Dr. Jillian Horton was always a high achiever. Valedictorian of her medical class at McMaster University, she completed her residency in Toronto and became a successful physician in her home province of Manitoba.
In a landmark acknowledgment of the growing health-care autonomy of Indigenous Peoples, the federal government asked Ongomiizwin, the Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, to support timely access to vaccine by managing the COVID-19 vaccination project in all 63 Manitoba First Nations.
A UM centre that is internationally respected for its health partnerships in countries such as India, Kenya and Ukraine has grown into an institute. Now its leader is encouraging faculty and students from across the university to participate in its projects.
Seven professors in the Max Rady College of Medicine have recently been awarded prestigious Canada Research Chairs by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research or the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.