Scene captured from Dr. Montana Halliday’s 2019 Scholar Research Project A Walk to Truth and Reconciliation.

UBC Family Practice Residents have embarked on a series of incredible projects this year. Dr. John Pawlovich recently shared with the faculty Dr. Montana Halliday’s award winning work A Walk to Truth and Reconciliation:

This community-informed experiential project sought to expand understandings on
whether or not a community-informed experiential learning process could increase levels of understandings in grades 6-7 students about Indigenous realities. The project was anchored in a partnership with Central Interior Native Health and received assistance from the Health Arts Research Centre, the Lheidli T’enneh Nation, the Prince George Native Friendship Centre and the Prince George Courthouse. The intervention centered on undertaking “A Walk to Truth and Reconciliation,” an immersive, educational event aimed at introducing grades 6-7 students to the present-day impacts of colonization on Indigenous individuals and communities. The project anticipated participants would be better engaged through experiential learning, as opposed to didactic learning, about Indigenous colonization, health and justice. Scholarly outcomes of this project will include working with community organizations and undertaking critical self-reflection in order to produce a qualitative reflection about the intervention.

View the wonderful video showcasing her project here.

Congratulations Montana from all of us! Thank you John for sharing!

#UBC #UBCDFP #MontanaHalliday #AWalkToTruthAndReconciliation #UBCLloydCollinsResearchAward #BuildingStrengthThroughCommunity #PrinceGeorgeFamilyPracticeResidencyProgram

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