Research Ethics BC (REBC) will be inviting Research Ethics Board (REB) members and REB administrators to an upcoming Cultural Safety and Humility Workshop being hosted in collaboration with Indigenous representatives from across BC. Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to hear from Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers, and leaders from the First Nations Health Authority and First Nations Communities in BC on topics related to cultural safety, humility, and anti-racism within the realm of research ethics and beyond.
The goals of this workshop are to support attendees in increasing their knowledge about cultural safety and humility, understanding why it is important, and gaining the tools to implement cultural safety and humility into both their professional and individual practices.
Facilitators will guide participants through informative and interactive sessions that reflect on the following questions:
What is cultural safety and humility?
How do we create an Ethical Space?
How is a commitment to cultural safety reflected in relationships with Indigenous communities?
What is currently happening at my institution, or the institutions in my network, to support the practice of cultural safety and humility?
What commitments can we make moving forward?
We sincerely hope that you are able to attend and contribute to this meaningful session!
Acknowledgements & Guiding Principles
As a provincial organization, our work extends across many Indigenous lands and territories throughout British Columbia. We acknowledge with respect and humility that our Vancouver offices are located on the traditional and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Learn more about our organization by reading our Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Statement, in which we speak on our beliefs in embracing diversity. We recognize that our health care and academic systems contain systemic inequities, and we aim to help remove these.