Jaris Swidrovich Presents On Health and Wellness and Two Spirit Indigenous People

Oct. 16, 2021 at 9:05 a.m. CST

Dr. Jaris Swidrovich (he/him) is a Two Spirit and Queer Saulteaux First Nations and Ukrainian man from Yellow Quill First Nation. With a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (2010) from the University of Saskatchewan, a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from the University of Toronto, and as a PhD candidate in Education at the University of Saskatchewan, Dr. Swidrovich has practiced as a pharmacist and educator for the past decade. Dr. Swidrovich is Canada’s first self-identified First Nations Doctor of Pharmacy and the first and only Indigenous faculty member in pharmacy in Canada.

In his presentation, Dr. Swidrovich will share meaningful stories about his family and how he has achieved his success despite past and current challenges in a world of anti-Indigenous racism and homophobia. He will also educate on several important and relevant topics and issues meant to assist those in the health care field when working with Indigenous people.