Institute for Circumpolar Health Research

The Institute for Circumpolar Health Research (ICHR) is an independent research organization located in the Canadian North devoted to health research relevant to the circumpolar regions and their people.

Jennifer Redvers presenting on land-based healing at ICHR rooftop talks. Photo credit: Katie O’Beirne

Name Email Phone Number
Primary Contact Susan Chatwood Susan.chatwood@ichr.ca (867) 873 9337

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Owner
Institute for Circumpolar Health Research

Membership
Associate Member

Website
www.ichr.ca

Latitude
62.466308

Longitude
-114.346320

Location
Old Town

Nearest Community
Yellowknife

Territory/ Province
Northwest Territories

Aboriginal Government/ Homeland
N/A

Facility Type
Community Research Facility

Research Hinterland
N/A

Main Research Disciplines
Human Biology/Wellness, Traditional/Aboriginal Knowledge

Research History
We are actively engaged in research, research facilitation, training, synthesis, exchange and dissemination. ICHR grew out of the Arctic Health Research Network, founded in 2005 by Northern community members, doctors, academics, and scientists who believed that advancing wellness of Northerners is essential. ICHR brings people, facilities, and resources to bear on health-related research in the NWT, as well as on raising health and wellness issues throughout the region’s communities and the broader circumpolar world.

Current Projects
Mental wellness and resiliency, circumpolar health systems innovation team (transforming circumpolar community-based primary care), CIHR Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research

Power
External Electrical Grid

Communications
Telephone, Internet, Computer, Printer/scanner, Fax

Local Transportation
Motor vehicle, bus, snow machine, plane, boat

Equipment Storage
N/A

Dormitory/Sleeping Facilities
N/A

Dining/Kitchen Facilities
Microwave, Coffee Maker, Dishwasher, Sink, Fridge

Laboratory Facilities
Library, Computer Space

Fuel Availability
N/A

Research Requirements
Research Licenses required to conduct research in the NWT. More information can be found here: nwtresearch.com/licensing-research

Special Rules and Regulations
N/A

Local External Resources
N/A

Nearest Medical Service
Stanton Territorial Hospital

Safety Considerations
N/A

Cost
N/A

Other Information
N/A

Last Updated
15-02-19

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ICHR’s Library located in the office’s collaborative workspace. Photo credit: Stephanie Young

2014-05-15 Chatwood team meeting -1

Mental wellness, resiliency, and suicide prevention team meeting. Susan Chatwood presenting in Toronto (2014). Photo credit: Sahar Fanjan