Spotlight on Research
New Book Calls for Socially Accountable Approaches to Violence
A new book by Dr. Maxwell Kennel, a Senior Research Associate at the Dr. Gilles Arcand Centre for Health Equity, seeks to reframe how we think about violence. Ontologies of Violence: Deconstruction, Pacifism, and Displacement, published by Brill in July 2023, explores how violence is a term for something more than physical force or visible expressions of power. The research examines texts by philosophers and calls for taking approaches to defining and resisting violence that are socially accountable to the people most affected. Plans for a book launch and online symposium are underway, and the book is available for order from...Read more about Maxwell Kennel's new book.
Empowering Northern Ontario communities through research
Social accountability leads to locally driven solutions Social accountability defines NOSM University. NOSM University researchers work to support the goals of communities and partners so that local priority health concerns lead health-system transformation. “Our entire research program is built upon partnerships,” explains Dr. Brianne Wood, Associate Scientist, Social Accountability and Learning Health Systems at the Dr. Gilles Arcand Centre for Health Equity. “Partnerships and engagement are the foundation of social accountability. Social accountability requires that you direct your activities towards the needs and priorities o...Read more about Dr. Wood's work.
Dr. Robert Ohle appointed Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada/NOSM University Chair in Indigenous and Rural Health Research
Research to focus on cardio- and cerebrovascular disease with Indigenous and rural communities Dr. Robert Ohle has been appointed Heart and Stroke Foundation/NOSM University Chair in Indigenous and Rural Health Research for a five-year renewable term. Dr. Ohle will advance research on cardio- and cerebrovascular disease with Indigenous and rural communities, collaborate with Indigenous partners with an aim to build capacity in rural health across Ontario. Working in concert with Indigenous and rural research units, he will consult with elders, Indigenous leaders, health systems managers, government officials, and the public to bett...Learn more about Dr. Robert Ohle's appointment.