Dr. Harder is the first Vice-Provost appointed to this new portfolio. He is an Indigenous Scholar, retired professor and past Chair of the School of Health Sciences.
He has made a significant contribution to UNBC during his career and held the Dr. Donald B. Rix BC Leadership Chair in Aboriginal Environmental Health. Dr. Harder's research interests focused on Indigenous health, environmental health, disability issues, workplace mental health, and suicide prevention.
The Office of Indigenous Initiatives serves as the central point of contact and coordination for Indigenous communities and partners across the North. It will provide support to faculty and staff as they respond to the Truth and Reconciliation's Call to Action and the UNBC Academic Action Plan.