BRIC NS Student Seminar Series – March 2020

The BRIC NS Student Seminar Series is an opportunity for students to present their completed or in-progress research. Presenters cover a wide range of topics and disciplines, with the common thread of primary and integrated health care research running throughout. Everyone is welcome! For more information, contact:

When: Wednesday March 18th, 2020, 12:30 – 1:45pm
Where: NOTE that the seminar will be conducted in a fully digital format to facilitate social distancing in light of the COVID19 pandemic.
Remote attendance is available through Zoom:


Telephone: +1 438 809 7799, Meeting ID: 402 062 741#

This seminar will cover two topics.

Julia Rodgers will present “Developing a Mixed Model of Patient-Oriented/Public Engagement Practices in Nova Scotia.”

Leah Carrier will present “The impact of cultural connectedness on mental wellness in Indigenous children and youth.”
About the Speakers
Julia Rodgers is a second-year PhD candidate at Dalhousie University in the Department of Political Science and the recipient of the Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Graduate Scholarship, Research Nova Scotia Maritime SPOR Support Unit Student Award, and the BRIC Student Award for her work in health policy and patient-oriented practices. Primarily, this research activity centres on existing public engagement practices in Nova Scotia, evaluating both public deliberation models and patient engagement models to understand the democratic process of patient recruitment and cooperative policy deliberation. She is also a member of the SafetyNET-rx research team, a quality improvement initiative aimed at increasing patient safety within public policy in the Canadian context, and a MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance Junior Fellow.
Leah Carrier is a PhD in Nursing candidate and Killam Laureate at Dalhousie University working with Dr. Margot Latimer and Dr. Amy Bombay. She developed a keen interest in the area of neonatal and pediatric pain after volunteering at the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research at the IWK Health Centre as an undergraduate student. She has experience working as a Research Assistant for the Indigenous Wellness Lab, as well as a Research Coordinator for the Aboriginal Children’s Hurt and
Healing Initiative (ACHH) at the IWK Health Centre. Her research interests include Indigenous health, mental health, social determinants of health, child and youth health, and more.

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