By: Geron Malbas
February 11th is International Day of Women and Girls in Sciences, a day to celebrate the women and girls who work as innovators, experts, and researchers in improving health and well-being for all. We spoke with the Research for Ecosocial and Equitable Transformation (RESET) Team, led by Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) associate professor Maya Gislason, to highlight the team’s projects and work of their female team members.
Since its conception at the end of 2020, the RESET team has developed several projects and programs that take equity-informed systems-level approaches in addressing pressing eco-social health issues. This contributes to efforts to build better evidence, decolonize health practices, and move society towards hopeful solutions that are informed by the principles of intergenerational equity, regeneration and resilience.
“We feel a deep sense of gratitude and admiration to all of the women on the RESET team, whose diverse living experiences bring rich and invaluable insights into the complex eco-social inequities we are trying to mitigate,” Gislason explains, “We feel proud that we are able to provide an environment where we don’t try to remove the ‘person’ from the ‘scholar’ and want everyone to bring their authentic selves to their work, celebrate their living experience – ranging from women in complex caregiving roles, immigrants, first generation scholars, etc.- and use [them]to guide our equity-informed work.”
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