Global International Health Week 2021
In partnership with the Knowledge Equity Lab’s OpenPraxisForum, students from the IDSC11 Global & International Health Issues class at the University of Toronto Scarborough presented their multimedia exhibits from March 8 to March 11, 2021, each focused on critically analyzing how particular players and issues have addressed the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Knowledge Equity Lab (KEL) is an inclusive, trans-disciplinary and experimental space based at the Centre for Critical Development Studies (CCDS) at the University of Toronto Scarborough. As a community of practitioners, researchers, artists, activists, students and more, we advance knowledge equity through collaborative projects and initiatives that investigate and challenge forms of exclusion within the highly unequal structures of knowledge production and exchange. Based on these findings, we take collective action to re-imagine, re-envision, and re-make a world where different ways of knowing, living, and being can learn from each other and grow.
As part of KEL, the Open Praxis Forum (OPF) is a platform created by and for students, to showcase the work of early-career researchers (ECRs) in a diversity of formats and expressions. As a group of University of Toronto students who seek to modify the exclusionary landscape of academia, our mission and vision is to create an accessible and inclusive process to make visible existing research outputs and collaborative practises, while building a sense of belonging and community. Thus, we have collaborated with students from the IDSC11 class at UTSC to present and amplify their work.
Welcome to Global International Health Week 2021 Video!
Projects & Events:
Fact or Fiction? Myth-busting COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories
“Trust and Health Inequities in Primary Care” Guest Lecture by Mandekh Hussein
Gates Foundation: Global Saviour or Guardian of Corporate Interests?
Untold Stories of Civil Society Actors: Unifying Communities Across The Globe
IMF/World Bank: A Modern Day Trojan Horse
Africa CDC: A Solution for Africa by Africa
Unsettling Knowledge Inequities Podcast Episode 3 featuring James Tumwine, African Health Sciences Journal Editor