KT Connects is a series of monthly beginner-level knowledge translation (KT) webinars hosted by Michael Smith Health Research BC and Arthritis Research Canada where KT scientists, stakeholders and practitioners discuss the basics of KT, how KT relates to patients and the public, and KT in health policy-making and clinical practice.
Marika Sandrelli - Knowledge Exchange Leader, Mental Health & Substance Use Services at Fraser Health
June 03, 2022
Knowledge democracy in action: Opening space for diverse ways of knowing
Knowledge democracy is about intentionally linking values of justice, fairness, and action to the process of creating, sharing, and using knowledge to honour the interrelationship of phenomena. Knowledge democracy in action:
- acknowledges the importance of the existence of multiple epistemologies, or ways of knowing beyond more colonial and privileged knowledge systems
- affirms that knowledge is both created and represented in multiple forms, including text, image, numbers, story, music, drama, activity, poetry, ceremony, and meditation
- acts to decolonize knowledge and deepen democracy towards a just and healthier world
- ensures open access for the sharing of knowledge, so that everyone who needs knowledge will have access to it.
This webinar will invite participants to examine their role in democratizing and decolonizing knowledge towards justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion — and ultimately better wellness outcomes for all citizens.
- Define knowledge democracy and decolonization and recall specific examples to describe its use and application.
- Summarize key moments in history that have influenced knowledge systems and discuss current factors influencing knowledge democratization.
- Examine how knowledge democracy and decolonization leads to better health outcomes for all citizens.
- Explore ways in which knowledge exchange can participate in knowledge democracy in action with the introduction of specific tools and methods.
Friday, June 3 at Noon to 12:45 p.m. (PT)
NEW for 2022: KT Connects invites trainees to stick around after each webinar for a chance to explore their goals in KT with our esteemed guest speaker. This post-webinar session is exclusively for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who want to increase their understanding of how to incorporate KT into their research or who may be considering a career in KT. It is also an opportunity to connect with other trainees interested in KT.
Friday, June 3 at 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. (PT)
All past webinars are archived.
You can also find them on KT Pathways, along with other great KT resources.
Research Assistance and PhD Student
Knowledge Translation Coordinator
For more information on Arthritis Research Canada’s work, visit www.arthritisresearch.ca