Madeleine McKay MA(c), BSSc (Hons)

MaddiMadeleine completed her Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences (Major in Anthropology, Minor in Social Sciences of Health) at the University of Ottawa. She participated in uOttawa’s inaugural Undergraduate Field Research Course (led by Dr. Scott Simon) to multiple Indigenous communities in Taiwan (Amis and Truku). During her time at Dalhousie, she has been an executive member of the Indigenous Health Interest Group, the Healthy Populations Institute Student Research Scholars, and the Crossroads Interdisciplinary Health Research Conference. She also works with Dr. Mary McNally and Dr. Debbie Martin on research related to oral health in Unama’ki (Cape Breton).

Thesis Research: Madeleine’s thesis research qualitatively examines the experience of food insecurity among older women (ages 65 and older) who are food bank users, and who live in the rural counties of Pictou, Antigonish, and Guysborough in Nova Scotia.