British Columbia Network Environment for Indigenous Health Research

The Indigenous Mentorship Network of the Pacific Northwest is a network of Indigenous and allied students, researchers, academics, professionals and communities across British Columbia and the Yukon. Our Mentors and Mentees have expertise in Indigenous wellness research. Our understanding of wellness is holistic, encompassing a broad range of disciplines and methodologies that contribute to well-being among Indigenous peoples and communities.

If you are a student at UBC interested in becoming a part of the IMN-PN as a mentor or a mentee, please submit a completed application form to

Funding for undergraduate and graduate students is available through the IMN-PN, for research expenses, partnerships, travel, and professional development. The current call for applications closes on February 1st, 2019. For more information on IMN-PN funding, please see the IMN-PN website.

The IMN-PN is funded by the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR).

Funded by the CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (IIPH), the BC NEIHR is one of nine Indigenous-led networks across Canada that support research leadership among Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) communities, collectives and organizations (ICCOs). The purpose of the Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research Program is to establish a national network of centres focused on capacity development, research and knowledge translation (KT). This network of centres provide supportive research environments for Indigenous health research led by, and grounded in, Indigenous communities in Canada.

This five-year program also supports Indigenous student research as well as facilitates community-led research partnerships between ICCOs, students, researchers and organizations. Through an extensive network of experienced and dedicated members and partners, including the First Nations Health Authority, BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres, and Métis Nation BC, the BC NEIHR supports an Indigenous-led provincial health research agenda.

Woven from the values, knowledge systems, priorities and leadership of Indigenous Peoples in BC, our collective vision is to contribute to the improved health, wellbeing and strength of Indigenous Peoples by:

  • Supporting Indigenous Health Research Leadership
  • Supporting Culturally Safe and Ethical Indigenous Health Research
  • Supporting Indigenous Health Research Development
  • Supporting Indigenous Health Research Capacity Development