Dr. Cindy Blackstock to visit SFU as 2013 Mowafaghian Visiting Scholar

January 4, 2013


The Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta, Dr. Cindy Blackstock (right) will be the third annual Mowafaghian Visiting Scholar, speaking at the Wosk Centre for Dialogue on Wednesday, May 8.

Her topic: Mosquito advocacy: Effective strategies for tackling structural risks affecting First Nations children.

A member of the Gitksan Nation, Dr. Blackstock has worked in the field of child and family services for two decades. She is the author of more than 50 publications, and her key interests include exploring and addressing the causes of disadvantage for Aboriginal children and families by promoting equitable and culturally based interventions.

Her current professional interests include holding fellowships with the Atkinson Foundation, the Ashoka Foundation and the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation.

If you would like to attend her presentation, please contact Carrie Almas at MVSevent@nullsfu.ca or register here. There is no charge for admission.