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The IMIHW Lab is co-sponsoring a workshop on Cultural Safety in Maternal-Infant Health Care: Lessons from Nunavik at the Montreal Children's Hospital, January 22 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM. See here (PDF icon workshop posterfor more information and to register. 

Irnisursiriartutuq nunaringngitamini (Birthing outside the community) was featured in the McGill Reporter for International Women's Day.



Vang, Zoua M. and Martha Greig. “Perinatal depression in Inuit communities.” Begin Before Birth Canada: Progress in Intervention & Prevention Symposium, McGill University. May 2019.

Vang, Zoua M. “Implicit Biases and Stereotypes: Challenges to the Delivery of Culturally Safe Health Care and Social Services in Northern and Remote Indigenous Communities.” Plenary presentation on Race and Identity in Northern Canada, McGill North Third Northern Research Day, McGill University. January 2019.

Vang, Zoua M. “The Role of Hospital Bureaucracy and Racial Stereotypes in Patient-Provider Interactions: Evidence from Indigenous Childbirth Evacuees in Quebec.” AHC Research Seminar Series, Center of American Indian and Minority Health, University of Minnesota-Duluth, Duluth. March 2019.

Vang, Zoua M. “Patient-Provider Interactions Among First Nations and Inuit Childbirth Evacuees: Challenges and Opportunities for Decolonizing Mainstream Health Care Institutions.” Colloquium Series, Department of Sociology, University of Hawaii-Manoa and The Scholars Strategy Network. Honolulu. October 2018.

Vang, Zoua M. “The Perfect Storm? How Childbirth Evacuation, Hospital Bureaucracy, and Stereotypes Affect Indigenous Women’s Interactions with Healthcare Providers.” Distinguished Speakers Series, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia. Vancouver. October 2018.

Vang, Zoua M. “Cross-cultural Adaptation of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale for Nunavimmiut (EPDS-Inuktitut).” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Health Care Access for Linguistic Minorities (HCLAM) Network. Montreal. September 2018.

Vang, Zoua M. “The Maternity Healthcare Experiences of English-speaking Aboriginal Women in Quebec: Preliminary Findings.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Health Care Access for Linguistic Minorities (HCLAM) Network. Montreal. June 2016.

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