Office of Indigenous Health

Stethoscope from Indigenous Studies

We work to further Indigenous Health Education by:

  • responding to questions regarding the Indigenous Student Application Program (ISAP);
  • developing and supporting Indigenous programming across the medical  and health professions education continuum for learners seeking knowledge about Indigenous concepts of community, health and healing;
  • supporting Temerty Faculty of Medicine Indigenous Undergraduate students through scholarships and bursaries;
  • developing curriculum around Indigenous concepts of health and healing;
  • creating a culturally safe learning environment for all learners;
  • mentoring learners to help them succeed along their chosen path in medicine undertaking Indigenous community outreach;
  • advocating to address interpersonal and systemic racism in collaboration with the Chief Diversity Officer and Temerty Office of Inclusion and Diversity;
  • undertaking Indigenous community outreach.

Our team

Kawennanoron Cindy White, Elder In Residence                                     

Dr. Chase McMurren
Indigenous Medical Education Theme Lead, MD Program

Dr. Ryan Giroux, Indigenous Health Lead, Postgraduate Medical Education

Dr. Lisa Richardson
Associate Dean, Inclusion and Diversity, Temerty Faculty of Medicine

Lindsey Fechtig
Manager, Office of Indigenous Health



Centre for Wise Practices in Indigenous Health (Women's College Hospital)

First Nations House

Indigenous Health in Ontario: An introductory guide for medical students


Office of Indigenous Health
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