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Jaris Swidrovich is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream. He is a Two Spirit Saulteaux First Nations and Ukrainian man and pharmacist from Yellow Quill First Nation. Swidrovich is the first and only self-identified Indigenous faculty member in pharmacy in Canada.

He received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (BSP) from the University of Saskatchewan and a post-baccalaureate Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from the University of Toronto. His areas of research and practice include HIV/AIDS, substance use disorders, 2SLGBTQ+ health, Indigenous health, social determinants of health, pharmacy practice, and pharmacy / health professions education. Dr. Swidrovich is also a PhD Candidate in Education at the University of Saskatchewan, under the supervision of Drs. Margaret (Maggie) Kovach, Shaun Murphy, Jacqueline (Jackie) Ottmann, and Carmen Gillies, where he is studying Indigenous Peoples’ experiences with pharmacy education in Canada.



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