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  • March 28, 2024 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm


Speaker: Dr. Jaris Swidrovich
Elder: Clayton Shirt
Moderator: Dr. Suzanne Stewart

A decolonial and Indigenous lens will be applied to Evidence-based Medicine (EBM). In one hour, Dr. Swidrovich will: 1) Summarize Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) through decolonial and Indigenous lenses; 2) Name and critically evaluate EBM regarding the knowledge system(s) that inform it; and 3) Describe intercultural counseling strategies that honour Indigenous medicines and practices.

Dr. Jaris Swidrovich is the Co-Scientific Director of the CIHR-funded Saskatchewan Network Environment for Indigenous Health Research (SK-NEIHR) called nātawihowin (“art of self-healing” in Cree), which is a First Nations Research Network that supports researchers, students, and First Nations health leaders and communities in Saskatchewan and beyond. Dr. Swidrovich’s primary research area is First Nations, Métis, and Inuit health, as well as pain, HIV/AIDS, substance use disorders, 2SLGBTQ+ health, and health professions education. As a Two Spirit, First Nations, and disabled person himself, Dr. Swidrovich brings a strong lens of equity, diversity, inclusion, intersectionality, and social justice to his research program.