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Dalhousie Indigenous Health Groups and Committees

Dalhousie Medical Student Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee’s work is guided by the Faculty of Medicine Social Accountability Statement, which defines the elements and dimensions of diversity as age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation/identity/expression, ability-disability, income, health literacy, religion/spirituality, geographical location and language.

The objectives of the Committee shall be:

  1. To provide a forum for stakeholders to discuss issues of diversity and inclusiveness within the context of Dalhousie Medical School.
  2. To serve as a liaison between other organizations that are dedicated to the interests of diverse individuals within the Faculty of Medicine.
  3. To strengthen the connection between underrepresented populations within the medical school.
  4. To increase awareness for issues of diversity and inclusiveness among decision-making bodies within the Faculty of Medicine.
  5. To promote a more diverse and inclusive community within Dalhousie Medical School.

Indigenous Health Interest Group

The Indigenous Health Interest Group (IHIG) is an interdisciplinary group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students from across the health professions with a common goal of improving knowledge, awareness and action on Indigenous health and related topics at Dalhousie University. Through enrolling in the course, learners will become members of IHIG and attend monthly meetings throughout the year and work on achieving the following objectives:

  1. Improving the knowledge, attitudes and practices of students in the health professions related to Indigenous health.
  2. Working as an interdisciplinary team on projects with tangible outcomes related to Indigenous health on campus.
  3. Developing an understanding of the roles and capacities of various health professionals in advocating for system change, better health outcomes and adequate representation of Indigenous people in the health professions.

For more information please visit the Indigenous Health Interest Group website.