SESSION 1: Implementing TCPS2

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Working Better Together Conference
February 19, 2015

This video is a record of “Session 1: Implementing TCPS2 in Collaborative Indigenous Research – Policy, Funder, Institution and Project Perspectives” from the Working Better Together Conference on Indigenous Research Ethics that took place February 18-20th, 2015 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The goal of Session 1 was to lay out the Canadian policy landscape and explore interpretation and implementation of core ethical values of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS2) in Aboriginal Research at various levels within the academic system.

Session 1 Speakers and Presentation Titles:

  1. Research involving First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples – Genesis of a chapter by Susan Zimmerman, Executive Director, Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research
  2. Inside Out: A New Aboriginal Paradigm for a Code of Ethics by Dr. Jim Frideres, (former) Chair, National Panel on Research Ethics (PRE)
  3. Initiatives to support Aboriginal research and talent development by Gail Zboch, Senior Program Officer, Research Grants and Partnerships Division, SSHRC 
  4. Square peg in a round hole by Jeff Toward, Director, Office of Research Ethics, Simon Fraser University
  5. Lessons learned from University-based collaborative research with Indigenous partners by George Nicholas (Discussant), Project Director, IPinCH Project; Department of Archaeology, Simon Fraser University

The conference brought together 80 community-engaged academic and community researchers, educators, practitioners, policy analysts and research administrators from across Canada to explore what it really means – and what it takes – to work collaboratively in Indigenous research.

The event was organized by the Intellectual Property in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH) project based at Simon Fraser University and co-sponsored by the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance and the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria, and the Ethics Program of the International Society of Ethnobiology Alliance for Biocultural Diversity. Major funding was provided through an Impact (Partnership) Award to the IPinCH project from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSRHC).

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