Brown Bag: Jacqueline Quinless on “Decolonizing Bodies: Indigenizing Data to Produce Better Health and Wellness Outcomes”

Posted on Apr 4, 2017
April 12, 2017
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

The Electronic Textual Cultures Lab Brown Bag Lecture Series Presents…

Guest Speaker: JACQUELINE QUINLESS, University of Victoria and CLIR Fellow Program, Washington DC

“Decolonizing Bodies: Indigenizing Data to Produce Better Health and Wellness Outcomes”

12 April (Wednesday), 12-1 pm
David Strong Building, C116, UVic

This research was conducted in partnership with the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) in British Columbia based in participatory action research, and guided by Indigenous ethical frameworks that rely on qualitative and quantitative techniques to inform determinants of health and wellness for urban Indigenous people across Canada.

Using a strength-based approach to well-being, this study offers a pathway to generating measures of health and wellness that are rooted in Traditional Indigenous knowledge systems and utilize the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey and 2011 National Household Survey data.

Jacqueline Quinless is currently a CLIR Program Fellow, and works in Digital Scholarship and Strategy at the University of Victoria. She is an award-winning sociologist recognized by the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) and Angus-Reid Foundation for her community-based research.
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