The name UPROOT comes from what, how, and why we are doing this work. We are uprooting colonial processes and systemic barriers in our efforts to support decolonization and Indigenization. We expect our students to uproot their own perceived cultural and social biases, as part of their self-journey in reconciliation. Finally, our team understands and acknowledges deep-seeded or rooted issues of our colonial past in order to move towards respect, responsibility, relevance and reciprocity with community partners.
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Sep 6, 2023 - Health Education
Sidhu, Kalveen; Preymak, Jayna; Burke, Sarah; Leung, Larry; Min, Jason, 2023, "Alcohol Use Disorder Resource Guide",, Borealis, V1
This project created a Resource Guide on Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) as a tool for the health care providers of a BC First Nation to best support patients with alcohol use disorder. The Guide provides patient-friendly resources for use prior to accessing a treatment centre, as wel...
Sep 6, 2023 - Health Education
Woroshelo, Bella; Zimmer, Nakya; Argue, Jaelyn; Leung, Larry; Min, Jason, 2023, "Designing a Diabetes Self-Management Course",, Borealis, V1
In collaboration with the health centre for a local BC First Nation, this project designed a six-week course on diabetes self-management for community members who have or have been newly diagnosed with diabetes. The course was divided into six modules: 1) Introduction, 2) Holisti...
Aug 15, 2023
Leung, Larry; Min, Jason, 2023, "A Community- Centered Approach to Improving Medication Delivery Services Impacted by Covid-19",, Borealis, V1
The project aims to identify and improve current medication accessibility services for the four communities that have been exacerbated by COVID-19 pandemic measures. This project will utilize principles of community-specific, culturally safe, and ethical engagement frameworks thr...
Aug 15, 2023
Min, Jason; Leung, Larry, 2023, "Co-Developing a Comprehensive Resource for Healthy Medication Practices",, Borealis, V1
In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action, and UBC’s Strategic Plan: Shaping UBC’s Next Century, health programs, including the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, are increasingly prioritizing reconciliation with Indigenous community partne...
Aug 15, 2023
Min, Jason; Leung, Larry, 2023, "Traditional Medicines Knowledge Preservation and Revitalization",, Borealis, V1
A Nation charter on the current status and how to preserve and revitalize Traditional Medicines knowledge in health and healing for future generations.
Aug 15, 2023 - Indigenous Health and Cultural Safety
Min, Jason; Leung, Larry, 2023, "Indigenous Health and Cultural Safety",, Borealis, V1
The UPROOT team at UBC, with the help of an Indigenous governance structure, developed the faculty’s first mandatory Indigenous-focused course within the Doctor of Pharmacy program. In 2022, the course completed its second iteration.
Indigenous Health and Cultural Safety (University of British Columbia)
Aug 15, 2023
This course was created in response to the UBC Indigenous Strategic Plan 2020 commitment for Indigenous Engagement and the UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences 2017-2022 Strategic Plan to increase the scope of education and professional development in Indigenous health. The course include...
Health Education (University of British Columbia)
Aug 15, 2023
Aug 15, 2023 - Health Education
Bucholtz, Sara; Mcgrath, Seamus; MacKinnon, Carolyn; Chaine, Johanne; Min, Jason; Leung, Larry, 2023, "Mobilizing Local Pharmacy Resources to support COVID-19 Education",, Borealis, V1
To increase community knowledge of COVID-19 and vaccines in the community, a BC First Nation partnered with a local pharmacy and the Entry-to-Practice PharmD Program at the University of British Columbia to develop a presentation to community members. This also served to increase...
Aug 15, 2023 - Health Education
Alicia Klaassen; Kanika Khosla; Ria Patel; Carolyn MacKinnon; Johanne Chaine; Min, Jason; Leung, Larry, 2023, "Community-Oriented Marijuana Education",, Borealis, V1
The Health Services Centre and community members in a BC First Nation have identified a clear need for more education around medicinal and recreational use of marijuana/cannabis. Local healthcare providers have noted increased uses in the community. In order to increase community...
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