Why it’s ethical, rigorous, and culturally relevant for all cultures
What: Presentation by visiting scholar
Who: Heather Gifford, chair, National Maori Tobacco Control Leadership Group, New Zealand,
When: Thursday, October 2, noon to 1 p.m.
Where: ART112, Arts Building, UBC’s Okanagan campus, Kelowna
Visiting scholar Heather Gifford will present an overview of her tribally-based research centre in New Zealand at UBC Okanagan on Thursday, October 2, from noon to 1 p.m. in ART112, Arts Building, 1147 Research Rd. During her presentation, she will discuss how locating research in Indigenous communities is ethical, rigorous, and culturally relevant.
Gifford will also discuss a participatory action research project she has just completed with three Māori community providers who are implementing one of New Zealand’s most ambitious health promotion policies Whānau Ora.
Gifford is the director of Whānau Ora, a research-based organization in New Zealand that focusses on Māori-centred research, Māori public health research, and Māori health services research. Part of that research has included an extensive smoking cessation program.
This visiting scholar presentation is free and open to the public. People can attend in person, via webinar, or teleconference and can register at:
This event is sponsored by UBC Okanagan’s Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention. Pay parking is available on campus.