Dec. 11, 2020

Pre-conference Interview with Dr. Jennifer Leason at the Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC) 2020

Dr. Jennifer Leason (Kessis Sagay-Yas Egett Kwé: First Shining Rays of Sunlight Woman) (Assistant Professor and CIHR Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Indigenous Maternal Child Wellness) participated in a panel at the Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC) 2020 earlier this fall.

Dr. Jennifer Leason (Kessis Sagay-Yas Egett Kwé: First Shining Rays of Sunlight Woman) (Assistant Professor and CIHR Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Indigenous Maternal Child Wellness) participated in a panel at the Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC) 2020 earlier this fall. Specifically, Leason was included on the panel: “Covid-19 and Global Indigenous Health Inequity: A Holistic Life Cycles Approach to Systems Change”. Other members of the panel included the Honourable Lilian Dyck, Dr. Carrier Bourassa (CIHR IIPH Scientific Director), Dr. Mike Lickers (Sr. Advisor and Community Development Suncor) and Shelley Wiart (Leason’s Indigenous Summer Student mentee).

The Canadian Science Policy Centre is a non-profit, non-partisan, and non-advocate organization. It serves as an inclusive hub for connectivity, convening, capacity building, and catalyzing research in support of effective science and innovation policy. Through its wide range programs, CSPC’s mission is to build a strong and inclusive science policy community that contributes to the well-being of Canadians.

We are pleased to be able to share this pre-conference interview she made in which she shares the work she does, and the panel she participated in. This video is a great overview of Leason’s extensive research initiatives.

Pre-conference interview with Dr. Leason

This is a 25 minute interview of Leason conducted by Dr. Sumedha Sachar of the CSPC special events committee. The interview covers many aspects of Leason's work. 

Dr. Jennifer Leason - Pre-conference interview CSPC 2020.