Phase 1: BCCI preparation

A major theme of the BCCI is cultivating “Equity-Centred Practices for Connecting Knowledge with Action” using the recently published Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (CCGHR) Principles for Global Health Research.

Phase 1 included intensive preparation extending over several weeks leading up to the on-site event in Kelowna.  Please see below for the resources that were provided before the start of the BCCI, in order to help inform discussions at the workshop.

Pre-Workshop Prep

  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. Register for, and watch, Dr. Sana Sharam & Dr. Bernie Pauly’s Pre-BCCI seminar The State of Health Equity in BC Health Systems on Thursday, September 21st featuring results from the Equity Lens in Public Health work. You will receive an ‘e-invitation’ to this webinar in the coming days!
    6. Send a brief bio and head-shot to Madeleine Greig at by no later than Sunday, September 17th


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