Since 2016, the Indigenous Health in Medicine (IHIM) program has been committed to increasing the representation of Indigenous students in medicine through recruitment, community collaboration and partnerships.
Provincial governments, businesses and research partners are also investing nearly $41 million in co-funding, for a total investment of almost $57 million in the areas of health, agriculture and the environment.
Being involved in the Commission was a year-long process for Dr. Chambers that involved both in-person and digital engagement with a range of international stakeholders and the editorial leadership team at the Lancet.
The Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine has partnered with the MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance (MIPP) in a move to facilitate the Faculty’s strategic vision for improving health in the Maritimes.
There was also a virtual teach-in for Black lives hosted by Dal’s James R. Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies OmiSoore Dryden and Halifax poet, scholar and activist El Jones that included scholars from Dalhousie as well as peer institutions across Nova Scotia.