Thursday, February 29
12:00 noon to 1:00 pm (PST)
My research explores the experiences of Mexican migrant agricultural workers during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Okanagan. This community plays a vital role for ensuring Canadian food security; however, they experience numerous health inequities, many of which were exacerbated during the pandemic. In this conversation I will share my journey as a community-based researcher and my engagement in voluntary roles and advocacy efforts to build and nurture respectful and trusting relationships with the community. I will share challenges and lessons learned from navigating the roles of being a researcher and taking a stance of collaboration, solidarity and allyship.
Fernanda Novoa is a Mexican cis-gender woman. She recently completed her master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies, under the supervision of Dr. Joan Bottorff. As an international medical doctor, advocate, and academic, Fernanda is dedicated to advancing health equity and social justice, particularly for migrants with vulnerable status in Canada.
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