Distinguished University Scholar - Annette Browne

20 Feb 2017

Congratulations to Dr Annette Browne, recently named a UBC Distinguished University Scholar.

This tribute, awarded by the UBC President, recognizes faculty members who have distinguished themselves as scholars in research and/or teaching and learning. The Distinguished University Scholar award includes an annual salary stipend and a one-time research allowance over a five-year term. This appointment serves as the university’s counterpoint to the Canada Research Chair (CRC) program, conceived especially to balance the impact of the CRC program, which has disproportionately benefitted specific fields. In receiving this award Annette is recognized as an exceptional scholar whose work is committed to improving healthcare and health outcomes for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people affected by multiple forms of health and social inequities.

Annette is recognized internationally for innovative community-based work with Indigenous communities, leaders and agencies focusing on, for example, health equity interventions in emergency departments to improve services for Indigenous peoples; strategies to promote health for Indigenous women experiencing violence; and frameworks for implementing cultural safety in health policies.

Annette will be acknowledged as a Distinguished University Scholar at UBC’s Annual Research Awards reception on April 5, 2017.

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