WCHRI Engaging social actors in health research Lunch & Learn: "Reflections on collaborative community-based research with survivors of the 1994 genocide against Tutsi of Rwanda living in Edmonton"—September 28

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

This presentation will focus on the process of establishing a long-term community-based research partnership and project focused on the wellbeing of survivors of the 1994 genocide against Tutsi of Rwanda who are living in Edmonton. The presenters will reflect on their respective experiences as community members, survivors, researchers and non-genocide survivors, and raise important questions about safety, relational trust, cultural humility and responsible caring as critical aspects of collaborative research with trauma survivors. The presenters will also demonstrate how co-development of research questions, weaving community interviewer training with trauma awareness and collaborative data analysis, became critical aspects for shared learning in their research partnership.

Date: September 28
Time: noon – 1 p.m.
Location: ECHA 4-036

Presented by:

  • Linda Kreitzer, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary
  • Gustave Mukurarinda, 1994 Genocide Memory Keepers Association
  • Arthemon Rurangwa, 1994 Genocide Memory Keepers Association
  • Sophie Yohani, Department of Educational Psychology

Pizza lunch provided. Register today!

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This session is part of the WCHRI Lunch & Learn theme for the year with sessions related to community and patient engagement titled. This WCHRI Lunch & Learn workshop series will introduce to our members to a number of research projects that have effectively engaged different social actors (patients, community organizations, community members, clinicians, decision/policy makers) as active partners in research.

The workshops in this series are interactive, with two primary aims: 1) to discuss the process of working together with different social actors in health research and 2) to present the outcomes of such a research approach.