In the most recent addition to the Voices from the Margins of a Crisis series, Colleen McGrath (Assistant Professor, School of Occupational Therapy, Western University) and Elizabeth Mohler (PhD Student, Health and Rehabilitation Science, Occupational Science, Western University) write Navigating a New World: The Experiences of Persons who are Blind or Partially Sighted During COVID-19.
Marilyn Ford-Gilboe and Nadine Wathen, along with a team from the University of British Columbia and the University of New Brunswick, have launched myPlan Canada — an innovative, research-based, health and safety app for women experiencing violence from intimate partners.
The app allows users to input their specific circumstances – such as whether they are in immediate danger, live with the abuser, have young children at home, have a job, etc – and will walk them through a personalized plan to protect their safety and health.
Recent media coverage about the release:
New app aids women in violent relationships (Western News)
New London-linked app walks women facing violence through safety plan (London Free Press)
London co-developed app helps abused women create safety plan (BlackburnNews)
The video of the July 7, 2020 panel discussion on confronting anti-Black racism is publicly available. In addition, a compilation of additional learning opportunities has been compiled by the City Symposium team.
“Another challenge with implementing bias training is that biases and inequities often become embedded in workplace structures and policies over time. In our most recently published paper, we followed participants for 12 months after they participated in implicit bias training…”Javeed Sukhera, Starbucks and the impact of implicit bias training, The Conversation