Congratulations to Dr. Lana Ray on receiving the Emerging Voices in Indigenous Scholarship/Researcher Award

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Congratulations to Dr. Lana Ray, Assistant Professor, Indigenous Learning, who received the Emerging Voices in Indigenous Scholarship/Researcher Award, presented by the Indigenous Inquiries Circle (IIC) Awards Committee at the 17th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry.

This international award recognizes outstanding Indigenous scholarship being done by Indigenous scholars and researchers around the world.

Dr. Ray has led a number of research projects in the areas of health and education. She was the principal investigator on the CIHR funded project, Investigating Food Sovereignty as a Best Practice Framework for Health Interventions in Rural and Urban Hubs in Northern Ontario and is the co-principal investigator on the five-year CIHR funded project, Educating for Equity: Building Culturally Safe Care through Indigenous Narratives.

She has spearheaded a number of province-wide projects to support the meaningful indigenization of post-secondary education focused on Indigenous student mobility and Indigenous quality assurance. Most recently she has endeavored to decolonize Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and expand its use within the university.

The adjudication committee acknowledged Dr. Ray’s clearly outstanding Indigenous scholarship that recognizes the importance and value of consultation, relationality, and collaboration in research with community and beyond.

The award was presented at the online Indigenous Inquiries Circle pre-conference day on Wednesday, May 18.