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Upcoming webinar hosted by CoVaRR-Net in collaboration with Genome Canada, Global Alliance for Genomics and Health and CanCOGeN

Indigenous Peoples and the Canadian Research Ecosystem

This virtual panel will cover issues specific to engaging Indigenous populations in research such as open data/open science, data sovereignty and appropriate collaborations.

December 6, 2021, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET

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Dr. Kimberly R. Huyser

(Navajo Nation – Diné), Associate Professor of Sociology,  University of British Columbia and CoVaRR-Net Pillar 7 lead – Indigenous Engagement, Development, and Research (CIEDAR)

Dr. Jessica Kolopenuk

(Cree, Peguis First Nation), Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta and Cofounder and co-lead of the Summer internship for INdigenous peoples in Genomics Canada (SING Canada) and the Indigenous Science, Technology, and Society Research and Training Program (Panelist)

Taylor Morriseau

(Cree, Peguis First Nation) is a fifth-year PhD candidate and Vanier Canada Scholar in the Dept. of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, University of Manitoba (Panelist)

Leona Star

(Nehiyaw iskwe / Cree, Thunderchild First Nation) Director of Research, First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba (Panelist)

Read our webinar preparation package

(A collection of external resources to help you better engage with the concepts and topics discussed)

A webinar with CoVaRR-Net Researchers

Vaccines 101: The Role of Vaccines in the COVID-19 Pandemic

September 18, 2021 | Four CoVaRR-Net Pillar Leads share their work and take questions from the public on prevention and protection from COVID-19 in an era of rising cases of variants of concern (VOCs).


  • Jenn Gommerman (Pillar 1: Immunology & Vaccine Protection)
  • Anne-Claude Gingras (Pillar 3: Functional Genomics & Structure-Function of VOCs)
  • Nazeem Muhajarine (Pillar 6: Public Health, Health Systems and Social Policy Impacts)
  • Kimberly R. Huyser (Pillar 7: Indigenous Engagement, Development, and Research)

The webinar is presented by CoVaRR-Net, supported by UTown@UBC Community Grants.

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