All in-person data collection for FEHNCY is currently on hold to comply with the physical and social distancing recommendations issued by the provincial and federal governments. The FEHNCY team will be conducting remote only data collection and will continue modifying the project methods, timeline, and protocols in collaboration with First Nation partners to adapt to the current circumstances. The mobile clinic component has been postponed until further notice.
We are currently looking for a laboratory technician for the pilot study of FEHNCY: The Food, Environment, Health and Nutrition of First Nations Children and Youth Study. This pan-Canadian project is funded by the Department of Indigenous Services Canada from 2019 to 2029 and is being carried out by our team at the Quebec City UHC Research Centre, in collaboration with the University of Ottawa, Université de Montréal, McGill University, Health Canada and the Assembly of First Nations. Two communities will participate in the pilot project. The community of Fort Albany is in a remote area Northern Ontario and is not readily accessible by road. The community of Kanesatake in Quebec is accessible by road. As part of the pilot study, we plan to recruit a total of 100 children and young adults between the ages of 3 and 19 per community (for data and biological sample collection). The objectives of this pilot study are to:
Contract duration: 7 weeks, full time, in March, April and May 2020 (plus a few hours of training beforehand). Possibility of renewal; 3 months/year in the fall and 3 months/year in the spring over the next 10 years. Schedule: Flexible (be available day and evening and weekends as needed)
Salary: Based on work experience
For more information and to send your offer of service, before February 14, 2020, please contact:
Nathalie Ouellet, in charge of the laboratory component of the project
Phone 418-650-5115 x4801
FEHNCY Project Manager
Phone 613-562-5800 x7214
Mélanie Lemire, Senior Researcher with the FEHNCY project at the CHU de Québec, holds the Sentinelle Nord Partnership Research Chair in Ecosystem Approaches to Health, Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine at Université Laval and Researcher at the CHU de Québec. Her projects promote interdisciplinary, intersectoral and participatory approaches and focus on the study of global ocean changes, environmental contaminants and nutrition as they relate to the health of Indigenous and coastal populations. Results are used to inform decisions, the development of decision-support tools and the implementation of programs and policies at the local, federal and international levels.