BCCI external consultations for CIHR-IDRC strategic planning

May 2, 2018 at 12:00pm PT

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) held a series of consultations in reference to its global health strategic planning exercise, in collaboration with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). These were regional events and by invitation only. After each CIHR-IDRC session, one-page briefing notes were prepared for CCGHR members. CIHR agreed to receive a Coalition “external” consultation document reflecting the views of researchers across Canada. 

On April 9, BC members of CCGHR attended an in-person consultation. Following this, a webinar provided an opportunity to further reflect views from across BC, specifically those of the BCCI Community of Practice and its key component, Students and Young Professionals (SYPs). All proceedings were integrated into a summary report submitted to CIHR-IDRC in May. 

Building on the CCGHR-led external consultations that have taken place across the country, we examined Canadian strengths and areas for opportunity in global health research. We looked to deepen the conversation and explore avenues for concrete action through the BCCI Community of Practice. Across these themes, we also looked to consider the health impacts of climate change


Download the slide deck for the webinar.

Briefing notes from the first three internal consultations as well as the external consultation in Vancouver.

The summary report submitted to CIHR-IDRC.

Pre-workshop prep: Equity-centred practices for connecting knowledge with action

These resources provide an introduction to the principles, as well as the focus of the first BCCI, equity-centred practices for connecting knowledge with action.

  1. Read the CCGHR Principles for Global Health Research.
  2. Watch the video on the CCGHR Principles for Global Health Research.
  3. Consider the following questions, and be prepared to share your thoughts:
    1. How do these principles fit with your own comfort zone? Where do they stretch you the most?
    2. What disciplinary values do these principles align well with, confront, or challenge?
    3. How could these principles inform different parts of the research process? How do you think practicing the principles might change across the research spectrum?
    4. If you think about putting these principles into practice, what points in the research process would doing so be the most challenging? Are there paradoxes that you might encounter?
  4. Read the following case-studies prepared, in part, by your BCCI “Authors-on-Tap”. Identify an author or topic that interests you the greatest! During the workshop, you will be given time to engage with these “Authors-on-Tap”.
    1. Dr. Jerry Spiegel:
      1. “Establishing a community of practice of researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and communities to sustainably manage environmental health risks in Ecuador”
      2. “Why language matters: Insights and challenges in applying a social determination of health approach in a North-South collaborative research program”
    2. Dr. Annalee Yassi:
      1. “Protecting health workers from infectious disease transmission: An exploration of a Canadian-South African partnership of partnerships”
    3. Dr. Susana Caxaj:
      1. “Challenges faced by temporary migrant agricultural workers”
    4. Watch Dr. Stephanie Nixon’s brief introduction to Power and Privilege.
    5. Watch Dr. Sana Sharam & Dr. Bernie Pauly’s Pre-BCCI seminar The State of Health Equity in BC Health Systems featuring results from the Equity Lens in Public Health work.