Laura Jane is a PhD Candidate in Epidemiology and International Development Studies at the University of Guelph. She is working with Northern partners to explore the role of place in Inuit maternal health and wellness. Her advisory committee includes Drs. Harper, Dewey, Cunsolo, Healey, and Humphries.
Written by Alexandra Sawatzky, PhD Candidate
Between April 30 and May 3, Jacquie, Mel, and I were privileged to attend the first biennial Labrador Research Forum in the Upper Lake Melville Region of Labrador. This gathering involved the communities of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Sheshatshiu First Nation, and North West River, and engaged the three Indigenous nations of this region: the Innu, Nunatsiavut Inuit, as well as NunatuKavut Inuit. Over 150 delegates, including researchers, government representatives, community leaders and organizations, and the broader public came together to engage in dialogue and co-learning surrounding research in the North, by the North, for the North. Continue reading