Western University is launching Ontario’s first Indigenous health research network.
The Canadian Institute for Health Research is providing $1 million in funding for the Indigenous Mentorship Network Program of Ontario, which will also receive $1.2 million from other partners over 5 years.
The network currently has 13 research institutions with a team of 70 researchers and collaborators.
The CIHR will also contribute $8 million to eight indigenous mentorship programs spread across Canada.
The IMNP says the goal of the funding is to encourage students to consider careers in indigenous health research and train the next generation of indigenous students at the post-secondary level.
The network will also provide 17 scholarships worth a combined total of $80,000 to Indigenous students going to school in Ontario.