Dr. Donna Kurtz

Faculty | UBC Okanagan

Dr. Kurtz is Métis and mixed European ancestry. She works with multi-sector university-Indigenous community Indigenous-led collaborative teams in cultural safety education and research beyond social determinants of health, to foster respectful anti-racist, anti-discriminatory health care education, services and policy.

Donna uses decolonizing gender relevant, equity based Indigenous methodologies in health promotion and health system change that benefit Indigenous peoples and communities across generations.

As the Faculty of Health and Social Development Indigenous Health Liaison, she supports Indigenous nursing student recruitment, retention, and peer mentorship. She works closely with and is guided by local Elders and Knowledge Keepers in community engagement, education, research and practice.

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