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ICES scientist Dr. Jennifer Walker appointed Canada Research Chair


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December 5, 2016

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Jennifer Walker, who has been named Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Health. The 203 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs were announced on December 2 by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science.

“The Government of Canada is proud to support talented researchers whose hard work will improve our scientific understanding and strengthen Canada's reputation for research excellence. The Chairs’ efforts will also provide us with the evidence needed to inform decisions that help us build a vibrant society and a strong middle class,” said the Minister.

Dr. Walker is a senior research associate at the Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research at Laurentian University. Her research focus at ICES includes indigenous health, chronic diseases and conditions, and health services research.

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