Canada's health data gaps need a bold, person-centred vision to chart a path back to global health information leadership
President Goel weighs in on how Canada's health data gaps need a bold, person-centred vision
President Goel weighs in on how Canada's health data gaps need a bold, person-centred visionBy Vivek Goel, President and Vice-Chancellor
"The pandemic has laid bare the significant challenges our country has with the collection, aggregation and analysis of health data. These are not new challenges. The Expert Advisory Group on the Pan-Canadian Data Strategy has a mandate to advise on practical approaches to address systemic barriers to better data for better health. Last week, we released our first report which summarizes the root causes that have hindered progress."
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Statement from President Goel
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Office of Indigenous Relations.