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AGE-WELL & APPTA Policy Rounds – Recruiting diverse older adults to research via an anti-oppression approach: A case study
October 30 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Speaker: Dr. Paula Gardner, PhD. Asper Chair in Communication; Professor Communication Studies and Media Arts, McMaster University
Description: Black, indigenous and older adults of colour (BIPOC) are often reluctant to participate in research, given a long history of abuse, neglect and exploitation of BIPOC people in research and experiences with health care and technologies. At the same time, it is ethically imperative that BIPOC older adults are represented in research to ensure that data accurately reflects the diverse older Canadian adults and to ensure that research opportunities are equitably distributed. This webinar discusses key barriers to entering into research for BIPOC older adults and key anti-oppression techniques researchers can take to make research a safer, more hospitable and beneficial space for diverse older adults. The webinar includes policy recommendations to funding organizations to incorporate training for researchers in anti-oppressive approaches for successful research recruitment and engagement, and the associated stakes.