Congratulations to Mr. Bradley Feltham, who has received an UMSU Award for Indigenous Community Leaders scholarship from the University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU). Feltham is a Student/Research Assistant in the Suh laboratory for Nutrition & Neurological Diseases (Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders and the Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine).
Mr. Feltham completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Memorial University: A Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Nutritional Biochemistry and a Masters in Biochemistry, investigating the effects of dietary omega-3 fatty acids on brain function. Now at the University of Manitoba, Bradley is a high-achieving undergraduate Human Nutritional Sciences student, and a dedicated advocate for improved healthcare access for Indigenous peoples, especially those in Northern, rural, and remote communities in Canada. He is a member of both UMASA (University of Manitoba Aboriginal Students’ Association) and NECO (Nutrition Education and Community Outreach), and has been an Indigenous liaison on council. Most notably, Brad is working closely with the NECO team to collaborate with UMASA for Indigenous Awareness Month in March – which is also Nutrition Month – through the ReconciliACTION campaign. He is also organizing a cultural competency lecture workshop for HNS students to better prepare our student body as future health professionals working with diverse populations.