Elizabeth Fast, Assistant Professor
Applied Human Sciences
Elizabeth Fast has Métis and Mennonite ancestry and was born in St. François-Xavier, Manitoba. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Human Sciences, and also teaches in the First People’s Studies Program. She is a community-based researcher with two decades of experience working in social service organizations and community settings that focus on child welfare issues in Québec and across Canada. Her research focuses on Indigenous youth, with a particular focus on understanding of the cultural needs of Indigenous youth raised outside of their biological families or disconnected from their cultural roots. She uses Indigenous methodologies, arts-based interventions and decolonizing principles to engage youth in research and in exploring their cultural roots.