Our Canada Research Chairs

Tammy Eger

School of Human Kinetics

Tammy Eger is an Associate Professor at Laurentian University in the School of Human Kinetics and Research Chair in Occupational Health and Safety with the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH).

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Jennifer Walker

School of Rural and Northern HealthJennifer Walker

Jennifer Walker is a health services researcher and epidemiologist. She has Indigenous (Haudenosaunee) family roots and is a member of the Six Nations of the Grand River. She has a PhD in Community Health Sciences (Epidemiology specialization) from the University of Calgary. Her work focuses on Indigenous use of Indigenous health and health services data across the life course, with a focus on older adults. She collaborates closely with Indigenous organizations and communities to address health information needs.

Jennifer holds a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Health at Laurentian University in the School of Rural and Northern Health. She is a Core Scientist and Indigenous Health Lead at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. She also holds appointments at the Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health.



Robert Schinke

School of Human KineticsRobert Schinke

Robert Schinke has been a Laurentian University professor and Canada Research Chair in Multicultural Sport and Physical Activity since 2011. His work is currently focused the mental health of newcomers to Canada, particularly of those settling in Northeastern Ontario.

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Nancy Young

School of Rural and Northern Health

Dr. Young is a Clinical Epidemiologist by training, a full Professor at Laurentian University andNancy Young holds a Research Chair in Rural and Northern Children’s Health.  She began her career as a Scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children, where she remains an Adjunct Scientist. She is also a Senior Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.  Throughout her career, she has worked to ensure the voices of children are heard in health research and has been one of the innovators in child-centric health assessment methods. Her expertise in cross-cultural adaptation of measures is reflected in her collaborative research around the world. Closer to home she is devoted to working with Aboriginal children to help them share their perspectives on health (see Her publications are available on line at

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