August, 2023

202302Aug6:00 PM8:00 PMFeaturedIndigenous Impact: Mental Health x Indigenous Ingenuity6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ADT Discovery Centre 1215 Lower Water Street Halifax Organizer: Gairdner Foundation Region:AtlanticTopic:Indigenous Knowledge,IndustryCost:No CostCountry:CanadaConfidence:High


The ingenuity of First Peoples from North America is all around us. Created by the Montreal Science Centre and designed in collaboration with knowledge bearers from First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, Indigenous Ingenuity: An Interactive Adventure celebrates the knowledge, culture and history of Indigenous peoples. The world we know today is influenced by their innovations and scientific knowledge.

Transforming our understanding of mental health and substance use today, award-winning researcher and psychologist Dr. Christopher Mushquash has improved the lives of many Indigenous communities. Discover the impact of bringing together Indigenous and western methodologies in his groundbreaking work, and learn about mental health from both research and community-based perspectives.

This event includes the opportunity to explore Indigenous Ingenuity and is part of Gairdner’s Global Perspectives Panel series, presented by Telus Health.

2023 Canada Gairdner Momentum Award Laureate

Christopher Mushquash, Ph.D., C.Psych., is Anishinawbe (Ojibway), and a member of Pawgwasheeng (Pays Plat First Nation). He is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Lakehead University, and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine University, Clinical Psychologist at Dilico Anishinabek Family Care, Vice President Research at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, and Chief Scientist at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute.

He is also Director of the Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research at Lakehead University. Dr. Mushquash is a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Mental Health and Addiction, with expertise in rural and northern clinical practice and the development of culturally appropriate interventions for mental health and addiction difficulties in First Nations children, adolescents, and adults. He is a researcher, clinician, and First Nation scholar who was born and raised in rural Northwestern Ontario.

Learn more about him here:


Wednesday, August 2 - 6:00pm 2023 - Wednesday, August 2 - 8:00pm 2023 ADT


Discovery Centre 1215 Lower Water Street Halifax


Gairdner Foundation

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