The Dawn Stewart Award for Research Support in Indigenous Health
This award is named for Dawn Stewart who worked for over 30 years at the University of Manitoba, in varying capacities, in Indigenous health research. She finished her career at Ongomiizwin – Research, Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing as Research Programs Lead in 2017. Her work was integral to the success of Indigenous health research at the University of Manitoba, though often went without accolades. Relationships are central to Indigenous health research and Dawn always ensured that the Centre remained a welcoming and supportive place for building relationships. She also transformed, administratively, the way Indigenous health research was done at the University of Manitoba. Finally, she was a mentor and confidante to students, researchers, community research assistants, and faculty members. We name this award in her honour, to be given annually at the Indigenous Health Research Symposium to one individual who exemplifies the qualities she embodied in the area of Indigenous health research, yet because of their role in supporting research remain as an “unsung hero”.   


The applicant/nominee:
-Must be working in an Indigenous health research environment (not specifically university-based) for a minimum of 3 years
-Must NOT be a Principle Investigator

If you have questions about eligibility, please contact Ongomiizwin Research (

The application requires two letters of support/nomination that highlight productivity, innovation and initiative, mentorship, and/or leadership of the nominee. Please submit the signed letters electronically to Ongomiizwin Research ( by January 9th, 2020.

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