HELP’s ASC Elder Jessie Nyberg co-authors award winning research paper

Jessie Nyberg, Shuswap Elder and HELP’s Aboriginal Steering Committee Elder, contributed to a paper that has won the Award for Excellence from the International Journal of Health and Wellness.

Donna Kurtz, lead researcher of this paper and associate professor of nursing at UBC’s Okanagan campus, along with Jessie, doctoral supervisor de Sales Turner, and Diana Moar, of the Berens River First Nation, submitted the research paper Social Justice and Health Equality: Urban Aboriginal Women’s Action for Health Reform. It was selected from among the 10 highest-ranked peer-reviewed papers for the top international award. Kurtz, Aboriginal liaison with the Faculty of Health and Social Development at UBC’s Okanagan campus, says the award is an honour and a surprise.

Congratulations Jessie, Donna, de Sales and Diana.

Please visit UBC Okanagan News for more information about this award.