Sarah Nelson, Human Geography PhD Student


Home Campus:
U o f T Mississauga

“All My Relations:” How Building Community Through Indigenous Health Organizations Leads To Urban Indigenous Resurgence

Other Degrees:
MA First Nations Studies, University of Northern British Columbia
BA Human Biology, University of Toronto

Honours & Awards:
SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, 2016-2018
Population Health Intervention Research Network Fellowship, 2015-2016

Dr. Kathi Wilson

Contact Information:

Office: UTM Davis Building room 3211


Personal Website:

Research Interests:

  • Indigenous peoples
  • Health and social services
  • Indigenous and critical research methodologies
  • Qualitative research
  • Community well-being
  • Indigenous community resurgence
  • Anti-colonialism

Teaching This Academic Year:

GGR489H1S Geographies of Indigenous Health in Canada, UTM, July-August 2017

Selected Publications:

Nelson, S. & Wilson, K. (2017). The Mental Health of Indigenous Peoples in Canada: A Critical Review of Research. Social Science & Medicine, 176, pp. 93-112.

Nelson, S.E., Browne, A.J., & Lavoie, J.G. (2016). Representations of Indigenous Peoples and Use of Pain Medication in Canadian News Media. International Indigenous Policy Journal, 7(1).

Mui, A., Nelson, S., Huang, B., He, Y., & Wilson, K. (2015). Development of a Web-Enabled Learning Platform for Geospatial Labs: Improving the Undergraduate Learning Experience. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 39(3). doi: 10.1080/03098265.2015.1039503.

Nelson, S. & McGregor, D, (2014). Decolonizing the discipline? Questions and methods in Indigenous Geography. Canadian Journal of Native Education, 37(1).

Harder, H., Rash, J., & Nelson, S. (2012). Influences of labour participation among persons with disabilities: A systematic review and best evidence synthesis. International Journal of Disability Management, 7. doi: 10.1017/idm.2012.5.

Nelson, S. (2012). Challenging hidden assumptions: Colonial ideologies as determinants of Aboriginal mental health. Prince George, BC: National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health.

Research Clusters:
Political Spaces