A Community-Based Approach to

Decolonizing and Indigenizing Pharmacy

Uprooting colonial processes and systemic barriers to support decolonization and Indigenization.

Welcome to UPROOT. We are a diverse team of pharmacists, educators, and students from Indigenous and settler backgrounds. We share a commitment to addressing deep-rooted issues of our past and present colonial history to move toward respect, responsibility, relevance, and reciprocity with community partners.

UPROOT is interested in Indigenous health curriculum, community-based projects, Indigenous student supports, engagement with urban and rural Nations, and research. Our work is highly collaborative and we value above everything our relationships with our Indigenous partners.


Using a two-eyed seeing approach to weave Indigenous & Western knowledge systems together.


Focusing on 5 core curricular pillars: colonialism, power and privilege, cultural safety and humility, health and healing, and ethical engagement.

UPROOT Indigenous Pharmacy Student Collegium

The IPSC is a student-led social club that aims to provide self-identified Indigenous students, across all four years of the Entry-to-Practice PharmD program a safe space to engage with others and participate in cultural immersion activities. 

Project Submission

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