Human resources are our most precious resource. The people who support our research and collaborative efforts in improving Aboriginal health are the backbone of CAHR. Experienced and new researchers in Aboriginal health will continue to expand and increase attention to this critical area.
The energy and enthusiasm of students in Aboriginal health inspires new directions and approaches to old problems. Most importantly, Aboriginal communities are integral to the research process from its inception to translation and use of knowledge generated. The role of the community in research has been formalized through tribal guidelines and through the recently implemented federal CIHR Guidelines for Health Research Involving Aboriginal People.
Since receiving UVic Senate approval in May 2008, CAHR has been actively working to develop a Centre with an active and engaged Advisory Board that includes Aboriginal communities, a strong base of academics and researchers that are conducting research in Aboriginal health, and collaborations and partnerships with Aboriginal communities and other stakeholders in Aboriginal health through existing and new networks. Please continue to check back as this development occurs and more information on the people of CAHR is made available.