After long and insightful discussions, and an interesting series of discussions it’s been, we’ve finally given in to Twitter!
At our past reserach group meeting, HEC Lab students and staff talked about the merits and the challenges of using social media as a way of sharing and communicating research activities. And, with some input from HEC Lab alumni Brittany White, we decided to give it a go.
You can follow us here: @fortheHECofit
Integrating Indigenous and Western Scientific Approaches in Community-Based Participatory Research to Reduce the Health Inequities of Indigenous Peoples in Canada
Presenter: Heather Castleden, Phd (Associate Professor and CIHR New Investigator
School for Resource and Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University)
View Heather’s Biography
Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 12:30pm
Location: Centre for Clinical Research, CH&E Classroom #409, 5790 University Avenue
Contact: Jodi Lawrence: firstname.lastname@example.org, 494-3860
Synopsis: Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is generally understood as a philosophical and methodological approach to engaging in relevant, respectful, responsible, and reciprocal research relationships between researchers and those they research. Rather than a one-sided relationship where the researcher holds the decision-making power about the research design, the data collection, the interpretation of the data, and when/how results are disseminated, community-based-participatory research involves shared decision-making, shared ownership of data, bi-directional research capacity building, and when new knowledge is co-created, it is disseminated in a manner that is mutually beneficial for all those involved. This approach to research involving Indigenous peoples is gaining traction in light of the legacy of unethical research and the ongoing colonial tensions between Indigenous and settler populations in Canada. What’s more, using Indigenous and western scientific approaches in CBPR provides a comprehensive understanding of health inequities from Indigenous perspectives and experiences, rather than focusing on just biomedical pathology and dysfunction. In this seminar, I will elaborate on the “how” and “why” of CBPR involving Indigenous peoples, providing examples from two studies that have employed this integrated approach.
Join the HEC Lab for the movie premiere of “Climate Change in Atlantic Canada”
A Fundraising Event For Local Environmental Groups, with Dr. David Suzuki
A compelling documentary on the impacts of climate change in Atlantic communities. www.climatechangeatlantic.com
Followed by a panel discussion with Dr. David Suzuki, researcher and filmmaker Dr. Ian Mauro, and local and national experts.
When: Friday, November 22: 7pm-9:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m
Where: Spatz Theatre: 1855 Trollope Street, Halifax NS
$22 – Buy your tickets online at www.davidsuzuki.org/atlantictour
All funds generated from this event will be donated to the Ecology Action Centre.
Click here to view the event poster.