UVic establishes research chair in Indigenous mental health through $1.5M donation

December 15, 2021
The University of Victoria is establishing a research chair in Indigenous mental health named after renowned Kwakwaka’wakw artist, the late Chief Mungo Martin, whose work shifted cultural perceptions of mental health. The chair is supported by a $1.5M gift from UVic political science alumnus Bruce McKean. The chair will focus on developing mental wellness research and learning through engagement with Indigenous communities and partners. “We are grateful for the donation that established the research chair in Mungo Martin’s name. And to use his name in what is an important and needed area of research all over Canada,” said Chief David Mungo Knox, great-grandson of Martin. UVic (BC)