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  -  1:00 pm

Indigenous Peoples, Health, and Reconciliation

Learning objectives for this presentation include:

  • Summarizing the important differences in terminology for Indigenous Peoples
  • Describing who has access to Non-Insured Health Benefits, as per the Indian Act
  • Summarizing critical Indigenous Peoples' health demographics
  • Describing cultural safety in healthcare and the service industry with respect to Indigenous Peoples
  • Identifying tangible ways to promote culturally safe healthcare for Indigenous Peoples and participate in Truth and Reconciliation

About the presenter:

Dr. Jaris Swidrovich (he/him) is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, and CIHR-funded researcher in the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto. He is a queer, Two Spirit, Saulteaux and Ukrainian pharmacist from Yellow Quill First Nation. Dr. Swidrovich is the first and only self-identified Indigenous faculty member in pharmacy in Canada.  

He received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (BSP) from the University of Saskatchewan and a post-baccalaureate Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from the University of Toronto. His areas of research and practice include HIV/AIDS, substance use disorders, 2SLGBTQ+ health, Indigenous health, social determinants of health, pharmacy practice, and health professions education. Dr. Swidrovich is also a PhD Candidate in Education at the University of Saskatchewan, where he is studying Indigenous Peoples’ experiences with pharmacy education in Canada. 

This series is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim through an unrestricted educational grant.