Tricia McGuire-Adams, Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Indigenous Ganandawisiwin (Good Health) Sovereignties

Posted on Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Tricia McGuire-Adams

Congratulations to Faculty of Education Professor Tricia McGuire-Adams, recipient of a new Tier-2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Indigenous Ganandawisiwin (Good Health) Sovereignties. Dr. McGuire-Adams begins her term as a Chairholder in the 20th year of the program’s focus on research excellence. Her transdisciplinary research aims to integrate Indigenous knowledge systems to address settler colonial impacts on Indigenous peoples’ health and wellbeing with a focus on disability scholarship, Anishinaabeg dibaajimowinan (stories), and Wiisokotaatwin (gathering together for a purpose).


“There is much to learn from Indigenous voices, theories, and methodologies of wellbeing that centre our knowledge of disability, kinship relations, and processes of decolonization. I am excited to foster research on health and wellbeing through my Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Ganandawisiwin Sovereignties.”

-Dr. Tricia McGuire-Adams


Dr. McGuire-Adams is from Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek in Robinson Superior Treaty territory. She is the author of a book titled Indigenous Feminist Gikendaasowin: Decolonization through Physical Activity (forthcoming in fall 2020 from Palgrave MacMillian) and is currently working a number of projects including: a community-driven research partnership with Naicatchewenin First Nation concentrating on Elders’ land-based knowledge, which is supported by a CIHR Catalyst Grant; is co-Principle Investigator with Dr. Peers, Canada Research Chair in Disability Movement Cultures, on a SSHRC New Frontiers in Research Project that is creating innovative and collaborative approaches to address access, exclusion, and erasure in sport;  a research project that advances Indigenous perspectives of disability supported by the LIFE Institute at the University of Ottawa in partnership with Sodexo; Dr. McGuire-Adams is also member of a research team, led by Drs. Gaudet and Whiskeyjack at the at University of Alberta, on a timely project that amplifies Indigenous women’s presence in the academy. These projects coupled with her CRC program of research underscores the advancement of Indigenous-led research supported by the University of Ottawa.

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