Co-operative of Indigenous Studies Students and Alumni - Learn More
Raises awareness of local and global Indigenous issues and fosters a sense of welcoming and belonging for Indigenous people within McMaster, Hamilton and Six Nations communities. Members achieve this vision by hosting events, workshops, and fundraisers.
Indigenous Health Interest Group Indigenous Health Interest Group - Learn More
The Indigenous Health Interest Group (formerly Aboriginal Health Interest Group) is led by medical students across all years, united by their motivation to work towards promoting Indigenous health and well-being. IHIG works towards educating fellow students by hosting numerous events throughout the school year, as well as collaborating with the IHLL office and students from other health science faculties on initiatives in Indigenous health. The Local Officers of Indigenous Health under the Canadian Federation of Medical Students is run under IHIG, as well as the Indigenous Health Curriculum Action Group.
Indigenous Health Movement Indigenous Health Movement - Learn More
The Indigenous Health Movement (IHM) is a network for young Indigenous and Ally leaders to initiate reconciliation in the field of Indigenous health across Canada. IHM aims to sustainably foster Indigenous health through community centered, student-led chapters across Canada that engage with Indigenous Knowledge, narratives in health, and learnings from medical practice to advocate for equitable access and appropriate care to decrease the disparities in Indigenous health.
The McMaster Indigenous Health Conference (MacIHC) is an interdisciplinary event held in Hamilton, Ontario. The conference is a partnership between students, Indigenous community members, and McMaster University. Every year, MacIHC brings together McMaster students, community members, Elders and Knowledge Keepers, frontline workers and academic researchers to discuss the implications of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on the current state of health and wellbeing in Indigenous communities.
The Indigenous Student Wellness website is a web resource created in hopes of easing transtion for incoming students into post-secondary life. Univeristy can be challenging, but this website contains many tips and resources to help students stay healthy while balancing academics, extra-curricular activities, family commitments, and more.
McMaster Indigenous Graduate Students - Learn More
Formed to support Indigenous graduate students who are attending McMaster, and to create opportunities for scholarly dialogue and collaboration regarding research interests and shared common experiences related to graduate-level education.
Connects Indigenous students at every level of study with Indigeous knowledge-holders and community leaders, professionals, and the Hamilton and McMaster communities. The program includes one-on-one and group mentorship, traditionally-based group leadership training, community networking opportunities, cultural workshops, and off-campus learning opportunities.