The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia and the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada share a powerful vision to deliver world-class teaching and research outcomes that will create lasting positive change.

Despite sustained efforts to improve indigenous people’s health, significant gaps, such as life expectancy and child mortality remain between the dominant and indigenous populations in Australia and Canada – clearly, reform is needed. The first webinar will look to some of UQ and UBC’s leading researchers to help us understand what more can be done to close the gap and improve indigenous health outcomes.

Professor Bronwyn Fredericks, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement), The University of Queensland

Welcome address:
Sheryl Lightfoot, Senior Advisor to the President of Indigenous Affairs, UBC

Professor James Ward, Director, UQ Poche Centre and Professor, School of Public Health, UQ

Dr Nadine Caron, Co-Director at the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health and Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, UBC

Photo credit “Hover Collective / UBC Brand & Marketing”. The pole was carved by Hereditary Chief 7idansuu (James Hart), Haida.

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