Note that since the production of this video, research team members from McGill University have relocated to Leeds University in the United Kingdom.
IHACC ProGRAM Timeline
2011 - 2016
The IHACC Program first launched in 2010 and aimed to examine the health effects of climate change and developing and evidentiary base for adaptation in Indigenous communities in Peru, Uganda, and the Canadian Arctic. It was originally funded by the International Development Research Centre and the Canadian Tri-Councils (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) from 2011 - 2016, and focused on food security, AGI, and vector-borne disease. In 2016, the IHACC Team was successful in securing funding from CIHR to continue building on previous IHACC work, with a focus on adaptation as it relates to Indigenous food systems, food security, and food safety.
2017 - 2021
The IHACC Program is now in it’s second phase, and has expanded to include a focus on the climate-food-health nexus. While the adaptation field has traditionally been dominated by research about adaptation, IHACC continues to seek to contribute to the growing field of research for adaptation; that is, research which is explicitly designed to inform policy and practice.