Rebecca Schiff

Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL
Assistant Professor
Organization/University:Memorial University of Newfoundland
Department:Division of Community Health and Humanities and the Labrador Institute
Rebecca Schiff is Assistant Professor (Aboriginal Health) with the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University. She is based at the Labrador Institute in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador. Her current work, grounded in community-based participatory approaches to research, focuses broadly on Aboriginal health in Labrador. Previously, Rebecca was Assistant Professor in the Department of Justice Studies at the University of Regina where much of her work focussed on housing, homelessness, and marginalised communities in the Canadian Prairies. For several years she coordinated a research project on homelessness management information systems and collaborative planning in Regina, SK. In 2007, she worked with the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary to examine housing for persons with severe and persistent mental illness, holistic approaches to recovery for young ‰ÛÏat-risk‰Û women, and issues of conflict in professional education.
Current Research Projects:Housing needs of urban Aboriginal women with histories of substance abuse and involvement with the criminal justice system, Housing the Disabled Mentally Ill, HIFIS homelessness research and service provider collaboration in Regina, Innovative approaches to housing service delivery for homeless youth, Pandemic planning in the context of homelessness in Canada
Methodological Expertise:Participatory processes, knowledge translation
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