UBC launches new Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health

May 21, 2014

The University of British Columbia has officially launched the new Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health (CEIH), an interdisciplinary initiative that will serve as the point of contact for internal support, training, and resources related to Indigenous health, and for all external health organizations and Indigenous communities. The establishment of the CEIH is part of UBC’s Aboriginal Strategic Plan; the new centre will support research into Indigenous health and increased collaboration with Indigenous communities, as well as developing partnerships with the BC First Nations Health Authority and other Indigenous organizations. “This new Centre will allow us to build synergies across our many diverse Indigenous health initiatives. By working with the First Nations Health Authority and other institutions in British Columbia, we will increase the number of Aboriginal students aiming to become health professionals, broaden our curriculum in Aboriginal health, and deepen our knowledge of the health challenges facing Aboriginal people,” said Gavin Stuart, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. UBC News Release