This month, we sat down with Kinwa Bluesky (Senior Manager, Indigenous Initiatives) to learn more about her journey to HELP, her current research as a PhD candidate with the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Law, as well as her hopes for Indigenous families and children, both in BC and beyond.
Dr. Catherine is Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Children’s Health Policy Centre in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University (SFU), and she also holds the Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in Child Health Equity and Policy. Her research focuses on the early prevention of child health inequities and on ensuring inclusion of underserved children — in both research and policy-making.
Hebah Hussaina is an MSc student in UBC’s Women+ and Children’s Health Sciences Program, supervised by HELP Director, Dr. Mariana Brussoni, and on June 20, she will host Science Worlds’s event, An Evening with Bill Nye, at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver.
The Kootenay-Columbia region used Toddler Development Instrument (TDI) data collected during its pilot year to support their cross-cultural collaborative work, which resulted in the introduction of Parenting Cafés.
For the past 20 years, Revelstoke has used Monitoring System data collected across all five tools to inform their community-based work of strengthening child development and well-being in the region. In response to trends in the data, Revelstoke has taken a whole-of-community approach, focused on connectedness and equity.
Dr. Brenda T. Poon, a faculty member at the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), is an Assistant Professor with UBC’s School of Population and Public Health and Research Department Lead at the Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility.
Dr. Carwana is a pediatrician and clinician-investigator at BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH). His research sits at the intersection of social justice, public health, and clinical pediatrics and seeks to improve quality of care and health outcomes for structurally marginalized children, youth and families.
Scholar Profile: Megan Zeni is Expanding our Knowledge of Outdoor Play Learning in Elementary Schools
With over 25 years of experience as a professional K-7 educator, Megan Zeni currently teaches entirely outdoors in a public school outdoor and garden classroom.