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The Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre Website and Renewal

Jo-Ann Episkenew, Director, Indigenous Peoples' Health Research Centre
January 06, 2011

The Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre (IPHRC) has some exciting news for anyone interested in or pursuing Indigenous health research in Saskatchewan.

  1. Website – IPHRC has a brand new website,! The newly improved website features regularly updated information on stories, announcements, research resources and funding opportunities for students, researchers and community partners pursuing Indigenous health research in Saskatchewan. Check back for an interactive map that will feature all of our community projects.
  2. Funding Renewal – IPHRC is also proud to announce that it is part of the Aboriginal Health Research Network (AHRNet) which recently learned that the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute for Aboriginal Peoples’ Health approved our application for renewal and awarded us research funding totaling $9,280,961 over the next two years. AHRNets is comprised of nine Network Environments for Aboriginal Health Research (NEAHRs) centres located across Canada.
  3. Engaging Students, Researchers and Communities – We are committed to supporting students (undergraduate and graduate), researchers and communities to pursue Indigenous health research in Saskatchewan through funding, networking and learning opportunities.
    • IPHRC First Annual Indigenous Health Conference in Saskatoon, SK March 24-26th, 2011.
    • Funding applications are posted for the following funding opportunities:
      1. Undergraduate Research Award - $3,900
      2. Graduate Student Fellowships - $17,500 - $34,000
      3. Community Network Research Grant - $15,000
      4. New Investigator Grant - $5,000

“These new developments are a reflection of IPHRC’s continued commitment to our students, researchers and communities,” said Jo-Ann Episkenew, Director of IPHRC. “We want to improve the health outcomes of Indigenous people by building capacity and expanding networks for Indigenous health research in Saskatchewan.”

IPHRC is a partnership between the University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan and First Nations University of Canada with offices in Saskatoon and Regina. IPHRC has funded over 50 community projects and over 100 students to contribute a total of more than $3 million to Indigenous health research in the province. All of our funding opportunities are open to students, researchers and community partners in Saskatchewan.

Please visit our website to find out more information and add the link to your website to create awareness about IPHRC and how we can help support your Indigenous health research.

Cassandra J. Opikokew
Knowledge Translation
Indigenous Peoples' Health Research Centre (IPHRC)
CK 115 University of Regina
3737 Wascana Parkway
Regina, SK S4S 0A2
Ph: (306) 337-2510
Cell: (306) 537-2043
Fax: (306) 585-5694

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