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    Media Advisory - New university health professions program for Indigenous youth

    Monday, February 27, 2023

    The Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) and Queen’s University are partnering on the creation of a groundbreaking, new health professions program in the Western James Bay region with support from Mastercard Foundation.

    What: Media are invited to a virtual press conference from Moosonee, Ontario announcing a transformative training model situated within Indigenous communities that will create education and employment opportunities for Indigenous youth, and improve community care.

    When: Tuesday, Feb. 28, 11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

    Where: virtual press conference from Northern College in Moosonee, Ontario

    Who: Participants addressing and taking questions from the media include:

    • Lynne Innes, President & CEO, Weeneebayko Area Health Authority
    • Jane Philpott, Dean, Queen's Health Sciences 
    • Jennifer Brennan, Country Head, Canada Programs, Mastercard Foundation 
    • Reeta Roy, President & CEO, Mastercard Foundation 

    RSVP: For more information or to receive the Zoom link, contact Queen’s University Media Relations Manager Julie Brown (343-363-2763 or brown.julie@queensu.ca).