Indigenous Health Symposium

November 22, 2017 – November 23, 2017 all-day
University of Manitoba, Bannatyne Campus
727 McDermot Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3P5

5th Annual Indigenous Health Symposium

The Indigenous Institute of Health & Healing Ongomiizwin – Research presents the 5th Annual Indigenous Health Symposium
Looking Forward, Pushing Back: Research, Resistance, Resurgence
November 22-23, 2017
Bannatyne campus, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

The University of Manitoba campuses are located on the original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Metis Nation.

We also acknowledge that northern Manitoba includes lands that were and are original homes of the Inuit.

We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.

The symposium offers researchers, students, community members, and youth the opportunity to share ideas and learn about Indigenous health research. Topics include any research (or proposed research) with the goal of improving health and wellness of Indigenous people in Canada and/or around the world.

Registration opens June 15th and closes October 15th at 4:30 pm. There is a capacity limit so please register early to ensure you can attend. Please register HERE.

We are inviting submissions for Posters, Concurrent Sessions, Panels, or Workshops. Each of these options is described below and will require a summary of your presentation (max 350 words). Please submit your presentation HERE. Deadline for Submission is August 15, 2017

Posters will be displayed throughout the duration of the symposium, with designated time for presenters to discuss their posters with other participants. Please limit poster sizes to a width of 48”.

Concurrent Sessions will be grouped by theme/subject as much as possible, with 3-4 speakers per session. Oral presentations will be 10 minutes in length with an additional 5 minutes for discussion. We will accommodate as many concurrent sessions as possible. However, in the event that presentation capacity is reached, submissions that are not highly ranked by the Abstract Review Committee will be invited for a poster presentation.

Panel Sessions will facilitate discussion around a particular topic and include short presentations by multiple presenters. Only a limited number of panel sessions will be selected. Each panel session will be 60 minutes total.

Workshop sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to gain new knowledge or skills. Only a limited number of workshop sessions will be selected (60 minutes).

Conference or presentation inquiries: or 204-789-3250.
At the symposium closing, we will also be announcing the recipient of the Dawn Stewart Award for Research Support in Indigenous Health. Please consider nominating a colleague who has done exceptional work in this field.