Dr. Janet Smylie Presents ‘Aboriginal Health Counts’


The Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health at UBC and the UBC Learning Circle thanks you for your interest in our inaugural “Indigenous Speaker Series” event!

We were honoured to present Dr. Janet Smylie, who delivered a keynote presentation followed by an Indigenous panel response session. Dr. Smylie’s presentation will speak to determining and enhancing Indigenous health data and evaluation systems. Her talk will begin with a background on Aboriginal health data systems – structures, strengths, and challenges. Following this, she will highlight the need for Indigenous governance and management by introducing you to the new method of urban Aboriginal data collection that uses respondent-driven sampling that Dr. Smylie’s team has been using in the East.

Date: Monday, March 3, 2014

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PST

Location: Sty-Wet-Tan Hall at the UBC Longhouse OR online via computer webinar

About the Keynote

Dr. Janet Smylie is currently a Research Scientist with the Centre for Research on Inner City Health (CRICH) at St. Michael’s Hospital, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Toronto. Dr. Smylie also holds the CIHR New Investigator in Knowledge Translation award. 

Confirmed Panelists

Leanne Currie, Associate Professor, UBC School of Nursing

Joanne Nelson, Epidemiologist and Bio-Statistics, Health Services (First Nations Health Authority)

Sharon Thira, Director, Kloshe Tillicum

It was held at Sty-Wet-Tan Hall at the UBC Longhouse (UBC Point Grey campus, Vancouver).


Download a PDF copy of the day’s agenda here.