USask Graduate Scholarship Opportunity 

Faculty at USask who are SK-NEIHR members are invited to nominate their graduate students for a one-year $20,000 scholarship for a currently registered graduate student they supervise who doesn’t already hold a major award. Students cannot be beyond their third year of a Masters, or fourth year of a PhD. Students should be doing research in the areas of Indigenous health, wellness, and/or community-based research, with priority to Indigenous students (must provide documentation, see here). To apply, supervisors should send a paragraph describing the student’s area/topic of research (max 150 words), confirmation of their support as a supervisor, and that the student meets eligibility criteria (for Indigenous identity please provide documentation as described here), to by February 20.

For past news go the [archives]. 



SK-NEIHR joins other NEIHRS at Ottawa retreat

In late January, several Saskatchewan NEIHR people joined those from the other eight funded NEIHRs across Canada and the NEIHR National Coordinating Centre for two days in Ottawa. During this time, we learned more about what each NEIHR is doing, discussed evaluation, and met with CIHR colleagues around the NEIHRs, their renewal, and the recruitment of a new Scientific Director for CIHR’s Institute of Indigenous Health. Joining from Saskatchewan were  Dr. Bobby Henry, the Nominated Principal Investigator of the Saskatchewan NEIHR, SK-NEIHR Manager Fleur Macqueen Smith, graduate student Jamie LaFleur, who holds an SK-NEIHR scholarship, and community partner Marg Friesen, Minister of Health for Métis Nation-Saskatchewan. The meeting ended with an impromptu singalong, led by Dr. Lindsay Crowshoe, NPI of the Alberta NEIHR on banjo, and Dr. Adam Murry on drum. For past events go to the [archives]. 



Future webinars will be announced here

For past webinars go to the [archives].

2022 Annual Gathering

June 13-15 2022 

In June 2022 the nātawihowin and mamawiikikayaahk Research Networks (SK-NEIHR hosted their first Annual Gathering. This Gathering highlighted Indigenous Health Research in Canada and partnered with the Saskatchewan Indigenous Mentorship Network's Annual Gathering which focused on student research, provided workshops on Indigenous health research, elder panels, and more. Go to our [archives] where our past annual gatherings are described.


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Now Hiring Research Officer:

The primary purpose of this role is to provide research faciliation and support for the Saskatchewan NEIHR network, under the direciton of Dr. Robvert Henry and other principal investigators ofthe SK-NEIHR, and Ms. Fleur Macqueen Smith, the Sk-NEIHR's Manager. The Research Officer will be working with researchers, staff and community partners to assit them in developing reserach projects, assist in preparing resrach grants and academic articles, and oversee the Saskatchewan NEIHR's community partnerhsip and knowledge translation support program. This is a two year term position, with possibility of extension

Now Hiring Communications and KT coordinator, Indigenous Health:

The primary purpose of this role is to provide communications, outreach and knowledge translation (KT) support for the Saskatchewan NEIHR network, under the direction of Dr. Robert Henry and other principal investigators of the SK-NEIHR, and Ms. Fleur Macqueen Smith, the SK-NEIHR’s Manager, and the SK-NEIHR’s Communications and Knowledge Translation Committee. This is a two year term position, with possibility of extension.


Funding is distributed through community development grants. We also have highlighted SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR, and SHRF funding on our [upcoming-funding] page and  previous funding parameters on our [past-funding] page .