Nichol Marsch, BFA(hons),
Research Assistant
University of Manitoba
Nichol Marsch is a Metis woman, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts(Hons) degree including a minor in Native Studies, she is a future student of the Master of Occupational Therapy program at the University of Manitoba. Nichol was a research assistant for this project and has been an research intern with the College of Rehabilation Sciences via the PIKEnet (Prairie Indigenous Knowledge Exchange Network) Mentorship Program in both 2019 and 2020.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Interprofessional collaboration (IPC) has been identified as an essential component in providing culturally safe healthcare in Indigenous communities. Despite this, there are few IPC opportunities that involve working with Indigenous communities and peoples. To address this gap, a Canadian university offers a two-week interprofessional collaboration experience where groups of 4-6 students are immersed within a First Nations community to learn about its people, their health services, and their perspectives on health.    Since 2017, 61 students from 9 professional programs have participated…