Administrative Working Group

The Administration Working Group aims to give guidance and recommendations on how to move forward and execute actions arising from other Working Groups that will enable the vision of Indigenous Health Initiative

Bernice Downey

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neuroscience & School of Nursing
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Indigenous Health Initiative Lead
Indigenous Chair for Administration Working Group


Nick Kates

Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neuroscience
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Professor and Department Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neuroscience
Steering Committee Lead for Administration Working Group


Lyn Turkstra

School of Rehabilitation Science
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Assistant Dean of the Speech-Language Pathology Program
Administrative Working Group Member


David Price

DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY MEDICINE
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Professor and Department Chair of Family Medicine
Administrative Working Group Member


Maria Riva

School of Health at Mohawk College
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Associate Dean of Nursing
Administrative Working Group Member


Ruth Chen

MScN
School of Nursing
Associate Professor and Assistant Dean

Area of Expertise: Education; Nursing Education; Simulation-Based Learning

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Implementation and evaluation of innovative education technologies, the exploration of philosophical and ethical issues in health professions education and education research

905-525-9140 ext. 24096
chenrp@mcmaster.ca


Rick Badzioch

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
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Vice President, Clinical Programs
Steering Committee Member


Faculty Leadership and Support Working Group

The Faculty Leadership and Support Working Group aims to give guidance and recommendations on how to create a culturally safe environment for Indigenous community members, students, and faculty members

Karen Hill

Department of Family Medicine
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Assistant Clinical Professor
Indigenous Chair for Faculty Leadership and Support Working Group


Mark Walton

Department of Surgery
Mark Walton
Vice-Dean, Faculty Affairs
Steering Committee Lead for Faculty Leadership and Support Working Group

905-525-9140 ext. 22088
waltonj@mcmaster.ca


Mark Crowther

MD, MSc, FRCPC
Faculty
Medicine, Hematology & Thromboembolism
Mark Crowther
Professor
Chair, Department of Medicine; Leo Pharma Chair in Thromboembolism Research; Professor (associate member), Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Professor (associate member) Pathology and Molecular Medicine

Dr Crowther is currently chair of the Department of Medicine at McMaster University and holds the Leo Pharma Chair in Thromboembolism Research at McMaster University.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Exploring ways of improving the way that we use our current anticoagulant drugs, including exploring established and novel interventions to mitigate bleeding and anticoagulant drugs in high-risk patient populations; Developing systematic reviews of key questions in hematology and thrombosis and basing guidelines on those reviews.

905-525-9140 ext. 76373
crowthrm@mcmaster.ca


Anne Wong

MD, FRCPC, PhD
Faculty
Faculty of Anesthesia
Anne Wong
Assistant Dean of Program for Faculty Development
Professor

Dr. Anne Wong is Assistant Dean in the Program for Faculty Development in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesia at McMaster University.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Comparative and international medical education Cultural influences on medical education Professional identity formation Academic leadership Physician resilience

905-525-9140 ext. 75147
wongan@mcmaster.ca


Research Working Group

The Research Working Group aims to develop research partnerships on campus and with Indigenous communities to advance Indigenous health research initiatives across the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Valerie O'Brien

McMaster Indigenous Research Institute
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Research Coordinator
Research Working Group Member


Wynonna Smoke

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Graduate Student
Research Working Group Member


Indigenous Knowledge Helper Working Group

The Indigenous Knowledge Helper Working Group aims to develop practices, policies, and guidelines that support and protect Indigenous Knowledge Helpers, Elders, students, and community members

Val King

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Chair for Indigenous Knowledge Helper Working Group


Elva Jamieson

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Traditional Healer
Indigenous Knowledge Helper Working Group Member


Deneen Hill

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Apprentice
Indigenous Knowledge Helper Working Group Member


Jai King-Green

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Apprentice
Indigenous Knowledge Helper Working Group Member


Shelley Burnham

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Apprentice
Indigenous Knowledge Helper Working Group Member


George Johnson

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Elder
Indigenous Knowledge Helper Working Group Member


Peter Schuler

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Traditional Healer
Indigenous Knowledge Helper Working Group Member


Student Support and Services Working Group

The Student Support and Services Working Group aims to collaborate with Indigenous Student Health Sciences Office to develop a positive culturally safe environment where Indigenous students can achieve academic and social success.

Susan Hill

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Associate Professor at University of Toronto
Indigenous Co-Chair for Student Support and Service Working Group


Lacey VanEvery

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Community Health Nurse
Indigenous Co-Chair for Student Support and Service Working Group


Danielle Soucy

PhD
Indigenous Students Health Sciences Office
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Director and Program Coordinator of ISHS
Member, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program

905-525-9140 ext. 22824
soucy@mcmaster.ca

Joel Voth

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School of Medicine Student Representative
Student Support and Services Working Group Member


Shylo Elmayan

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Director of Indigenous Student Services
Student Support and Services Working Group Member


Carol Jacobs

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ISHS Task Force Member
Student Support and Services Working Group Member


Jordan Carrier

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Assistant Program Coordinator
Student Support and Services Working Group Member


Catherine Booker

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Indigenous Recruitment and Liaison Officer
Student Support and Services Working Group Member


Education and Curriculum Working Group

The Education and Curriculum Working Group aims to develop and incorporate core Indigenous education curriculum into the existing Faculty of Health Sciences undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate education

Johanne McCarthy

Centre for Teaching and Learning
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Indigenous Education Teaching and Learning Specialist.
Indigenous Chair for Education and Curriculum Working Group


Rob Whyte

Department of Oncology
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Assistant Dean
Education and Curriculum Working Group Member


Joanna Pierazzo

PhD
Faculty
School of Nursing
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Assistant Professor

Area of Expertise: Educational Psychology; Simulation-Based Learning

905-525-9140 ext. 26510
pierazj@mcmaster.ca

Denise Bryant-Lukosius

School of Nursing
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Associate Professor
Education and Curriculum Working Group Member


Stacey Marjerrison

Department of Pediatrics
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Assistant Clinical Professor
Education and Curriculum Working Group Member


Priscilla Patterson

School of Health at Mohawk College
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Professor
Education and Curriculum Working Group Member


Jocelyn Harris

School of Rehabilitation Sciences
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Associate Professor
Education and Curriculum Working Group Member


Steering Committee Members

The Steering Committee serves as the primary resource for the Faculty in fulfillment of its commitment to engage in a Faculty-wide post- Truth and Reconciliation Commission systemic change process. The Committee provides oversight, guidance, and direction of the Six Working Groups: Administration, Faculty Leadership and Support, Research, Indigenous Knowledge, Student Support and Services, and Education and Curriculum.

Paul O'Byrne

MB, FRCPI, FRCPC, FRCPE, FRCP(Glasg), FAPC, FCCP, FERS, FRSC
Faculty
Division of Respirology, Department of Medicine
Paul O'Byrne
Dean and Vice-President, Faculty of Health Sciences
Distinguished university professor

Dr. O’Byrne is currently the Dean and Vice-President, Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University. Dr. O’Byrne is world renowned for his research on asthma that is the result of allergies.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: The mechanisms and treatment of asthma: specifically the regulation of environmental allergen-induced airway inflammation and the development of new anti-inflammatory asthma treatments.

905-525-9140 ext. 22100
deanfhs@mcmaster.ca


Susan Denburg

Susan Denburg
Executive Vice-Dean and Associate Vice-President, Academic

905-525-9140 ext. 22110
denburgs@mcmaster.ca


Sandra Carroll

School of Nursing
Sandra Carroll
Vice-Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences
Executive Director

905-525-9140 ext. 22400
carroll@mcmaster.ca


Mark Walton

Department of Surgery
Mark Walton
Vice-Dean, Faculty Affairs
Steering Committee Lead for Faculty Leadership and Support Working Group

905-525-9140 ext. 22088
waltonj@mcmaster.ca


Alan Neville

Medical Oncology
Alan Neville
Vice-Dean, Health Professional Education
Professor

905-525-9140 ext. 22506
neville@mcmaster.ca


Lyn Turkstra

School of Rehabilitation Science
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Assistant Dean of the Speech-Language Pathology Program
Administrative Working Group Member


Stacey Ritz

PhD
Pathology and Molecular Medicine
Stacey Ritz
Assistant Dean, BHSc Program
Associate Professor

Area of Expertise: Lab-based Biomedical Research; Health Professional Education

RESEARCH INTERESTS: complexities of addressing sex/gender in biomedical research; critical literacy and reflexibity in medical and health education

905-525-9140 ext. 22815
ritzsa@mcmaster.ca


Rick Badzioch

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
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Vice President, Clinical Programs
Steering Committee Member


Nick Kates

Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neuroscience
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Professor and Department Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neuroscience
Steering Committee Lead for Administration Working Group


Val King

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Chair for Indigenous Knowledge Helper Working Group


Peter Schuler

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Traditional Healer
Indigenous Knowledge Helper Working Group Member


George Johnson

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Elder
Indigenous Knowledge Helper Working Group Member


Elva Jamieson

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Traditional Healer
Indigenous Knowledge Helper Working Group Member


Ashley Johnson

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY & BEHAVIOURAL NEUROSCIENCE
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Faculty Advisor
Steering Committee Member


Randy Jackson

Department of Health Aging and Society
Assistant Professor
Steering Committee Member



Rachelle Ingrao

Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation
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Director of Social and Health Services Department
Steering Committee Member


Lori Davis Hill

Six Nations Health Services
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Director of Health Services
Steering Committee Member


Angela Naveau

De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre
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Manager of Clinic Services
Steering Committee Member


Kirsten Krull

Hamilton Health Sciences
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Vice President, Quality and Performance and Chief Nursing Executive
Steering Committee Member


Johanne McCarthy

Centre for Teaching and Learning
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Indigenous Education Teaching and Learning Specialist.
Indigenous Chair for Education and Curriculum Working Group


Chelsea Gabel

PhD
Health, Aging & Society and Indigenous Studies Program
Chelsea Gabel
Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Well-Being, Community Engagement, and Innovation
Assistant Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: partnering with Indigenous communities to explore and address health and well-being issues; examining the impact of digital technology in these communities

905-525-9140 ext. 23316
gabelc@mcmaster.ca


Karen Hill

Department of Family Medicine
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Assistant Clinical Professor
Indigenous Chair for Faculty Leadership and Support Working Group


Susan Hill

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Associate Professor at University of Toronto
Indigenous Co-Chair for Student Support and Service Working Group


Lacey VanEvery

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Community Health Nurse
Indigenous Co-Chair for Student Support and Service Working Group


Indigenous Health Initiative Team Members

The Health Initiative team members are responsible for supporting the work of the Indigenous Health Lead and the Working Group members. 

Bernice Downey

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neuroscience & School of Nursing
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Indigenous Health Initiative Lead
Indigenous Chair for Administration Working Group


Gyeho Thomas

Education Services
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Administrative Assistant

905-525-9140 ext. 22405
thomag6@mcmaster.ca

Alex Lee

Education Services
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Program Administrator

905-525-9140 ext. 22340
leeays@mcmaster.ca