MSSU Welcomes New Science Lead

Publication Date: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020

The MSSU is pleased to welcome Dr. Jason Hickey as the Science Lead for Indigenous Allyship and Engagement. 

Dr. Jason HickeyDr. Jason Hickey is an Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of New Brunswick and one of five CIHR Indigenous Research Chairs in Nursing. As a non-Indigenous academic, Dr. Hickey works to promote allyship and anti-oppressive research and education, guided by Indigenous Elders, Knowledge Holders, and mentors in the Atlantic region. His current projects focus on Indigenous program development and evaluation, cultural safety and education, and land-based learning. Dr. Hickey has a Master of Science in Nursing from McGill University and a PhD from the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work at the University of Manchester.

“The Indigenous partners I have worked with often express a desire for better data and research expertise to support community wellbeing. However, non-Indigenous institutions have historically mistreated and discriminated against those communities,” said Dr. Hickey. 

“My role in the MSSU will be to facilitate allyship and piluwitahasuwawsuwakon (allowing your thinking to change so that action will follow in a good way toward truth), so that the MSSU network is better positioned to work alongside Indigenous communities.”