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Unsettling Knowledge Inequities
37 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
Perspectives on the UNESCO Open Science Recommendation
In our second season, we continue our mission of interrogating the politics of knowledge production, exchange and circulation - but with a specific focus on open science and open access. In this first episode we speak with Eleanor Haine, Program Officer at the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and Fernanda Beigel, Chair of the UNESCO Open Science Advisory Committee and Researcher at CONICET. Both have been actively involved in the drafting of the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science - and from their different geographical, institutional and personal perspectives they share what open science means to them and what they and their colleagues have been fighting for.
51 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Art in the Service of Public Knowledge
In the final episode of our first season, we are in conversation with artist Jasmeen Patheja. Jasmeen is the founder of BlankNoise - a multi city / multi country collective that has been instrumental in building public discourse and shifting conciseness on sexual violence in public spaces.
39 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
Caste Abolition: Building Power Through Epistemic Justice
In our fourth episode we are in conversation with Thenmozhi Soundararajan, a technologist, transmedia artist and activist. Thenmozhi is the Executive Director of Equality Labs, a South Asian power-building organization that uses community research, political base-building, culture-shifting art, and digital security to end the oppression of caste apartheid, Islamophobia, white supremacy, and religious intolerance in both the diaspora and the South Asian subcontinent.
47 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Reducing Health Inequity Through Local Knowledge Production: The Case of African Health Sciences
In our third episode we are in conversation with Dr. James Tumwine, Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health who recently retired from the School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences in Makerere University at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda. Professor Tumwine is also the founder and Editor-in-Chief of African Health Sciences, an open access, free, internationally refereed, multidisciplinary journal publishing original articles on research, clinical practice, public health, policy, planning, and implementation and evaluation in health and related sciences in African countries.
48 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
Centering Indigenous Knowledge: Lil’wat Principles of Teaching and Learning
In our second episode we are in conversation with Dr. Lorna Wánosts’a7 Williams, one of the leading Indigenous woman educators and scholars in Canada who has long championed decolonial education, the centering of Indigenous knowledge systems and the revitalization of Indigenous languages. ( This is the link to Lilwat principles of teaching learning website.)
47 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
Knowledge by Whom? Knowledge for Whom?
In our first episode we speak with Leslie Chan from the Knowledge Equity Lab, Nick Shockey from SPARC, as well as 3 younger generation members of the Lab : Kanishka Sikri, Blessing Timidi Digha, and Denisse Albornoz. They reflect on what knowledge equity means to them, how and why they are committed to working on realizing it through systems change, what that might look like, knowledge translation for social justice, and much more.
4 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
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