Indigenous Community Partnership Team receives award from Queen’s

Congratulations to Dr. Janet Jull for leading a team that won a key education award at Queen’s University. Dr. Jull, an assistant professor at the School of Rehabilitation Therapy, and her team received a 2023 Principal’s Teaching and Learning Award in the category of Indigenous Community Research Partnerships Team.

It’s a point of pride for OSSU, as Dr. Jull was one of 7 recipients of OSSU’s awards for on-line capacity building programs. Her recognition underscores the impact that capacity building can have in empowering communities.

The Principal’s Teaching and Learning Awards “celebrate teaching excellence and the diverse ways in which the student learning experience is enhanced by educators and educational supports at Queen’s.”

“This award recognizes excellence and innovation in Indigenous teaching and learning, and/or the development of curriculum or programs relating to Indigenous peoples with a focus on decolonizing education and/or incorporating Indigenous ways of knowing, doing, believing, and feeling.”

To help researchers, and researchers-in-training develop respectful partnerships with Indigenous communities, the team created the online Indigenous Community Research Partnerships training resource.

“I am always so grateful for the original funding from OSSU, to start the work to develop the training resource, and that is ongoing,” said Dr. Jull.

Read about how Indigenous community partnerships can help address health inequities.