USask-led Indigenous health research network to be housed at Station 20 West

July 29, 2020
The University of Saskatchewan has announced that Station 20 West will be the new national coordinating centre for the nine Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) across Canada. Both the national NEIHR coordinating centre and Saskatchewan-specific networks will soon have staff moving into the space leased by USask at Station 20 West. The Saskatchewan networks will work with researchers at USask, University of Regina, and First Nations University, and with partners including the Office of the Treaty Commissioner, Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority, Aboriginal Friendship Centres of Saskatchewan, Gabriel Dumont Institute, Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies, and Saskatchewan Polytechnic. “First Nations and Métis people will lead the research projects and help identify research priorities,” said Caroline Tait, researcher at USask College of Medicine and member of the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan. “This location at Station 20 West makes it much easier when working with our Elders because it is easy to access by car or transit.” USask (SK)