Key Takeaways and Reflection

Key Takeaways

You should now have a better understanding of…

  • the difference between stakeholders and rights holders within a Canadian context
  • key considerations for respectful engagement
  • inherent bias and how both our identity and positionality can impact engagement work that we undertake within the community
  • how to apply a decolonization lens when undertaking community engaged research


After reviewing this lesson please take a moment to reflect and think about research you are currently undertaking or my have undertaken previously. Now think about think about your own positionality and identity, you can look back at the social identity wheel, if that’s helpful. How may your own positionality and identity impacted the research question you set out to answer? Do you think inherent bias may have impacted your research question?


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