March 23, 2023
UBC Education Associate Professor Dr. Cash Ahenakew was awarded 2023–24 UBC Research Excellence Cluster funding for his research project Beyond Window-Dressing Reconciliation in Health: Settler-Clinician Responsibilities.
The Research Excellence Clusters initiative recognizes inter-departmental networks of researchers at UBC who collectively represent leaders in a particular field of study. Clusters are recognized as either established or emerging depending on multiple factors relating to their developmental stage and funding requirements.
As an emerging cluster, the aim of the Beyond Window-Dressing Reconciliation in Health: Settler-Clinician Responsibilities project, is to create educational resources that support settler-clinicians in confronting colonialism in health care by moving beyond tokenistic and symbolic approaches to reconciliation. Dr. Ahenakew hopes these deeper forms of accountability will ultimately support the improved health and well-being of Indigenous peoples.
A total of thirty-eight research projects received funding from the 2023–24 award cycle. Funding is awarded through Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters (GCRC) competitions.
To learn about the other funded projects, visit UBC Research and Innovation’s 2023/24 Research Excellence Clusters page.