Seniors: End-of-life care for aboriginal families examined in lecture

Completing the Circle: End-of-life care with aboriginal families, takes place Tuesday, Nov. 27, 10 a.m., UBCO.

  • Nov. 20, 2012 5:00 a.m.

First Nations University of Canada associate professor Carrie Bourassa will deliver a lecture at UBC Okanagan on aboriginal end-of-life care.

A visiting scholar to UBCO, Bourassa’s lecture, Completing the Circle: End-of-life care with aboriginal families, takes place Tuesday, Nov. 27, 10 a.m., in Room UNC 334 at the University Centre.

Bourassa’s research interests include the impacts of colonization on the health of First Nations and Métis people; creating culturally competent care in health service delivery; aboriginal community-based health research methodology; aboriginal end-of-life care and aboriginal women’s health.

Bourassa is a member of the National First Nations Environmental Contaminants Program Selection Committee, a member of the International Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Committee and also a member of the Canadian Institute for Health Research Standing Committee on Ethics.

She is also an accredited Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Program facilitator through the First Nations University of Canada and actively involved in volunteering at community centres including the Regina Métis Sports and Culture Centre.

Bourassa has worked in several different capacities in her career including sessional instructor with the First Nations University of Canada and ministerial assistant, policy analyst with the Saskatchewan provincial government.

She is also manager of employment equity at the University of Regina.

Registration is free but sign up in adavance online at

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