Former trainee biographies
Nia King worked as a research assistant on several IHACC projects, including a systematic review of health research conducted in Nunatsiavut and Nunavik, an analysis of Canadian climate-health newspaper coverage, and establishing a KTE strategy in Uganda. Nia is currently pursuing her Doctor of Medicine degree at Queens University.
Julia completed her undergraduate biomedical science degree at the University of Guelph, and is now pursuing a Doctor of Medicine degree at McMaster University. For her undergraduate thesis project with Dr. Sherilee Harper, she spent time in Uganda learning from women about their experiences with food during pregnancy. These discussions informed her research investigating associations between climate and Indigenous maternal nutrition and food security in Kanungu District, Uganda.
For the summer of 2017, Jessica contributed to the Indigenous Health Adaptation to Climate Change (IHACC) project, acting as an undergraduate research assistant in the Harper Lab. Jessica completed her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Guelph; after graduation Jessica hopes to pursue further studies in healthcare focusing on rural and Indigenous communities.