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  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    MacDougall, Angela Marie; Johal, Am; Smith, Paige; Feng, Kathy; Pinillos, Fiorella; Obungah, Jackie; SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement;
    Country: Canada

    In the sixth episode of our Below the Radar Conversations Series, we talk with Angela Marie MacDougall, Executive Director of Battered Women's Support Services here in Vancouver, Canada. With our host Am Johal, she discusses how COVID-19 is affecting gender inequality and violence within intimate relationships. Angela Marie MacDougall is the Executive Director of Battered Women's Support Services Society. You can learn more here:https://www.bwss.org/

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Thumath, Meaghan; Johal, Am; Smith, Paige; Wong, Rachel; Feng, Kathy; Pinillos, Fiorella; SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement;
    Country: Canada

    Hello everyone, welcome to the fourth episode of our Below the Radar Conversations Series. Today we talk with Meaghan Thumath, a clinical scientist at the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity and clinical associate professor at UBC’s School of Nursing. With our host Am Johal, she discusses her previous international work studying and combatting pandemics and how this has informed her current understanding of COVID-19, both globally and locally here in Vancouver, Canada. Meaghan Thumath, RN, BSN, MPH, D.LSHTM Clinician Scientist and Clinical Assistant Professor, Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity, University of British Columbia. Trudeau Scholar, Centre for Evidence Based Intervention, University of Oxford Meaghan Thumath is a clinical assistant professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) School of Nursing and holds a clinician scientist affiliation with the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity and a Trudeau Scholar at the University of Oxford. For over a decade Meaghan has provided technical assistance to international organizations such as WHO, UNDP, UNAIDS, the World Bank and the Global Fund to End AIDS, TB and Malaria supporting human rights and health equity for marginalized populations in Central Asia, Latin America, West and Central Africa and MENA. In Canada, she has served as the Chief of Staff (Senior MA) to the Minister of Mental Health and Addiction, as clinical coordinator of North America’s first supervised injection facility, Insite, and as a Street Nurse and Senior Practice Leader at the BC Centre for Disease Control. In 2019 she worked for the World Health Organization’s Ebola Response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). She is also a public health delegate on the Canadian Red Cross Emergency Response Unit and an active member of the WHO Emergencies Programme (WHE) External Emergency Roster where she has worked on COVID-19 preparedness for both PHAC and WHO-AFRO.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Lee, Kelley; Johal, Am; Smith, Paige; Wong, Rachel; Feng, Kathy; Pinillos, Fiorella; SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement;
    Country: Canada

    Welcome to the first episode of our Below the Radar conversations series. Our first guest speaker is Dr. Kelley Lee, Canada Research Chair in Global Health Governance at Simon Fraser University. In this video, she chats with Am Johal about The World Health Organization and COVID-19. Note: This interview was recorded prior to the United States cutting funding to the WHO. Am Johal is the Director of SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement, and the Co-Director of SFU’s Community-Engaged Research initiative. Dr. Lee is trained in International Relations and Public Administration with a focus on international political economy. She spent over twenty years at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, initially analyzing the role of the UN in health. She was a core member of two major donor-led studies on WHO reform during the 1990s. She co-established the WHO Collaborating Centre on Global Change and Health, and chaired the WHO Resource Group on Globalization, Trade and Health. Dr Lee also co-led a major international initiative to secure public access to tobacco industry documents, and analyze their contents in relation to the globalization of the tobacco industry. She has authored over 100 peer reviewed papers, 50 book chapters and 13 books including Globalization and Health, An introduction (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003), The World Health Organization (Routledge, 2008), Global Health and International Relations (Polity Press with Colin McInnes, 2012), and Case Studies on Corporations and Global Health Governance (Rowman and Littlefield International with Nora Kenworthy and Ross MacKenzie, 2016). She joined the SFU Faculty of Health Sciences in 2011 as Associate Dean, Research and Director of Global Health. She is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health, Royal College of Physicians and Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Mebrat Beyene; Am Johal; Fiorella Pinillos; Melissa Roach; Paige Smith; Kathy Feng; Alex Abahmed;
    Country: Canada

    Mebrat speaks to new WISH initiatives, such as opening a new 24/7 shelter for sex workers, increasing access to bathrooms and showers, and finding new ways to accept donations of essential items. She also calls on policymakers at all levels to swiftly address access to emergency income relief for sex workers, to provide a safe supply of drugs, and to house people as quickly as possible.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Rogers, Paul; Johal, Am; Smith, Paige; Wong, Rachel; Feng, Kathy; Pinillos, Fiorella; SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement;
    Country: Canada

    This is the second edition of our Below the Radar Conversations. In this episode, Am Johal speaks with Paul Rogers on COVID-19 and how it impacts geopolitics and climate change. Paul Rogers is professor emeritus in the department of peace studies at Bradford University in the UK. He is openDemocracy's international security adviser, and has been writing a weekly column on global security since 2001; he also writes a monthly briefing for the Oxford Research Group. You can read more of his work and writing on openDemocracy here: www.opendemocracy.net/en/author/paul-rogers/.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Livingston, Ann; Johal, Am; Smith, Paige; Feng, Kathy; Pinillos, Fiorella; Obungah, Jackie; Roach, Melissa; SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement;
    Country: Canada

    On this episode of our Below the Radar Conversations Series, our host Am Johal is joined by Ann Livingston, community organizer and drug user activist. Ann is the co-founder of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, and is currently the Executive Project Coordinator of the BC-Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors. Am and Ann discuss the two current public health emergencies: the COVID-19 pandemic and the fentanyl contamination deaths in BC. Ann Livingston is a community organizer, who works to improve access to citizenship for people who use illegal drugs. After co-founding the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) in 1998, she was employed as VANDU’s executive program director for 10 years. Ann organized with PWUD to form several drug users’ groups including the BC Association of People on Opiate Maintenance, the Western Aboriginal Harm Reduction Society, the BC Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors & the Canadian Association of People who Use Drugs. Ann has advised the Vancouver Injection Drug User Survey, the NAOMI & SALOME Heroin Trials, BCCSU and the City of Vancouver. Ann was central in ensuring the policy of 1-for-1 Needle Exchange become Needle Distribution & Collection as well as seeding drug user groups for people who smoke crack, people who drink illegal alcohol, women who use drugs and survivors of the heroin prescription programs. Ann has opened 4 unsanctioned overdose prevention sites. She is the Executive Project Coordinator of BC/Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Van Beusekom, Michelle; Johnson, Lise Ann; Luka, Mary Elizabeth; Wall-Andrews, Charlie; Wilhelm, Kelly; Baade, Christina;
    Country: Canada

    Video and transcript for the Transformations in Arts and Media Policy panel from the 2021 Communication and Cultural Policy in the Age of the Platform conference.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Mullins, Garth; Johal, Am; Smith, Paige; Feng, Kathy; Pinillos, Fiorella; Obungah, Jackie; SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement;
    Country: Canada

    On this episode of our Below the Radar Conversations Series we talk with Garth Mullins, documentarian, community organizer, and host and executive producer of the podcast CRACKDOWN. Garth and our host Am Johal talk about how the overdose crisis in Vancouver has been affected by COVID-19, and the positive effects that listening to drug user activists can have on the safety of the community. CRACKDOWN is a new, monthly podcast about drugs, drug policy and the drug war led by drug user activists and supported by research. Each episode will tell the story of a community fighting for their lives. It’s also about solutions, justice for those we have lost, and saving lives. Learn more https://crackdownpod.com/ The host and executive producer of CRACKDOWN is Garth Mullins, an award-winning documentarian and longtime community organizer. Garth has been an opioid user for years, injecting heroin daily all the way through the last overdose crisis, and is now on methadone. The podcast is led by an editorial board made up of some of Vancouver’s most experienced drug user activists. CRACKDOWN is produced by Cited Media Productions on the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-waututh) Nations.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Patterson, Kevin; Johal, Am; Smith, Paige; Wong, Rachel; Feng, Kathy; Pinillos, Fiorella; SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement;
    Country: Canada

    In this episode of our Below the Radar Conversations series we speak with ICU physician and writer Dr. Kevin Patterson about what he has learned working in the front lines during COVID-19. He chats with Am Johal about planning for a second wave, what we can learn from past pandemics, the relationship between this outbreak and climate change, and how we can improve our local healthcare systems here in Vancouver, Canada.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Farha, Leilani; Johal, Am; Smith, Paige; Roach, Melissa; Feng, Kathy; Pinillos, Fiorella; SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement;
    Country: Canada

    Leilani Farha has a long history of advocacy around poverty and housing, in Canada and beyond. She is in conversation with Am Johal following her tenure as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing, a post that saw her travelling the world to connect with people who were struggling with inadequate and precarious housing or homelessness, and to work with governments to uphold housing as a human right. In this interview, Leilani speaks to concerning patterns in housing globally, including homelessness, evictions, unaffordability, and the financialization of housing. They discuss opportunities in Canadian housing policy, Vancouver’s housing crisis, and the incredible importance of having a safe place to call home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Leilani Farha is the former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing and Global Director of The Shift. Her work is animated by the principle that housing is a social good, not a commodity. Leilani has helped develop global human rights standards on the right to housing, including through her topical reports on homelessness, the financialization of housing, informal settlements, rights-based housing strategies, and the first UN Guidelines for the implementation of the right to housing. She is the central character in the documentary PUSH regarding the financialization of housing, screening around the world. Leilani Launched The Shift in 2017 with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and United Cities and Local Government.

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  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    MacDougall, Angela Marie; Johal, Am; Smith, Paige; Feng, Kathy; Pinillos, Fiorella; Obungah, Jackie; SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement;
    Country: Canada

    In the sixth episode of our Below the Radar Conversations Series, we talk with Angela Marie MacDougall, Executive Director of Battered Women's Support Services here in Vancouver, Canada. With our host Am Johal, she discusses how COVID-19 is affecting gender inequality and violence within intimate relationships. Angela Marie MacDougall is the Executive Director of Battered Women's Support Services Society. You can learn more here:https://www.bwss.org/

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Thumath, Meaghan; Johal, Am; Smith, Paige; Wong, Rachel; Feng, Kathy; Pinillos, Fiorella; SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement;
    Country: Canada

    Hello everyone, welcome to the fourth episode of our Below the Radar Conversations Series. Today we talk with Meaghan Thumath, a clinical scientist at the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity and clinical associate professor at UBC’s School of Nursing. With our host Am Johal, she discusses her previous international work studying and combatting pandemics and how this has informed her current understanding of COVID-19, both globally and locally here in Vancouver, Canada. Meaghan Thumath, RN, BSN, MPH, D.LSHTM Clinician Scientist and Clinical Assistant Professor, Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity, University of British Columbia. Trudeau Scholar, Centre for Evidence Based Intervention, University of Oxford Meaghan Thumath is a clinical assistant professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) School of Nursing and holds a clinician scientist affiliation with the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity and a Trudeau Scholar at the University of Oxford. For over a decade Meaghan has provided technical assistance to international organizations such as WHO, UNDP, UNAIDS, the World Bank and the Global Fund to End AIDS, TB and Malaria supporting human rights and health equity for marginalized populations in Central Asia, Latin America, West and Central Africa and MENA. In Canada, she has served as the Chief of Staff (Senior MA) to the Minister of Mental Health and Addiction, as clinical coordinator of North America’s first supervised injection facility, Insite, and as a Street Nurse and Senior Practice Leader at the BC Centre for Disease Control. In 2019 she worked for the World Health Organization’s Ebola Response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). She is also a public health delegate on the Canadian Red Cross Emergency Response Unit and an active member of the WHO Emergencies Programme (WHE) External Emergency Roster where she has worked on COVID-19 preparedness for both PHAC and WHO-AFRO.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Lee, Kelley; Johal, Am; Smith, Paige; Wong, Rachel; Feng, Kathy; Pinillos, Fiorella; SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement;
    Country: Canada

    Welcome to the first episode of our Below the Radar conversations series. Our first guest speaker is Dr. Kelley Lee, Canada Research Chair in Global Health Governance at Simon Fraser University. In this video, she chats with Am Johal about The World Health Organization and COVID-19. Note: This interview was recorded prior to the United States cutting funding to the WHO. Am Johal is the Director of SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement, and the Co-Director of SFU’s Community-Engaged Research initiative. Dr. Lee is trained in International Relations and Public Administration with a focus on international political economy. She spent over twenty years at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, initially analyzing the role of the UN in health. She was a core member of two major donor-led studies on WHO reform during the 1990s. She co-established the WHO Collaborating Centre on Global Change and Health, and chaired the WHO Resource Group on Globalization, Trade and Health. Dr Lee also co-led a major international initiative to secure public access to tobacco industry documents, and analyze their contents in relation to the globalization of the tobacco industry. She has authored over 100 peer reviewed papers, 50 book chapters and 13 books including Globalization and Health, An introduction (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003), The World Health Organization (Routledge, 2008), Global Health and International Relations (Polity Press with Colin McInnes, 2012), and Case Studies on Corporations and Global Health Governance (Rowman and Littlefield International with Nora Kenworthy and Ross MacKenzie, 2016). She joined the SFU Faculty of Health Sciences in 2011 as Associate Dean, Research and Director of Global Health. She is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health, Royal College of Physicians and Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Mebrat Beyene; Am Johal; Fiorella Pinillos; Melissa Roach; Paige Smith; Kathy Feng; Alex Abahmed;
    Country: Canada

    Mebrat speaks to new WISH initiatives, such as opening a new 24/7 shelter for sex workers, increasing access to bathrooms and showers, and finding new ways to accept donations of essential items. She also calls on policymakers at all levels to swiftly address access to emergency income relief for sex workers, to provide a safe supply of drugs, and to house people as quickly as possible.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Rogers, Paul; Johal, Am; Smith, Paige; Wong, Rachel; Feng, Kathy; Pinillos, Fiorella; SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement;
    Country: Canada

    This is the second edition of our Below the Radar Conversations. In this episode, Am Johal speaks with Paul Rogers on COVID-19 and how it impacts geopolitics and climate change. Paul Rogers is professor emeritus in the department of peace studies at Bradford University in the UK. He is openDemocracy's international security adviser, and has been writing a weekly column on global security since 2001; he also writes a monthly briefing for the Oxford Research Group. You can read more of his work and writing on openDemocracy here: www.opendemocracy.net/en/author/paul-rogers/.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Livingston, Ann; Johal, Am; Smith, Paige; Feng, Kathy; Pinillos, Fiorella; Obungah, Jackie; Roach, Melissa; SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement;
    Country: Canada

    On this episode of our Below the Radar Conversations Series, our host Am Johal is joined by Ann Livingston, community organizer and drug user activist. Ann is the co-founder of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, and is currently the Executive Project Coordinator of the BC-Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors. Am and Ann discuss the two current public health emergencies: the COVID-19 pandemic and the fentanyl contamination deaths in BC. Ann Livingston is a community organizer, who works to improve access to citizenship for people who use illegal drugs. After co-founding the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) in 1998, she was employed as VANDU’s executive program director for 10 years. Ann organized with PWUD to form several drug users’ groups including the BC Association of People on Opiate Maintenance, the Western Aboriginal Harm Reduction Society, the BC Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors & the Canadian Association of People who Use Drugs. Ann has advised the Vancouver Injection Drug User Survey, the NAOMI & SALOME Heroin Trials, BCCSU and the City of Vancouver. Ann was central in ensuring the policy of 1-for-1 Needle Exchange become Needle Distribution & Collection as well as seeding drug user groups for people who smoke crack, people who drink illegal alcohol, women who use drugs and survivors of the heroin prescription programs. Ann has opened 4 unsanctioned overdose prevention sites. She is the Executive Project Coordinator of BC/Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Van Beusekom, Michelle; Johnson, Lise Ann; Luka, Mary Elizabeth; Wall-Andrews, Charlie; Wilhelm, Kelly; Baade, Christina;
    Country: Canada

    Video and transcript for the Transformations in Arts and Media Policy panel from the 2021 Communication and Cultural Policy in the Age of the Platform conference.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Mullins, Garth; Johal, Am; Smith, Paige; Feng, Kathy; Pinillos, Fiorella; Obungah, Jackie; SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement;
    Country: Canada

    On this episode of our Below the Radar Conversations Series we talk with Garth Mullins, documentarian, community organizer, and host and executive producer of the podcast CRACKDOWN. Garth and our host Am Johal talk about how the overdose crisis in Vancouver has been affected by COVID-19, and the positive effects that listening to drug user activists can have on the safety of the community. CRACKDOWN is a new, monthly podcast about drugs, drug policy and the drug war led by drug user activists and supported by research. Each episode will tell the story of a community fighting for their lives. It’s also about solutions, justice for those we have lost, and saving lives. Learn more https://crackdownpod.com/ The host and executive producer of CRACKDOWN is Garth Mullins, an award-winning documentarian and longtime community organizer. Garth has been an opioid user for years, injecting heroin daily all the way through the last overdose crisis, and is now on methadone. The podcast is led by an editorial board made up of some of Vancouver’s most experienced drug user activists. CRACKDOWN is produced by Cited Media Productions on the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-waututh) Nations.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Patterson, Kevin; Johal, Am; Smith, Paige; Wong, Rachel; Feng, Kathy; Pinillos, Fiorella; SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement;
    Country: Canada

    In this episode of our Below the Radar Conversations series we speak with ICU physician and writer Dr. Kevin Patterson about what he has learned working in the front lines during COVID-19. He chats with Am Johal about planning for a second wave, what we can learn from past pandemics, the relationship between this outbreak and climate change, and how we can improve our local healthcare systems here in Vancouver, Canada.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Farha, Leilani; Johal, Am; Smith, Paige; Roach, Melissa; Feng, Kathy; Pinillos, Fiorella; SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement;
    Country: Canada

    Leilani Farha has a long history of advocacy around poverty and housing, in Canada and beyond. She is in conversation with Am Johal following her tenure as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing, a post that saw her travelling the world to connect with people who were struggling with inadequate and precarious housing or homelessness, and to work with governments to uphold housing as a human right. In this interview, Leilani speaks to concerning patterns in housing globally, including homelessness, evictions, unaffordability, and the financialization of housing. They discuss opportunities in Canadian housing policy, Vancouver’s housing crisis, and the incredible importance of having a safe place to call home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Leilani Farha is the former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing and Global Director of The Shift. Her work is animated by the principle that housing is a social good, not a commodity. Leilani has helped develop global human rights standards on the right to housing, including through her topical reports on homelessness, the financialization of housing, informal settlements, rights-based housing strategies, and the first UN Guidelines for the implementation of the right to housing. She is the central character in the documentary PUSH regarding the financialization of housing, screening around the world. Leilani Launched The Shift in 2017 with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and United Cities and Local Government.