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UW Global Innovation grant funds lecture series

Jessica Ullrich smiles at the camera in front of a sunny, snowy hillside. She wears a blue headband with a dark blue flower pattern, and blue coat with a red hood.
Jessica Saniġaq Ullrich

April 29, 2022

The Center is currently offering a public lecture series “Health Equity, Diversity, Inclusion in Arctic Indigenous Communities in Canada and the U.S.

Thanks to funding from a UW Global Innovations Grant from the Office of Global Affairs, the Center is providing a six-part lecture series on wellness in Arctic Indigenous communities in Canada and Alaska. The series will include presentations by Jessica Saniġaq Ullrich, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Alaska; Patricia Johnston, Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, Canadian Studies Center, University of Washington; Donat Savoie, former interim executive director, Inuit Relations Secretariat, Canada; Olivia Ikey Duncan, Inuit advocate, artist, spoken word performer in Nunavik, Canada; Kitty Gordon Murovic, Inuit advocate and communications professional; and Jeanette Armstrong, associate professor in Indigenous Studies and Canada Research Chair in Syilx Okanagan philosophy at the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus.

In December 2020, the Canadian Studies Center received a University of Washington Global Innovation Fund Research Award (2021-2022) to build an international team of scholars and community leaders whose research focuses on social services, supports and well-being in Arctic Canada (and beyond). Their work will be part of a special issue of the American Review of Canadian Studies, Volume 52. The project included talks by guest speakers, writing coaching workshops, and this spring lecture series.

The lecture series is also part of UW’s Fulbright Canada Visiting Chair in Arctic Studies and chaired by this year’s Chair, Dr. Tram Nguyen. For more information on the lecture series or to register, click here. The series is also part of the ARCTIC 401 course, a required course for UW’s minor in Arctic Studies.

Recordings of the sessions are available here.