Community research at McGill

Research with Indigenous peoples has had a long and fraught history, yet some of the initiatives at McGill aim to be wise, transformative, and in partnership.

This page highlights a sampling of recent McGill scientific work about Indigenous health and education, published by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous faculty and students. If you would like to showcase your respectful work with Indigenous peoples here, please email us.

2020 -forthcoming

Grenier, M.L. (2020). Cultural competency and the reproduction of white supremacy in occupational therapy education. Health Education Journal. [Advance Online]

Perreault, K., Dufresne, P., Riva, M., Fletcher, C., et al. (2020). Overcrowding and sense of home in the Canadian Arctic. Housing Studies, 35(2), 353-375

Zafran, H. (in press). Ecopoetics and unbelonging: Making sense of reconciliation in academia. Transcultural Psychiatry [Special Issue: Cultural poetics of healing]



Baron, M., Riva, M., Fletcher, C. (2019). The social determinants of healthy aging in the Canadian Arctic. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 78(1), 78:1, 1630234

Barudin, J. & Zafran. H. (2019). Introduction to trauma-informed rehabilitation with Indigenous communities. Physiotherapy Practice, 9(5), 18-21. [Special issue: Indigenous Health].

Macridis, S., Bengoechea, E.G., Jacobs, J.O., McComber, A. & Macaulay, A. (2019). School Travel Planning with the Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project: Partnership Perspectives. Collaborations: A Journal of Community-Based Research and Practice,2(1): 12, 1–17

Ratima, M., Martin, D.H., Castleden, H., & Delormier, T. (2019). Indigenous voices and knowledge systems – promoting planetary health, health equity, and sustainable development now and for future generations. Global Health Promotion, 26(3Suppl), 3-5

Singer, R., Zwi., K & Menzies, R. (2019). Predictors of In-Hospital Mortality in Aboriginal Children Admitted to a Tertiary Paediatric Hospital. Int J Environ Res Public Health.6(11), E1893.

Sohns, A., Ford, J., Riva, M., Robinson, B., Adamowski, J. (2019). Water vulnerability in remote Arctic households. Arctic, 72(3), 215-335.

Zafran, H. (2019). Knowing from where I respond. Occupational Therapy Now, 21(4), 18-19 [Special Issue: Time for action: Occupational therapy responses to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission].

Zafran, H. Barudin, J., Saunders, S., & Kasperski, J. (2019). An Occupational Therapy Program Lays a Foundation for Indigenous Partnerships and Topics. Occupational Therapy Now, 21(4), 28-29 [Special Issue: Time for action: Occupational therapy responses to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission].



Adamou, T.A., Ayotte, P., Riva, M., et al. (2018). Socioeconomic inequalities in blood mercury (Hg) and serum polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) concentrations among pregnant Inuit women from Nunavik, Canada. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 109, 671-683.

Dehghani, K., Lan, Z., Li, P., Michelsen, S.W., Waites, S., …. Menzies, D. (2018). Determinants of tuberculosis trends in six Indigenous populations of the USA, Canada, and Greenland from 1960 to 2014: A population-based study. Lancet Public Health, 3(3), e133-e142.

Pepin, C., Muckle, G., Moisan, C., Forget-Dubois, N., Riva, M. (2018). Household overcrowding and psychological distress among Nunavik Inuit adolescents: a longitudinal study. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 77:1.

Vang, Z.M., Gagnon, R., Lee, T. Jimenez, V., Navickas, A, Pelletier, J, & Shenker, H. (2018). Interactions between Indigenous Women Awaiting Childbirth Away from Home and Their Southern, Non-Indigenous Healthcare Providers. Qualitative Health Research, 28(2), 1858-1870.

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