Research Team Receives BC Reconciliation Award

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Congratulations to the xaȼqanaǂ ʔitkiniǂ (Many Ways of Doing the Same Thing) Research Team and co-lead Dr. Sana Shahram, recipients of a 2021 BC Reconciliation Award announced today by The Office of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, in partnership with the BC Achievement Foundation. This award recognizes extraordinary individuals and organizations who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, integrity, respect, and commitment to furthering reconciliation with Indigenous peoples in the province of British Columbia, or inspired others to continue reconciliation efforts. The research team were commended on their ability to incorporate everyone – universities, experts and First Nations, in a community-driven and culturally informed project that is focused on supporting the Ktunaxa Nation’s vision for community health, while redefining and dismantling colonial “health system expertise” and leveraging partnerships to co-design solutions that promote better outcomes for all. Dr. Shahram is an IHLCDP Associate and Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at UBCO. Read more about the team’s award and their achievements here.