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IHPP Statement On The Tragic Death of Joyce Echaquan and Systemic Racism Against Indigenous People in Healthcare

The Indigenous Health Professions Program would like to express our sincere condolences to the family of Joyce Echaquan. We are outraged at the behaviour and outright racism displayed by the health care professionals who were given the responsibility to care for her. At the same time, we are sad to say that we are not surprised, as systemic racism is pervasive in our society and within our health care system. The government has already received recommendations on how to combat systemic racism, and we ask that they make concrete changes without further delay. We call upon all health professional organizations and schools to take action and fight systemic racism. Implement anti-racism policies in your institutions and make cultural safety training mandatory for all current and future health care professionals. We also call for a full investigation into this incident, including a criminal investigation into her death.

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McGill University is located on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange of Indigenous peoples. The Indigenous Health Professions Program honours, recognizes and respects the Haudenosaunee as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we meet today.

IHP Program Launch

Indigenous Health Professions Program has celebrated the official program launch and traditional naming of the program on March 1st, 2018. Elder Charlie Patton, Mohawk from Kahnawake and his wife Eileen Sawyer Patton were honored with a Blanketing ceremony for their contributions to naming the program: Eniethi’nikonhraiéntho - We'll plant a seed in their minds

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Apply to our 2019 Eagle Spirit Science Futures Camp

The application period for our 2019 Eagle Spirit Science Futures Camp is now open! Applications will be accepted from now until April 15th, 2019. Find our more about how to apply/submit your documents in the link below.


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Electronic Tutoring & Mentoring (eTM)

eTM provides academic support for Indigenous high school and CEGEP students via e-sessionson web-based tools.

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Meet Alex Gray

Welcome to Alex, IHPP’s new face in outreach to Indigenous youth and prospective students. He will be coming to your Indigenous communities soon.

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Welcome to the Indigenous Health Professions Program website.

The goals of the Indigenous Health Professions (IHP) Program are to train more Indigenous health professionals and to teach all future health professionals about the health needs of Indigenous peoples. The IHP Program has been developed through consultation and collaboration with Indigenous communities in Quebec, leaders of successful Indigenous Health programs at other Canadian universities, and other McGill departments and  programs.


Community Engagement

Indigenous Students

Curriculum Development

Webinar : Intoduction to Indigenous Health Teaching

Be health leaders in your communities! Learn more about the Eagle Spirit Science Futures, exposing Indigenous youth to the many levels of university life.

Image Programs

View our student stories featuring recent graduate Dr. Elaine Kilabuk, from Nunavut, and other current Indigenous McGill medical students.

Video Stories

The Faculty of Medicine offers Indigenous students a wide range of services to help students succeed and flourish in the community.

Mentorship Programs

The Indigenous Health Professions Program is inclusive of everyone who self-identifies as an Indigenous person.  Some scholarships, reserved seats for admissions and other programs are restricted to status First Nations, registered Inuit and Métis registered with one of the five provincial Métis organizations recognized by the Métis National Council (Métis BC Nation, Métis Nation of Alberta, Manitoba Métis Federation, Métis Nation of Saskatchewan and the Métis Nation of Ontario).

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