Flo Ranville represents CGSHE at UBC IRSI’s Indigenous Research Framework Gathering

December 3, 2019   |   Blog

Pictured: Flo Ranville (left) and Helen Brown.

CGSHE’s Indigenous Research Advisor Brittany Bingham and Community Engagement Associate Flo Ranville represented CGSHE at the two-day Indigenous Research Framework Gathering of the UBC Indigenous Research Support Initiative (IRSI) on November 26-27. A special thanks to Flo for her presentation on community-based research with CGSHE, presented alongside Helen Brown, UBC Associate Professor and Transformative Justice co-lead. Discussion toward an Indigenous research framework included an exploration of what informs the values, relationships, and engagement principles that inform Indigenous research. Dialogue was informed by Indigenous research stories from participants including Flo, who is also a Qualitative Interview with CGSHE’s SHAWNA Project, and Helen.

As a UBC-affiliated centre, CGSHE is thrilled to be supporting and working with UBC’s IRSI to facilitate collaborative research based on community-led goals. IRSI is committed to enabling collaborative relationships, creating better practices of engagement, and supporting research excellence. CGSHE recognizes the importance of the work IRSI is doing to see that Indigenous communities are meaningfully involved in the planning and carrying out of research, in a way that addresses needs and goals identified by the people most affected by the research. IRSI’s work is critical to UBC’s ongoing commitment to provide appropriate support and resources for research that supports the “autonomy, strength, and resiliency” of Indigenous communities. This work requires meaningful relationship-building and the transformation of institutional cultures and protocols to enact an ongoing commitment to truth and reconciliation.


Posters created by graphic facilitator Michelle Buchholz (pictured) of Drawing Change.