Research is an important part of the work of medical schools and is particularly important at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. Understanding how to improve health services, equitable access to care and address health issues in Northern Ontario relies on research that can provide the knowledge for best-practices across our widely distributed campus. It is important that communities guide us in how this can be accomplished for those living in Northern Ontario. Research-related Gatherings have been an opportunity for Indigenous communities to come together to exchange ideas and research methods, to Walk in Two Worlds, to provide the framework for meaningful research that makes a difference to community.
The School’s Research Gatherings provide an opportunity to address Indigenous health research, as well as explore the relationship of Indigenous peoples with research methodologies and practices.