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Dr. Christopher Mushquash, C.Psych., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, & NOSM

  1. Dr. Mushquash is on sabbatical

    July 1, 2017 by Christopher Mushquash

    Dr. Mushquash is on sabbatical from July 1, 2017 until June 30, 2018. For information related to the Lakehead University Department of Psychology, please contact the Psychology Department Main Office at 807-343-8441. For Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research business, please contact Dr. Mary Ellen Hill at 807-766-7278. Dr. Mushquash remains available to accept new trainees. If you wish to contact him by email, please do so but expect a delayed response.


  2. Two Upcoming Talks in Indigenous Health – Jan. 22 & 23, 2015

    January 19, 2015 by Christopher Mushquash

    Dr. Fred Wien, Professor Emeritus, School of Social Work, Dalhousie University, will give talks about Indigenous health as part of the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences Distinguished Speaker Series.

    Intervening on Poverty as a Determinant of the Health in First Nation Communities

    Date: Thursday, Jan. 22
    Time: 4 pm
    Location: RC1002

    This presentation describes First Nation perspectives on poverty and well-being as well as the process by which a project of this nature becomes engaged with communities. Poverty is often described as an important social determinant of health, yet interventions seldom target poverty directly. Dr. Wien is a researcher participating in the Poverty Action Research Project (PARP), which is funded by the CIHR.

    Aboriginal Health Research: From the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research 

    Date: Friday, Jan. 23
    Time: 10 am
    Location: ATAC1006 in Thunder Bay and OA1025 in Orillia

    Research on Aboriginal health has been a relatively undeveloped field but it received a major boost from the work of the RCAP and the formation of the Institute of Aboriginal Peoples Health within CIHR. Over the last three years, however, the field has faced a more challenging environment within CIHR and efforts are currently underway to reset the direction.

    Dr. Wien is a former Deputy Director of Research for RCAP, former member and Chair of the IAPH Advisory Board, and Co-chair of the Aboriginal Health Research Steering Committee which is meeting with CIHR senior management to address the issues that have been raised.

    Please send questions to Mary Lysenchuk at mlysench@lakeheadu.ca.


  3. Dr. Mushquash receives Outstanding Young Alumni Award

    May 29, 2014 by Christopher Mushquash

    On May 28, 2014, Dr. Mushquash received the Lakehead University Alumni Association‘s Outstanding Young Alumni Award. Initiated in 2004, the award is presented in recognition of a graduate from the last ten years who is 35 years of age or younger, and who has achieved significant accomplishments since graduation, either in his/her profession, sport or community service. Dr. Mushquash received the award at the Annual Alumni Awards Dinner alongside Ahmoo Angeconeb and Mae Katt, who both received Alumni Honour Awards.

    The opportunity for working closely with mentors in the field of indigenous health research was really something that enabled me to find my way and find what was most important for me so I could develop the skills that I thought might be helpful.” – Dr. Mushquash

    If you would like to nominate someone for an Alumni Award, click here for submission guidelines and nomination forms.