Dr. Angela McGinnis

Associate Professor - Educational Psychology

Office: ED 221.10
E-mail: Angela.McGinnis@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4509
Fax: 306-585-4880

Research Interests

My primary research interests focus on the role of cultural connectedness for Indigenous peoples’ mental health and holistic wellness. My research projects use innovative blends of quantitative, qualitative, and Indigenous methodologies to increase the relevance of my research for Indigenous communities. I specialize in conducting community-based participatory research and decolonized nature-based psychotherapy with Indigenous peoples using strengths-based, trauma-informed, and culturally-specific approaches.


Academic Qualifications

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Western University, London, Ontario (2009 – 2015)

Pre-Doctoral Internship, Forensic Rotation: Regina Provincial Correctional Centre, Mental Health and Addiction Services, and Child and Youth Services, Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada (2013 – 2014)

M.Sc., Clinical Psychology, Western University, London, Ontario (2007 – 2009)

B.A., Psychology (Minor in Criminology), Western University, London, Ontario (2003 – 2007)



McGinnis, A., & Kincaid, A. K. (Forthcoming). Walking a Common Path: Decolonizing land-based education with the more-than-human world.

McGinnis, A., Kincaid, A. K., Barrett, M. J., Ham, C., & Community Elders Research Advisory Group. (2019). Strengthening animal-human relationships as a doorway to Indigenous holistic wellness. Ecopsychology, 11(3), 162-173. https://doi.org/10.1089/eco.2019.0003

Crooks, C. V., Lapp, A., Auger, M., van der Woerd, K., Snowshoe, A., Rogers, B. J., Tsuruda, S., & Caron, C. (2018). A feasibility trial of Mental Health First Aid First Nations: Acceptability, cultural adaptation, and preliminary outcomes. American Journal of Community Psychology, 61(3-4), 459-471. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12241

Snowshoe, A., Crooks, C. V., Tremblay, P. F., & Hinson, R. E. (2017). Cultural connectedness and its relation to mental wellness for First Nations youth. Journal of Primary Prevention, 38(1), 67-86. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10935-016-0454-3

Snowshoe, A., & Starblanket, N. V. (2016). Eyininiw mistatimwak: The role of the Lac La Croix Indigenous Pony for First Nations youth mental wellness. Journal of Indigenous Wellbeing, 1(2), 60-76. https://journalindigenouswellbeing.co.nz/media/2022/01/50.43.Eyininiw-mistatimwak-The-role-of-the-Lac-La-Croix-Indigenous-Pony-for-First-Nations-youth-mental-wellness.pdf

Snowshoe, A., Crooks, C. V., Tremblay, P. F., Craig, W. M., & Hinson, R. E. (2015). Development of a cultural connectedness scale for First Nations youth. Psychological Assessment, 27(1), 249-259. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0037867

Crooks, C. V., Burleigh, D., Snowshoe, A., Lapp, A., Hughes, R. & Sisco, A. (2015). A case study of culturally relevant school-based programming for First Nations youth: Improved relationships, confidence and leadership, and school success. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion. https://doi.org/10.1080/1754730X.2015.1064775

Gillies, C., Burleigh, D., Snowshoe, A., & Werner, D. (2014). Walking in Circles: Self-location in Indigenous youth violence prevention research. First Nations Perspectives, 6(1), 5-25. https://www.mfnerc.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Walking-in-Circles.pdf

Crooks, C. V., Snowshoe, A., Chiodo, D., & Brunette-Debassige, C. (2013). Navigating between rigour and community-based research partnerships: Building the evaluation of the Uniting Our Nations health program for FNMI youth. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 32(2), 13-25. https://doi.org/10.7870/cjcmh-2013-016


Featured Research Projects & Grants

(Re)Connecting animal-human relationships as a doorway to Indigenous wellness. Role: Principal Investigator. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Indigenous Approaches to Wellness Research Catalyst Grant, Awarded $145,789 (April 2017 – March 2019).


Courses Taught

EPSY 823 Cognitive Assessment I

EPSY 827 Cognitive Assessment II

EPSY 832 Deconstructing Counselling Skills

EPSY 870AC Multiple Ways of Healing

EPSY 870BA Indigenous Statistics

EPSY 829 Ethics and Professional Practice