Aboriginal end-of-life presentation coming to UBC

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Aboriginal end-of-life care will be the topic covered at a lecture at UBC's Okanagan campus.

First Nations University of Canada Associate Professor Carrie Bourassa will speak 10 a.m. Nov. 27 in Room UNC 334, University Centre. 


Bourassa's presentation of Completing the circle: End-of-life care with Aboriginal families includes impacts of colonization on the health of First Nations and Metis people, creating culturally competent health care in health service delivery, Aboriginal community-based health research methodology, Aboriginal end-of-life care and Aboriginal women's health.


A visiting scholar to UBC's Okanagan campus, Bourassa has worked as a sessional instructor with the First Nations University of Canada, as a ministerial assistant, a policy analyst with the Saskatchewan provincial government and manager of employment equity at the University of Regina. 


Bourassa is a member of the National First Nations Environmental Contaminants Program Selection Committee, a member of the International Environment Monitoring and Assessment Committee and is also a member of the Canadian Institute for Health Research Standing Committee on Ethics. She is also an accredited Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Program facilitator through the First Nations University of Canada and actively involved in volunteering at community centres including the Regina Metis Sports and Culture Centre.

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