Guelph University graduate student partnering with KORI to complete her research thesis

Aliya Pardhan, a University of Guelph graduate student, traveled to Sioux Lookout on Friday, Feb 3 to meet with the K-Net team and other health service providers. Aliya's research project title is "Exploring Key Stakeholder Perspectives for a Collaborative First Nations Health Research Protocol". She is flying to Fort Severn with Wesley McKay (from KORI) on Sunday to meet with community members and learn about their experiences and needs in terms of effective health research and appropriate protocols.

As well, Aliya is working with the Keewaytinook Okimakanak Research Institute - to contribute to KORI's research protocol guide for health research protocols that support communities.

Aliya's professor, Ricardo Ramirez writes about her works ... "An important accomplishment we already have in hand is the approval by the University of Guelph Research Ethics Board of Aliya Pardhan's application to involve human participants. Her application was adjusted in accordance with the KORI community research guidelines. To my knowledge this is a first at this university. ... I also wish to thank KORI for the amazing support you have provided us in getting this project off the ground."