Seminar Series – Decolonizing Global Health Research III: Jane-Finch Community Research Partnership
The Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research will be hosting the Jane-Finch Community Research Partnership as part of our 2-year Seminar Series on “Decolonizing Global Health Research”. This is an Institute-wide commitment towards decolonising global health and addressing racial inequality in and through the research that is conducted.
What does decolonisation mean? Can scientific public health and humanitarian research be decolonised, and if so how? What are the ethical challenges of decolonized research methods? How can we design and develop research methods that meaningfully engage with marginalized communities? And, how can peoples’ deeply personal and generational experiences with structural racism and intersectional violence sensibly be translated into practical responses and policies?
These are some of the questions that we seek to engage with as part of our commitment to acknowledge personal and collective biases and positionalities in relation to global health and humanitarianism. We see this as a fundamental step to foster the elaboration of methodologies, collaborations and actions that center decolonial and intersectional lenses.
The upcoming seminar will feature the team from the Jane-Finch Community Research Partnership as they highlight their approaches to conducting inclusive, respectful, ethical research within the community. This includes the development of guided modules with tools to conduct community-based research.