Dennis Wendt Awarded CIHR Knowledge Synthesis Grant

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Published: 1Jun2021

Congratulations to Dr. Dennis Wendt, Assistant Professor with the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology (ECP) who was recently awarded a $100,000 Knowledge Synthesis Grant by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)! One of 13 successful grants, and one of five Knowledge Synthesis Grants, Dr. Wendt is the only McGill University recipient of the Indigenous COVID-19 Rapid Research Funding Opportunity. Dr. Wendt’s research is on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on substance use problems and services: knowledge synthesis with Indigenous nations and organizations.

The array of funded projects were described by the CIHR as “forming a strong base to study and understand the experiences of First Nations, Inuit, Métis, and Urban Indigenous communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.” Dr. Carrie Bourassa, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health, further commented of the bold and innovative research being funded “will address the consequences of COVID-19 and inform future preparedness” with findings being valued by Indigenous communities and decision-makers.

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