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Community involvement in research ethics governance

2021-Present

This SSHRC-funded project, supervised by Dr. Phoebe Friesen, involves an examination of the various strategies that communities have used to have a say in governing research that impacts them. The project involves a scoping review of the strategies, demands, and justifications that communities have put forward in relation to their involvement in governing research, as well as interviews with community members and other stakeholders who have been involved in these initiatives.

 

My work on Dr. Friesen's project has consisted primarily in highlighting the epistemic dimensions of injustice in Canada's system of research oversight. 

Ça va bien aller?
Philosophical perspectives on Canada's COVID-19 response

2020-2021

Each year, McGill's Institute of Health and Social Policy awards 7-10 GAP fellowships to graduate students whose research is connected to understanding how social conditions impact population health and welfare. As a participant in the GAP program, I developed the policy implications of my doctoral research. My analysis focused specifically on Canada's equity response to COVID-19.

 

The results of my analysis were presented to the Institute.
 

Is 'race' a risk factor for vitamin D deficiency?
A critical appraisal of Quayshawn Spencer's genuine kind realism 

2018-2019

This project was done in collaboration with McGill's biology department and under the supervision of Professors Eran Tal and Natalie Stoljar. It formed the basis of my PhD candidacy (qualifying) paper. 
 

This research was presented at The University of Pennsylvania's conference on the philosophy of race (organized by MAP-Penn,).

The Equality Project

2016-2018

The Equality Project is a collective and interdisciplinary effort funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.  The project highlights feminist participants in the querelle des femmes, a debate about the nature and worth of women that unfolded in Europe from the Middle Ages to the early modern period. 

My work on the project included research, translation, supervising undergraduate research, and maintaining the project’s website. I also co-authored the entry on the querelle des femmes in the Encyclopedia of Early Modern Philosophy and the Sciences with Professor Marguerite Deslauriers, one of the project's principal investigators. 

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