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Seminar: Indigenous housing projects in Canada & New Zealand

Visiting PhD student Karine Perrault will discuss her research into the effects on Indigenous people’s health of improving the quality of their housing. In 2014-2015, over 400 social housing units were constructed in selected communities in Nunavik and Nunavut, two Inuit regions in northern Canada where housing shortages and poor quality housing undermine population health. Karine will present the results of a before-and-after study examining the effects of rehousing on health and well-being. The study was developed according to an integrated knowledge translation approach, in partnership with Nunavut and Nunavik-based organisations.

Cheryl Davies will speak about He Tipu Manahau, a papakāinga housing project. This project is a partnership in planning between Wainuiomata Marae and Kāinga Ora (formerly Housing NZ), energy providers and He Kāinga Oranga (the Housing and Health Research Programme, University of Otago, Wellington) to create a sustainable housing development based around the marae to provide warm and healthy homes for the local community. It will incorporate a smart renewable energy microgrid to supply affordable power to residents.

Date Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Time 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Audience Public,All University
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Open Seminar
DepartmentPublic Health (Wellington)
Location Adam Auditorium, City Gallery, 101 Wakefield St, Wellington
Contact NameLibby Grant

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