Current Research Programs

As Principal Investigator and Director, Dr. Chantelle Richmond currently oversees three research programs. They are all housed in the Indigenous Health Lab.

Indigenous Mentorship Network of Ontario


IMN-Ontario is a five-year health training program, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to provide Indigenous scholars and trainees with high quality mentorship, training, and opportunities to engage in Indigenous health and well-being research.
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Research as a Site of Transformation: Exploring the Concept of Environmental Repossession with Indigenous Communities

Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, this five-year program is about making space for Indigenous scholars and communities from diverse geographic and cultural contexts to come together to discuss and share real-world practices of environmental repossession.  


Interdisciplinary Development Initiative (IDI) in Applied Indigenous Scholarship




Led by Western's Indigenous scholars, the IDI is committed to setting the foundation from which Western can become a global destination for Indigenous scholarship. To achieve this goal, it brings together a broad network of interdisciplinary scholars and support services who will draw from their skills, capabilities and passions to make Western a place that fosters inclusion, teaching excellence and research innovation in Indigenous scholarship.
This three-year IDI is funded by Western University.
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IMN-ON groupSSHRC group photoIDI summer school blanket exercise