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About The Institute

At the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health, researchers and educators from across the University of Toronto work with community partners and Indigenous peoples to address the complex factors that underlie disparities in health between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

The Institute is engaged in research, education and service initiatives to overcome health challenges and evaluate interventions to prevent disease and improve health. Its scholars study health policy and administration to improve the delivery and quality of Indigenous health care, and educate Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, so that each year more Canadians and citizens of the world can recognize, reduce and eliminate health inequities.

We invite you to learn and explore how together, we can create thriving Indigenous communities in Canada and around the globe.

About the Donors


Drs. Michael and Amira Dan have been committed to righting the social and economic inequity of Indigenous peoples in Canada for many years. Dr. Michael Dan is a medical doctor with a diverse background that includes neurosurgery, medical research and biotechnology, as well as philanthropy. He is also a social entrepreneur who works with Indigenous peoples to create sustainable wealth through hydroelectric power projects on Aboriginal lands.