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Centre Talks—Collecting race-based data: what is your conceptual framework? Centre for Urban Health Solutions

Toronto, Ontario
October 10, 2017

12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

209 Victoria Street, Room 241

Right now, in Ontario, institutions such as hospitals and schools are beginning to collect race-based data. Many calls for this data were inspired by the need to identify and address the inequities produced by these same institutions, and the broader systems in which they are embedded. Health researchers and clinical providers, however, can restrict themselves to biomedical frameworks. This leaves foundational historical, political and sociological contexts that have the potential to mitigate harm and to make meaning of race-based data out of the picture. This session suggests some of the skills and concepts health researchers, clinical providers and administrators require to engage the collection, analysis and application of race-based data in a meaningful way.


  • Rinaldo Walcott is an Associate Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto and the Director of the Women and Gender Studies Institute, as well as a member of the Graduate Program in Cinema Studies of the Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto.
  • LLana James is the Research Manager of the High Impact Field Based (Hi Fi) Interventions Lab at the Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael’s Hospital.

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