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 [...]
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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. 27th
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?
An article co-authored by members of the HEC Lab has been recently published in the journal Health and Place. The first author, Jen Organ, is a HEC Lab alumna, and the article is titled: "Contemporary programs in support of traditional ways: Inuit perspectives on community freezers as a mechanism to alleviate pressures on wild food access in Nain, Nunatsiavut". You can reach the article directly until December 18th, 2014 by accessing this link.
HEC LAB's Heather Castleden and Emily Skinner recently contributed to a 20-case-study volume on "Adaptation to Climate Change through Water Resources Management: Capacity, Equity and Sustainability" published in August 2014 by Earthscan/Routledge. Their chapter is on Indigenous water rights in Canada. Book Description The impacts of human-induced climate change are largely mediated by water, such as alterations in precipitation and glacial melt patterns, variations in river flow, increased occurrence of droughts and floods, and sea level rise in densely populated coastal areas. Such phenomena impact both urban and rural communities in developed, emerging, and developing countries. Taking a systems approach, this [...]