Introducing our Newest Additions!

HARC is over-the-moon-excited to introduce our newest crew members Omolara Odulaja and May Farrales:

Omalara is beginning her PhD with us and is an internationally trained physician with an MBBS degree from University of Ibadan Nigeria (equivalent of MD in North America) and a Master of Public Health degree from Western University, London, ON. She is interested in the health of marginalized populations and while completing her masters in Ontario she developed special interest in Indigenous health. Currently Omalara is working on research towards improving the mental well-being of Indigenous youth.

May Farrales is joining our team as a Postdoctoral student. She is a researcher on sexualities of Filipinos in Canada (see https://philippinecanadiannews.com/canada/congratulations-dr-may-farrales-phd/). May completed her BA in Geography at Simon Fraser University and her MA in Geography at the University of British Columbia. Her awards includes Faculty of Arts Graduate Award, Four-Year Fellowship, J. Lewis Robinson Memorial Scholarship and the Dr. Lakhur K. Jassal Graduate Travel Awards in Arts. May has presented her research on race, gender and sexuality at various settings in Vancouver, Toronto, Edmonton, Seattle, San Francisco and most recently in Prince George!

Welcome aboard May and Omalara, we’re thrilled to have you!