Specialized navigators key to helping trans patients access health care: University of Saskatchewan research.
Thursday, November 2, 2023
12:00 – 1:30
Join us as we welcome Dr. Stephanie Madill who will discuss specialized navigators key to helping trans patients access health care: University of Saskatchewan research.
In the seminar, Dr. Madill will describe the process of working with community-based organizations, healthcare providers, and researchers to develop the Trans Research and Navigation Saskatchewan (TRANS) Project.
There will be a discussion about how they developed the trans health navigators’ job description and decided on the credentials the navigators needed. Dr. Madill will also discuss how we implemented the “nothing about us, without us” principle, and how we used focus groups and data collected by the navigators themselves to adjust their jobs as the pilot year went along.
Dr. Madill will also discuss the effect of the pilot on the navigators themselves and what we would do differently next time.
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Describe the importance of centering trans voices in research for and about them.
- Explain the value of employing people with lived experience as navigators instead of healthcare providers.
- Apply the “nothing about us, without us” principle meaningfully to their own work.
“What's in a value? Contextualizing sociodemographic equity data in Canadian Higher Education.”
Thursday, December 07, 2023
12:00 – 1:30
In the seminar, Evelyn Asiedu will discuss Canadian Universities that are proclaimed to be vestiges of acceptance where all can be successful. Specifically, in physical sciences objectivity is revered; and upheld as the great equalizer leading us to innovation and is foundational to discovery. However, objectivity has perhaps prevented open commentary about the human aspects of science. Bias is inherent in us all, and privilege has shaped who we deem worthy to hold the title of scientist.
During this session, participants will review:
- Historical discrimination and the ways systemic biases impact access to and success in Academia.
- The barriers to success which are present in higher education challenge us to consider the impact on current and future scientists in our country.
- Considerations for ethical sociodemographic data collection and complementary qualitative data.