She is passionate about collaborating with First Nations communities to identify needs and priorities for youth transitioning out of high school, and beginning to pursue this interest within her own community of Sipekne’katik First Nations. Her research interests are focused on Indigenous health and the ways in which our overarching health care system operates to continually disadvantage Indigenous peoples. Tara will be commencing her Ph.D in Health at Dalhousie University this coming fall with an aim to examine the perspectives of Indigenous health care professionals in the workplace.
Iona Worden-Driscoll leads the network in planning, development, implementation and evaluation of mentorship activities. Iona also manages finances and facilitates communications to fulfil the mandate of the network. Iona holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics and a Master of Business Administration from Dalhousie University.
Labrador Institute of Memorial University
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL
in development of the Pye Centre for Northern Boreal Food Systems – a
collaborative, community-centred research farm in central Labrador. After
graduating from the University of Prince Edward Island in 2011 Jamie has worked
extensively with Indigenous Organizations including the Native Council of PEI,
Sivunivut Inuit Community Corporation, and the Labrador Friendship Centre in
areas related to community-based research, youth programming, and food security. Jamie is an Inuk from Hopedale, Nunatsiavut, and grew up in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador. His interest are in food sovereignty, northern-based agriculture, and community engagement and development.
Tara was born and raised in Nova Scotia, with special ties to Glace Bay and Dartmouth. She graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and will be graduating from her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in June, 2019.
Jamie is a Program Coordinator responsible for Research Promotion and Outreach at the Labrador Institute of Memorial University where he is assisting
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