress.

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