People, Community and Academic 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

Clerical Assistant – Jordan Baran

Communications Officer – Sarah MacDonald

Grant Coordinator – Jaida Beaudin

Research Coordinator – Saydi Harlton

Research Coordinator – Cara Spence

Community Coordinator for Manitoba – Melissa Morris

Research Associate, School of Public Health Master’s Student – Taiwo Ametepe

Community Partner

Ka Ni Kanichihk, Winnipeg, MB

Academic Partners

University of Saskatchewan

·      pewaseskwan Indigenous Wellness Research Group

·      Colleges of Medicine and Arts & Science

University of Manitoba

·      Ongomiizwin Research Centre

·      Institute for Global Public Health

·      Colleges of Medicine and Nursing

waniska Partnerships

National HIV and Retrovirology Laboratories

Canadian HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Central Urban Metis Federation Inc.

Manitoba HIV-STBBI Collective Impact Network

The Canadian HIV Observational Cohort

Canadian Association for HIV Research

Communities, Alliances and Networks

The Feast Centre for Indigenous STBBI Research

Canadian Network for Hepatitis C

Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations