How Did We Get Here? The AbSPORU Story – (Opening Panel, Summer Institute 2019)

Summer Institute 2019 opened with a special presentation by AbSPORU leaders Mr. Tim Murphy, Dr. Marilynne Herbert, Dr. Lisa Hartling, and patient partner, Dr. Jane Ross who talked about AbSPORU’s journey.

Tim Murphy, VP Health, Alberta Innovates:



Dr. Lisa Hartling, Lead, Knowledge Translation Platform:



Dr. Marilynne Hebert, Co-Lead, Career Development Platform:



Dr. Jane Ross, Patient Partner:



“How did we get here?” The AbSPORU Story – Q&A:




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Land Acknowledgment

The Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit operates on and acknowledges the lands that are the traditional and ancestral territory of many peoples, presently subject to Treaties 6, 7, and 8. Namely: the Blackfoot Confederacy – Kainai, Piikani, and Siksika – the Cree, Dene, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, Stoney Nakoda, and the Tsuu T’ina Nation and the Métis People of Alberta. This includes the Métis Settlements and the Métis Nation of Alberta. We acknowledge the many First Nations, Métis and Inuit who have lived in and cared for these lands for generations. We make this acknowledgment as a reaffirmation of our shared commitment towards reconciliation, and as part of AbSPORU’s mandate towards fostering health system transformation.