Dr. Suzanne L. Stewart

Keynote Speaker
Phd, C.Psych

Dr. Stewart is a member of the Yellowknife Dene First Nation. She is a registered psychologist and Director of the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at U of T, where she is an Associate Professor in the Division of Social and Behaviour Health Sciences and the TCP Research Chair in Aboriginal Health. She recently completed the Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Homelessness and Life Transitions and is considered an international expert in Indigenous homelessness and mental health. Research and teaching interests include Indigenous health and healing with specializations in psychology (homelessness, youth mental health, identity, and work-life development), Indigenous determinants of health, Indigenous pedagogies in higher education and health sciences, and Indigenous research ethics and methodologies. She is committed to advancing Indigenous healing issues in academics, health practice, and policy. Email: suzanne.stewart@utoronto.ca