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Community-led research focuses on holistic well-being of Indigenous youth – UCalgary News

Northern Alberta project is led by one of 20 promising new postdocs joining UCalgary in 2021

When Dr. Jennifer Markides arrives in northern Alberta later this year to begin her new research projects, she won’t know what those projects are going to look like — and that’s how she wants it.

“Working with Indigenous communities means putting the goals and interests of the community ahead of our own. I don’t get to decide the research, and I’m okay with that,” says Markides, MEd’13, PhD’20. The Métis researcher and Eyes High postdoctoral scholar in the Werklund School of Education studies the application of holistic Indigenous well-being frameworks in education.

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