People and Community Partners

waniska Guiding Oversight Council

The waniska Guiding Oversight Council (GOC), which is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the program, consists of:

Dr. Alexandra King (Chair of the GOC), University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

Dr. Alex Wilson (Training and Mentorship Director), University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

Prof. Malcolm King (Senior Advisor), University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

Jackie Flett (Knowledge Holder), Sisters of Fire, Winnipeg

waniska Staff

Research Manager – Rebecca Zagozewski

Communications Officer – Sarah MacDonald

Saskatchewan Community Coordinator – Dallas Montpetit

Manitoba Community Coordinator – Melissa Morris

Grant Coordinator – Jaida Beaudin

Clerical Assistant – Cydney Leibel

Communications Assistant – Creeden Martell

PhD Candidate/Research Associate – Nathan Oakes (land-based research and Indigenous youth – “Identity Medicine”)

waniska Community Partners

All Nations Hope Network

Canadian Association for HIV Research

Canadian HIV Observation Cohort Collaborative Research Centre

Central Urban Metis Federation Inc.

Institute for Global Public Health

Ka Ni Kanichihk

Manitoba HIV-STBBI Collective Impact Network

National HIV and Retrovirology Laboratories

Ongomiizwin Research Centre

pewaseskwan Indigenous Wellness Research Group

University of Saskatchewan