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Dr. Richard W. Vedan

Co-Principal Investigator

Kloshe Tillicum

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Kloshe Tillicum

2125 Main Mall

Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4


Company Description

Kloshe Tillicum aims to preserve and popularize indigenous knowledge including traditional medicine, and cultural heritage. We also discuss public health issues related to Canadian indigenous population and propose solutions how to solve them. We have a ... more

Background Information

Employment History

Associate Professor

Aboriginal Mental Health Research



Senior Advisor To the President On Aboriginal Affairs

The Longhouse

Society Members


Lakehead University


Member of Aboriginal Education Advisory Council
Justice Institute of British Columbia

JIBC’s Aboriginal Education Advisory Council

Advisory Board Member
Indigenous Health Research Development Program

Advisory Board Member
Centre for Addictions Research of BC

College of Health Disciplines

Advisory Boards for Management Team
Providence Health

Board Member
Canadian Association of Social Work Education

Advisory Board Member
University of Victoria

Society Member
World Peace Forum

Secwepemc Cultural Education Society

Member the Aboriginal Social Work Educators Network

Board Member

Board Member


Member of the Board of Governors
Kaiser Foundation

Board Member
Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society

Board of Governors
Frontier College



University of Western Ontario

Master of Social Work

UBC Fraternity

Master of Social Work

University of British Columbia


Simon Fraser University

Web References (94 Total References)

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Dr. Richard Vedan

Current Research [cached]

Dr. Richard Vedan

Archibald, J-A., Jovel, E.M., Vedan, R., & McCormick, R. (2006).
McCormick, R., Vedan, R., McNicoll, P., & Lynman, J. (1997). Taking back the wisdom: Moving forward to Recovery and Action. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 16(2):5-8.
Vedan and Tester. (1998) Resistance and renewal: Social programs and Aboriginal people in Pollock ed. (1998), Critical choices, turbulent times: A community workbook on social programs. Vancouver, UBC Media Services.
Archibald, J-A, Jovel, E. M., Vedan, R., McCormick (2006).
Archibald, J-A, Jovel, E. M., Vedan, R., McCormick (2006).

Activities [cached]

Dr. Richard Vedan delivers congratulatory address at Indigenous Graduate Students Symposium

Therefore, it was with pleasure that Dr. Richard Vedan gave a congratulatory address and Sharon Thira stood as witness.

Past Research [cached]

Dr. Richard Vedan

Who We Are: Principal Investigators [cached]

Dr. Richard Vedan University of British Columbia Principal Investigator

Dr. Richard Vedan, (Secwepemc), has been an Associate Professor at the UBC School of Social Work since 1995. From 2001 until 2008 he had appointments as the Director of the First Nation House of Learning and served as Senior Advisor to the President on Aboriginal Affairs. Beginning in 1979 and until 1995 Richard was an Instructor, Department Chair and Division Chair /Dean of Instruction for Applied Arts and Community Services Programs at Langara College. From 1966 until 1977 he served with the Royal Canadian Air Force/ Canadian Armed Forces; trained as a Navigator and served as a Social Work Officer. In clinical practice he has worked with individuals, groups, couples and families and with drug and alcohol treatment programs. Currently he is a Co-Principal Investigator with the Kloshe Tillicum the Network Environments for Aboriginal Health Research (NEAHRBC-WA) which succeeded the BC ACADRE for which he was also Co-PI for six years. At present he is also Co-PI for an international project led by Dr. Judy Bartlett to build Aboriginal capacity in health research. Most recently Dr.Vedan's research has addressed identity issues, authenticity, multi-generational traumatic stress disorder, violent behaviour in First Nations men and the benefits of traditional healing practices. In June 2002, was awarded the Simon Fraser University Dean of Graduate Studies Medal for Academic Excellence in Education for his doctoral thesis: "How Shall We Forgive Our Fathers: Angry/Violent First Nations/Aboriginal Men's Experiences with Social Workers". Richard and his wife Barbara have been married for 41 years and have two adult children and two granddaughters living in British Columbia.

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