Denise Webb, MSc, is a settler with Scottish and Irish ancestry, from Halifax, Nova Scotia, now living in Ottawa, Ontario. She is a recent graduate from the University of Toronto, where she studied Health Services Research and Health Policy at the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, with a collaborative specialization in Indigenous Health at the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health. Within the AMP Lab, Denise supports research in areas of Indigenous health policy analysis, education policy surrounding incorporation of Indigenous content in K-12 school curricula, and cultural safety training in healthcare systems. She is also a Peer Review Coordinator and Copy Editor for the Turtle Island Journal of Indigenous Health, and a Research Analyst for the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples. Denise has a passion for policy and achieving health equity and is a committed life-long learner striving towards allyship. In her spare time, Denise enjoys spending time outdoors and trying new things (most recently, sewing and fishing!).
Thilaxcy Yohathasan is a settler of Tamil ancestry. Thilaxcy is a graduate from the Master of Public Health in Indigenous Health program with a specialization Public Health Policy at the University of Toronto. She has also received a Bachelor of Health Studies from York University. Within the AMP lab, Thilaxcy supports research in areas of cultural safety training in public health and MPH program evaluation and assessment. Thilaxcy is also a Co-Founder of Translations for Our Nations and currently works on Indigenous early learning and child care program implementation. In her spare time, Thilaxcy enjoys taking walks and trying new foods (iced coffee is always a staple!).
Annelise is a settler of French and Scottish ancestry from Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, living in Toronto, ON. She graduated in 2021 from Queen’s University with a BScH in Biology and minor in Global Development Studies, and is currently enrolled in the MPH Indigenous Health program at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, with a Collaborative Specialization in Global Health. Annelise is passionate about how notions of community, relationships, and structural factors are intertwined with the health of a population, and the importance of cultural sensitivity and humility being put at the forefront of all public health interventions. These interests stem from her experience collaborating with communities in Northern Canada, Belize, and Guyana on needs-based, peer health education and youth empowerment initiatives. She currently supports the AMP lab in projects related to child welfare and cultural safety.