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Friday, November 19 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
EDI Symposium 223: Session Title: How Can Academic-Community Collaborations help realize the Power & Promise of Big Data to Address Social Justice Challenges in Canada?

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The BC Office of the Human Rights Commissioner and Canada’s Parliamentary Black Caucus are calling for disaggregated data to measure the impacts systemic racism. The academic and community must also address their legacy of data being used against Canada’s oppressed peoples and the historical extractive nature of research. Panelists will share perspectives on co-designing community-benefitting research to serve communities better through ethical, data-driven approaches. Join us and learn from our panel research experts, government leaders, policy makers, Indigenous advocates, and data experts on how the research community can collaborate with community groups to address the growing digital and data divide in Canada.

Organized by Simon Fraser University

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Angela Kaida

Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Global Perspectives in HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health, Simon Fraser University
Dr. Angela Kaida is an Associate Professor and epidemiologist in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. She holds a Canada Research Chair in Global Perspectives on HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health. Dr. Kaida has been awarded funding from CIHR, SSHRC, Grand... Read More →

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Trish Garner

Executive Director, Research and Policy,, BC Office of the Human Rights Commission
Trish (they/them) is a tea-swilling Brit with a passion for social justice. Having gained their experience at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and working with Raise the Rates, an anti-poverty group based in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, they led the BC Poverty Reduction... Read More →
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Valerie Nicholson

Elder and Indigenous Peer Researcher, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and AIDS Vancouver
Honouring her given names: The One the Eagles Watch Over, NoDe WenDa {wolf eyes} and Auntie from the Torres Straight Islanders, Valerie is Mi'kmaq, Haida, Roma, and UK Islander descent. A mother of 4 boys and grandmother of 5 grandchildren. Living with HIV for 16 years, Valerie currently... Read More →
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Fred Popowich

Scientific Director, SFU’s Big Data Hub and Professor of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University
Fred Popowich is a Professor of Computing Science and the Scientific Director of SFU’s Big Data Hub. As a leader who engages with industry, communities and SFU partners, he connects people to solve real world problems and deliver innovation in teaching, research and community impact... Read More →
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Greg Fergus

Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Digital Government
Greg Fergus was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Hull—Aylmer in 2015.Over the past 25 years, Mr. Fergus has worked in the private, public, non-profit, and academic sectors.Since moving to the Ottawa-Gatineau area in 1988, Mr. Fergus has been an advocate for social housing... Read More →

Friday November 19, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm EST