UVic researcher receives $3.5M in NEIHR funding

April 22, 2020

A University of Victoria researcher has received $3.5M in funding to support First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples in accessing funding and collaborative opportunities for Indigenous health research. As one of the nine institutions hosting a Network Environment for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) across the country, UVic states that the BC branch of the program will help Indigenous communities that already have the capacities to plan, organize, and lead health research translate those abilities in the context of research. “Rather than a platform for research,” explains UVic Professor Charlotte Loppie, “we envision the BC NEIHR as a blanket that supports innovation and uncovers brilliance; it is a representation of our values and principles as well as a tangible foundation upon which to build meaningful partnerships in the pursuit of enhanced wellness for Indigenous peoples.” UVic (BC)