Webinars are a useful way of sharing information and engaging people across large distances. Indigenous Health is working on a series of webinars to introduce the Aboriginal Health Improvement Committees and the local cultural resources they have developed. Indigenous Health also partners on webinars on specific relevant topics.

All past webinar recordings are available here.

Introducing the North Coast Aboriginal Health Improvement Committee

January 25, 2017 at 10:00 am PST


This is the first webinar in a series that will introduce each of the eight Aboriginal Health Improvement Committees (AHICs) undertaking innovative collaborative work across northern BC to support improved health and wellness with Indigenous people and communities. This webinar will introduce the North Coast AHIC, the Indigenous communities that participate on this AHIC, and will include a viewing and discussion of a video produced by this AHIC: Honouring Our Journey.

Speakers on the webinar include: Semiguul, Fanny Nelson, Matriarch and Elder; Mary Wesley, Aboriginal Patient Liaison, Prince Rupert Regional Hospital; and Michael Melia, Health Services Administrator, Prince Rupert Regional Hospital.


Cultural Safety for Indigenous Peoples: A Determinant of Health

February 17, 2016 at 10:00 am PST


Aboriginal Health co-hosted this webinar with the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health (NCCAH). The presenter, Dr. Sarah de Leeuw, Associate Professor in the Northern Medical Program, UNBC and a Research Associate for the NCCAH, explored how racism impacts how health care services are provided to Indigenous people. 

The presentation highlighted the ways in which Indigenous people have expressed their experiences of racism, and discussed ways healthcare professionals might engage with the arts and humanities in order to more deeply reflect on their thoughts about racism and Indigenous peoples.

The webinar attracted great interest, with 366 participants in attendance.