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Indigenous Peoples

CRDCN researchers offer a wide range of expertise and insights into the areas of data, research, and policy.  Note that some of our experts have research interests that cut through multiple themes and are listed only under their primary interest. To contact a CRDCN expert, please send a detailed request to our Director of Communications and Engagement, Chloé Roussel (

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Martin Cooke

Languages: English

Short Bio: Professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems and the School of Pharmacy with a joint appointment at the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo.

Research Area: Health and social inequality, although his focus has recently been on indigenous health and health behaviours. 

Donna Feir

Languages: English

Short Bio: Professor of Economics at the University of Victoria

Research area: Consequences of residential schools and colonization-era events for Indigenous Peoples. She also studies gaps between indigenous and non-indigenous populations.

Howard Ramos

Languages: English

Short Bio: Professor of Sociology, Dalhousie University

Research Area: Social justice and equity with interests in immigration, indigenous peoples, education, Atlantic Canada, race, and ethnicity.