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Award for research support in Indigenous health recognizes “unsung heroes” – UM Today

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201990 Views

Applications are now open for the Dawn Stewart Award

November 26, 2019 —

Ongomiizwin – Research Services is now accepting applications for the Dawn Stewart Award for Research Support in Indigenous Health.

This award is named for Dawn Stewart who worked for over 30 years at the University of Manitoba, in varying capacities, in Indigenous health research. Dawn worked in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Northern Health Research Unit, which then became the Manitoba First Nations Centre for Aboriginal Health Research, and is now Ongomiizwin Research. She played a significant role in the creation of each iteration of the centre. Dawn finished her career at Ongomiizwin – Research, Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing as Research Programs Lead in 2017.

“We started the Dawn Stewart Award to create an opportunity to formally recognize those individuals who work behind the scenes to make Indigenous health research projects successful,” said Linda Diffey, Indigenous Scholar, Ongomiizwin Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing and Department of Community Health Sciences at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, “Engaging in health research in an Indigenous context creates unique opportunities, but also presents unique challenges. Through this award, we celebrate our team members who bring their creativity and dedication to our common goal of improving the wellbeing of the First Nation, Métis and Inuit communities we work with.”

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