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Assistant Professor of Indigenous Health, Simon Fraser University

Lyana Patrick is Dakelh from the Stellat’en First Nation and Acadian/Scottish. She has worked in communications and education for over two decades. As the Coordinator in the Division of Aboriginal People’s Health in the Faculty of Medicine, she worked on curriculum development, managed education programs, and promoted knowledge translation of Indigenous research findings to health care providers and health sciences students. She has worked on evaluation projects connected to Indigenous health and education, including for the City of Vancouver where she helped design community engagement for a municipal poverty reduction strategy. She received a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship to pursue a PhD in the School of Community and Regional Planning where in 2019 she became the first Indigenous PhD graduate. Lyana is currently an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences where her work focuses on the intersection of Indigenous health, planning and justice.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Indigenous Health, Simon Fraser University


  • 2019 
    University of British Columbia, PhD in Community and Regional Planning