Mentors

Dr STÉPHANE DANDENEAU

Stéphane Dandeneau, is currently associate professor of social psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal. After completing his PhD in social psychology at McGill University, Stéphane worked as a postdoctoral fellow on the Roots of Resilience Project at the Culture and Mental Health Research Unit, Jewish General Hospital.

Dr TREENA DELORMIER

Dr. Delormier recently joined the School of Human Nutrition at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as an Associate Professor. She is also serving as the Associate Director of McGill’s Centre for Indigenous Peoples’ Nutrition and Environment (CINE). Her research focuses on the food and nutrition of Indigenous peoples.

Dr ELIZABETH FAST

Elizabeth Fast is Métis from St. François-Xavier, Manitoba. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Concordia University in the Department of Applied Human Sciences. Before returning to her studies, she worked as a social in the field of child welfare and with youth leaving care.

Dr AMÉLIE BLANCHET GARNEAU

I am a white settler of French origins. I finished a baccalaureate degree in nursing at Université Laval in 2004, a masters’ degree in community health at Université Laval in 2008, and a PhD in nursing at Université de Montréal in 2013. I am an assistant professor at the Faculty of Nursing at UdeM.

Dr PIERRE HADDAD

Pierre Sélim Haddad is a tenured professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology at the Université de Montréal, where he obtained his PhD degree in 1986 and returned as an independent researcher in 1990. He has authored over 140 peer-reviewed publications, two-thirds of which on the subject of Natural Health Products (NHP).

Dr ALEX M. MCCOMBER

Alex is Kanien’kehá:ka bear clan from Kahnawake Territory near Montreal, Quebec. Alex was a teacher and principal at the Kahnawake Survival School from 1978-1994. He has worked with the Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project since 1994 in many capacities including project director, community intervention facilitator, training coordinator, and Community Advisory Board member.

Dr LEE SCHAEFER

McGill University, Faculty of Education, Kinesiology and Physical Education Currie Gym, R00m 211, 475 Pine Ave West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. H2W1S4 Early career teacher attrition, physical education pedagogy, Aboriginal youth and wellness, role of the outdoors in increased physical activity and narrative inquiry.

Dr JULIAN ROBBINS

Greetings! Julian Robbins, PhD, (born and raised in southwestern Ontario, Canada) is a mixed ancestry person with Mi’kmaq heritage (Eastern Canada). He completed a PhD in 2014 where he focused on First Nations self-determination in the health field with particular emphasis on traditional health and healing.

Dr MARIE-CLAUDE TREMBLAY

I have led and contributed to several research projects with different Indigenous communities. From 2013-2016, I worked with the Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Program, a community-based participatory research project based in Kahnawake (Mohawk – Kanien’kehá:ka community).

Dr HIBA ZAFRAN

I am a multiple migrant, creative writer, academic, and therapist. Clinically, I am specialized in the mental health and academic engagement of university students. My expertise is rooted in my own experiences of, and with, immigrant, displaced, identity-questioning, and colonized youth.