Janelle Brown-Walkus

2022 McCall MacBain Scholar

McGill Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences, DMD, Dental Medicine

University of Toronto (MSc’21)

Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada

While pursuing her undergraduate studies at McGill, Janelle helped run AISES, a campus group for Indigenous students in STEM, and co-coordinated First Nations, Métis, and Inuit youth outreach for the Let’s Talk Science chapter. She also started a non-partisan club for public policy discussions, served on the executive team of the pre-dental student society, and worked as a mentorship program coordinator. Janelle earned a Master of Science in Dentistry degree from the University of Toronto, where she wrote a thesis on First Nations perceptions of quality preventive oral health care in First Nations communities. She worked as a statistical data analyst for the First Nations Information Governance Centre. As a McCall MacBain Scholar, Janelle entered the professional undergraduate dental program (DMD) at McGill.