15 November 2017 - 9:30am to 15 November 2017 - 12:30pm

Hôtel Omni, 1050 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC H3A 2R6

*** Please note that this event in strictly open to the Foundation's community members. ***


Foundation members are invited to discuss the ethical challenges conducting research in the social sciences and humanities and recommend how to research in an ethical and decolonial way, especially when engaging with traditionally marginalized groups, such as Indigenous communities and racialized and gendered minorities.

Working program



Samuel Blouin

Samuel Blouin (sociology and religious studies, Université de Montréal and Université de Lausanne): Drawing on field research, Samuel is analyzing how two approaches to assisted dying – Quebec’s and Vaud, Switzerland’s – are testing boundaries in medicine, law, and life itself.

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Anna Dion

Anna Dion (family medicine, McGill University) is seeking to improve the quality and access to maternity care for marginalized women in Canada, especially immigrant and refugee women, and at-risk adolescents.

2016 Scholars

Aytak Akbari-Dibavar

Aytak (international relations, York University) is investigating the intergenerational transmission of political trauma in authoritarian states, such as Iran, where public life is tightly controlled.

2016 Scholars

Gillian McKay

Gillian McKay (public health, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) is researching ways to provide safe maternal health services during infectious disease epidemics in post-conflict countries such as Sierra Leone.

2016 Scholars