Tracey Galloway (Anthropology)
Roots to Reconciliation
On this episode of the VIEW to the U podcast, which has come out in honour of the month of June where we celebrate National Indigenous History Month, with National Indigenous Peoples Day falling on June 21st, 2019. We will learn more about the work of Professor Tracey Galloway from U of T Mississauga’s Department of Anthropology, and the health-focused research she does with northern Indigenous populations in Canada.
We find out more about Tracey’s journey from working as a nurse in the urban Intensive Care Unit in a London, Ontario hospital to her current academic path where she looks at social determinants of health and assesses access to nutritious, affordable and culturally relevant foods for Indigenous communities in Canada’s north.
With this new, third season of the VIEW to the U highlighting UTM’s Global Perspectives, Tracey discusses her Northern research that takes her to some of the most distant areas of Canada and has led to a shift in the way she defines the term “remote.”
Tracey Galloway is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at U of T Mississauga, where he has been on faculty since 2015. Prior to coming to UTM she held a postdoctoral position at UofT’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health from 2008-2010, and was a Research Associate at McGill University’s Centre for Indigenous Peoples’ Nutrition and Environment until 2012.
Her research assesses chronic disease risk and ways to promote health through better health policies, and to improve health-care system delivery and services in order to reduce the impact of chronic disease in northern Indigenous populations.
A full transcript of the podcast interview is available.
Photo above by Maeve Doyle in the Health Sciences Complex at UTM.