Leah Walker

Associate Director
Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health
1081 Burrard Street
604-682-2344, ext: 63077
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  • currently teaches International Indigenous Experiences of Colonization, and an Aboriginal Health Elective that situates health professional students in First Nations communities to work with and learn from the people
  • leads the UBC Learning Circle, a weekly videoconferencing initiative connecting the First Nations lead health centres in BC, as well as facilitates a variety of workshops and sessions
  • is currently working with the communities of Skidegate and Old Massett on a Cultural Safety Project
  • working internationally on a 5 year CIHR funded grant with partners in New Zealand, Australia and in Canada called, “Educating for equity: Exploring how health professional education can reduce disparities in chronic disease care and improve outcomes for Indigenous populations
  • Leah is of Danish, English and Nlaka’pamux descent and has kinship ties with the Sto:lo Nation at Seabird Island.
  • Teaching and research interests include: cultural safety, relationship building, Indigenous health leadership.