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Soucy Danielle, PhD Student

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Danielle Soucy

PhD Student

Graduate Students
Department of Health Aging & Society

Area(s) of Interest:


Supervisor:  Dr. Chelsea Gabel

LIMElight Award, "Excellence in Developing New Indigenous Student Recruitment, Support and Graduation Initiative", November 2019.
“The LIMElight Awards recognise the significant and outstanding work that staff, students and medical schools undertake in teaching and learning of Indigenous health, as well as student recruitment and support.”  Danielle Soucy is the first Canadian in the eight years of awards to win a LIMElight Award.

Research Interests:
  Medical Education Anti-Indigenous Racism & Equity-admissions assessment, curriculum, Settler teaching competency; Indigenous Health Human Resource Policy & Practice, Critical Race Theory



  • PhD Student, Health & Society, Health, Aging and Society, McMaster University
  • MA Canadian and Native Studies, Trent University
  • BA (Honours) Sociology, Minor Indigenous Studies, McMaster University



  • Instructor, Indigenous Health Elective
    HTH SCI 3AH3/GLB HTH 715/UGME Horizontal (Cross-listed)


  • Supervision/Committee Membership - Graduate (2)


  • Supervision - Undergraduate (8)


Select Academic Contributions:

External Peer Reviewer:

  • Book: Beyond the Social: Determinants of Indigenous Peoples’ Health in Canada. Canadian Scholars' Press Inc. Toronto, Ontario. November 2013
  • Journal: "Resisting Condescending Research Ethics in Aotearoa New Zealand." AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples. Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand's National Centre for Indigenous Research Excellence. Volume 10, no. 2. 2014. March 2014.


  • Soucy, D & Wieman, N. (2018) “Where are you from? Reframing Facilitated Admissions Policies in the Faculty of Health Sciences.” Daniels: In and Beyond the Law. Aboriginal Policy Studies. In review.
  • Soucy, D (2013). “Elders are the Educators: Transmitting Elders Knowledge in the 21st Century Using Lectures and Podcasts in Learning Environments as Sites for Increased Cultural Competency and Safety for Medical Students”. LIME Connection IV. Vol. II Good Practice Case Studies. June 2013.

Conference Presentations:

  • “Reconciliation? Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Calls-to-Action and the Health Sciences Education Council Response. Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) Connection VII, April 6, 2017 Melbourne, AU. (Co-presentation Dr. Cornelia Wieman)
  • “Responding to The Challenge: Innovation in Increasing Diversity of Canadian Medical Education through the Fusions of Indigenous and Western Knowledge at McMaster University's School of Medicine.”  Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) 2016.  Barcelona, Spain. August 30, 2016
  • “Yes, this Elective is Biased! Student Knowledge Translation in Education and Career Post Aboriginal Health Elective.” Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education Network (LIME). LIME Connection VI. Townsville, AU. August 2015.