Professor Bilkis Vissandjée, Faculty at the School of Nursing of the University of Montreal, has recently been appointed vice-president of the Quebec Provincial Committee for access to Health and Social Services to Ethnocultural Communities created by the Ministry of Health and Social Services of Quebec.
This Committee is composed of 11 members representing Quebec’s different ethnocultural communities, each appointed by Mrs Danielle McCann, Minister of Health and Social Services. The primary mandate is to assess the current status of access and provision of health and social services to Quebec residents from ethnocultural communities and to provide advice in this regard to the Minister of Health and Social Services.
Bilkis Vissandjée is a full professor at the University’s Faculty of Nursing, a researcher at the Institute of Public Health Research at the University of Montreal (IRSPUM), as well as at the CSSS Research and Training Center of the Mountain. (Migration, Ethnicity, Health and Social Services team, MÉTISS), of which she is one of the co-founders. She is also a member of The Tuberculosis Montreal Interdisciplinary Research Team. Her main research interest lies in the challenges of providing quality care in a multi-ethnic context, from a gender, ethnicity, immigration experience and equity perspective.