Nutrition students to coordinate Indigenous cultural competency training

March 31/2016


Two Nutrition and Dietetics students received U of T professional development funding for an Indigenous cultural competency training initiative to help bring context to the current health disparities that disproportionately affect Indigenous people in Canada.

Branka Gladanac and Tenzin Lama where among the 10 graduate student groups awarded funding from U of T’s School of Graduate Studies to coordinate innovative professional development initiatives.

The Indigenous Cultural Competency Training initiative is an interactive one-day workshop offered by the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres that involves self-reflection and awareness about how personal biases, cultures and social location may impact interaction with Indigenous clients.

Click here to read the full story on U of T News by Terry Lavender.