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CHÉOS Trainee Seminar: Piper Scott-Fiddler & Samantha Martin-Ferris

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May 5 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Lifegiver Box: A complementary approach to self-determination through sexual health

Piper Scott-Fiddler and Samantha Martin-Ferris

Samantha and Piper are both Indigenous scholars working to develop a toolkit for Indigenous women+ to promote culturally safe wellness through self-determination.  Their idea is to present this toolkit in the form of “The Lifegiver Box”, a box filled with sexual health products, Indigenous cultural wellness products, and knowledge translation tools that help address the community’s wants and needs.  They have recently been invited to present this project at the World’s Challenge Challenge Global Final in June. They are super excited to share their idea with universities and angel investors from around the world and will be providing us with a preview of this presentation.

Piper Scott-Fiddler and Samantha Martin-Ferris, are Indigenous graduate students and CHEOS Trainees working under the supervision of CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Sarah Munro and mentorship from Dr. Unjali Malhotra (FNHA Office of the Chief Medical Officer Women’s Health Medical Officer).

Piper Scott-Fiddler is a proud Métis women and part of Métis Nation BC. She has gained experience as a research assistant on the Fraser Health’s Strategic Initiatives team focusing on the experience of Métis clients with Primary Care in the Fraser Salish region. Piper received her BA in Health Sciences from SFU and is working on her MSc in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC

Samantha Martin-Ferris is an Indigenous researcher from Northern BC. She is from the Gitksan Nation and is experienced in both qualitative and quantitative data methodologies work a focus on Indigenous methodologies and knowledge translation. Samantha holds a BA in Indigenous studies from UBC and is currently pursuing a MSc in Women and Children’s health at UBC med school. She has a history of work in youth health advocacy with her work for the Representative for Children and Youth. Her most recent (and first) publication as a first author is Ravens V: A focus on Indigenous Youth Health which explores the background of Indigenous youth health in BC from data from the BC 2018 Adolescent Health Survey.


This is a hybrid event, you may attend in person or virtually. Please register and indicate your preference. Click here to register (required): https://ubc.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Mtfu2spjsvH9LpARSAaPB8x5bUS6XsUUPV



May 5
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Room 1500 at St. Paul’s Hospital, or Online
1081 Burrard Street