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Elijah Buffalo, BA

Summer Student


My name is Elijah Buffalo and I am from the Samson Cree Nation in Maskwacis, AB, Treaty 6. I have a BA in Indigenous Studies and am working towards a BSc at UVIC. I am completing a BioCanRx Indigenous Summer Studentship through Dr. Lum’s lab.


Outside of work I enjoy road cycling, art, and travelling with my family.

Outside of work, I spend some time on running, playing tennis, and watching sci-fi movies.


I have a research focus in Indigenous health, understanding health from the relationship Indigenous peoples have with the land and how the strength of this relationship is a determinant of health. A major part of my research involves studying the other end of the health and wellness spectrum of disease and poor health outcomes for Indigenous people, of which cancer is an increasing issue.  


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