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Climate Change and Health Research: Photovoice Workshop for Youth

Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre hosted a 3-day youth photovoice research training workshop from September 26-28, 2014.

By using the qualitative arts-based research method of photovoice, the youth researchers will be able to highlight their concerns and explore what they see as the most pressing health and wellness issues related to climate change in their communities, and what they perceive to be the role of language, knowledge transfer, and Inuit cultural adaptations to climate change.

Participants from three north Baffin communities attended the training workshop in Iqaluit. During the workshop, the youth:

  • Were trained in photovoice research methodology
  • Spent time at the Nunavut Research Institute
  • Visited the Iqaluit Greenhouse,
  • Participated in presentations from the Government of Nunavut's Climate Change Centre (NC3) and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.’s Research Advisor about climate change science and research
  • Engaged with a local elder who spoke of his life experience and observations of climate change

This project was funded by the Health Canada Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program for Northern First Nations and Inuit Communities. The project aims to support youth researchers to develop and implement their own research projects in their own communities.

Keep an eye out in the coming months for more updates from the youth researchers!