Black Lives Matter Solidarity Statement
The CHAIM Centre recognizes that ongoing violence against Black people in the U.S. and Canada stem from centuries of systemic racism and we are deeply aware that changes must be made. Black people experience a disproportionate number of health disparities, in large part due to the direct and indirect racism that persists in our society. As a research centre whose goal is to advance health research and its application to health care accessibility across Canada, we stand in alliance with Black students, colleagues, and community members to bring about the fundamental changes needed for a just and equitable society.
The CHAIM Centre has produced a series of educational videos exploring questions of why race matters, what it represents, and how ethnoracial analysis can be ethically incorporated into research. These videos are intended to encourage thoughtful discussion on the role of race in science among students and the broader research community.
If you would like to know more about the topic of Black health and wellness, please see this reading list compiled by our team to mark Black History Month (2021).