Meet The Team



Dr. Sangita Sharma
Endowed Chair in Indigenous Health,
Professor in Indigenous and Global Health Research.



Jane De Pauw
Executive Director

Busy hockey mom with 2 kids; loves dogs (have 2) and horses (have 1). Also cares for family cats (2), guinea pig and leopard gecko. Loves to be outdoors, riding horses, walking, hiking. Known for laughing lots, talking loudly and reading quietly. Has been at UofA for over 14 years and works with a great team.


faribaDr. Fariba Kolahdooz
Assistant Director – Research




Maryam Daemi
Research Associate/Data Analyst.


Kristine Tonks
Executive Assistant

I like to eat cheese, read pretentious novels, and post pictures of my dogs on the Internet.


Se Lim Jang
Project Lead

Deeply in love with action/sci-fi movies, singing, Vietnamese noodles, Skittles, grapefruits, kettle popcorn, and jigsaw puzzles. Trying to learn how to play ukulele, sew, draw and paint.

Kate Kerber
Research Associate



Meeka Otway
Community Liaison


Anne Marie Fairman
Research Assistant

Susan Lawrence
Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Gabriel Painchaud
Research Volunteer

Erin Nelson
Research Volunteer