The Cameco Chair in Aboriginal Health
University of Saskatchewan
Location: Saskatoon, SK
Originally founded as the School of Medical Sciences in 1926, the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan has come a long way from its humble beginnings. Ninety-one years later, the College of Medicine provides a full range of academic programming including undergraduate and post-graduate medical training, physical therapy and undergraduate and graduate programming in the Biomedical Sciences.
The enhancement of Aboriginal programming and scholarship in the health sciences is a priority of the College of Medicine. The Cameco Chair in Aboriginal Health will significantly advance the college’s commitment to Aboriginal engagement in this regard, and provide the opportunity to profile both the need for improved Aboriginal health care services, and a model to attract Aboriginal physicians to academic positions within the province.
Depending on training, expertise and career goals, the primary work of the Chair will include a mix of elements found within the domains of: existing supports, education, advocacy, sustainability, facilitation and sharing of research/innovation knowledge and opportunities along with a to be agreed-upon allotment of time to be given to clinical practice. This work will be conducted in concert with a broad group of individuals both inside and outside the University focused on the advancement of Aboriginal Health.
The Cameco Chair in Aboriginal Health will be a physician of Aboriginal ancestry, with experience in the north and/or with non-northern Aboriginal populations. The chair will understand the principles of community engagement and in consultation with Aboriginal communities will develop and enhance healthcare services for Aboriginal populations and support and enhance knowledge of Aboriginal healthcare issues and needs among Aboriginal and other populations. The chair will act as a liaison and advocate for Aboriginal health with a broad range of stakeholders to advance issues and create awareness.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.
The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.