HEC Lab's Director, Dr. Heather Castleden has been awarded a Canada Research Chair in Reconciling Relations for Health, Environments, and Communities. "I feel there is an awful lot of responsibility that comes with a Chair by this title, given the current context of the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and its Calls to Action,” says Dr. Castleden, Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Reconciling Relations for Health, Environments, and Communities. “I hope to use the Chair to contribute towards those calls to action in as many ways as possible.” Read the full details here: http://www.queensu.ca/gazette/stories/supporting-cutting-edge-research Follow Heather [...]
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Congratulations to PhD Candidate and HEC Lab member Vanessa Sloan Morgan – awarded a 2015-2016 SSHRC Canadian Graduate Scholarship - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (CGS-MSFSS). This foreign study supplement supports high-calibre Canadian graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences abroad for 3-6 months. By accessing international scientific research and training, CGS-MSFSS recipients will contribute to strengthening the potential for collaboration between Canadian universities and affiliated research institutions and universities, or other research institutions outside of Canada. Vanessa will be spending her time abroad with Dr. Jenny Pickerill, a Professor of Environmental Geography in the Department of [...]
Congratulations to authors Michele-Lee Moore, Karena Shaw, and HEC Lab's Heather Castleden with Rosanna Breiddal, HEC Lab's Megan Kot, and Mathew Murray on the release of their Regional Snapshot Report titled, "Building Capacity to Build Trust: Key Challenges for Water Governance in Relation to Hydraulic Fracturing." The report was prepared for the Canadian Water Network, the project funder, and identifies the key water governance challenges that are specific to hydraulic fracturing across Canada (with a particular focus on British columbia, New Brunswick, the Northwest Territories, and Nova Scotia). It also highlights the knowledge gaps that need to be addressed in order [...]
The Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (CCGHR) Health Impact Assessment Learning & Development Program took place recently in Mongolia. Coordinated through the leadership of CCGHR members Oyunaa Lkhagvasuren, Colleen Davison, and Craig Janes, the program involved a 12 day intensive training experience on health impact assessment that HEC Lab's Dee Lewis was a part of. The CCGHR has now published a short video that captures the experience on their website. You can read more about the experience and watch the video here.
The International Indigenous Policy Journal has published the article titled Leashes and Lies: Navigating the Colonial Tensions of Institutional Ethics of Research Involving Indigenous Peoples in Canada in its latest issue (Vol. 6, Iss. 3). You can read the abstract below and download the whole article from here. Abstract: Ethical standards of conduct in research undertaken at Canadian universities involving humans has been guided by the three federal research funding agencies through the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (or TCPS for short) since 1998. The statement was revised for the first time in 2010 and is now commonly referred to [...]
First Monday has published an article by HEC Lab alumnus, Brittany White, HEC Lab Research Director, Dr. Heather Castleden, and Dr. Anatoliy Gruzd. Based on White's thesis work for her Master's degree, it is titled "Talking to Twitter users: Motivations behind Twitter use on the Alberta oil sands and the Northern Gateway Pipeline," and can be accessed at First Monday's website here.
On Friday, January 23rd, HEC Lab member and PhD candidate, Diana (Dee) Lewis-Campbell will present her PhD proposal in Rm. 1116 of the McCain Building at Dalhousie University. The proposal presentation is titled: "Tlilnuo'lti'k - Weji-sqalia'timk - How We Will Be Mi'kmaq on Our Land: Working together with Pictou Landing First Nation to Redefine a Healthy Community" and will begin at 2:30pm in the afternoon. We hope to see you there!
Breaking News CIHR's Governing Council has been making some critical decisions (http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/48534.html) that are likely to have some serious consequences for health research and health outcomes in Canada. There have been a number of responses, largely coming from a number of 13 CIHR Institute Advisory Boards, with the Institute of Aboriginal Peoples' Health IAB leading the way with open letters to the CIHR President and Governing Council. Since then, senior Aboriginal health research scholars have been mobilizing, led by Fred Wien (Professor Emeritus , Dalhousie University and former Deputy Director of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples) and Rod McCormick (Professor and [...]
“Looking Back, Moving Forward: Aboriginal Health Research in Canada” Public Panel Discussion at Dalhousie University on Nov. 27thCatherine Hart2014-11-19T11:09:56+00:00
Please join the HEC Lab's Diana Lewis-Campbell as she moderates a discussion by three outstanding panelists, Fred Wien, Amy Bombay and Debbie Martin, about the changes in Aboriginal health research over the last 25 years. The public panel discussion is part of the Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre Speaker Series and will take place Thursday, November 27th at 7pm in Room 303 of Dalhousie University's Student Union Building (6136 University Avenue). Guiding question: What should Aboriginal health research look like in the future?