Who Are We? Why Another Research Collective?

Who are the victim survivors and heroes? Which Life ways and livelihoods are when a home is demolished, deserted or destroyed by a disaster? What does a climate change sound like for a subsistence farmer in Nepal high hills? How to rescue and reintegrate a trafficked woman from Indian brothels? How is the immigrant lives in the Northern America? Who are responsible genocides? These are only a few questions among the many that needs to be answered.

To find answers to these questions, research collective(s) could be a powerful tool as no one discipline has all the tools to answer these wicked and complex questions that our global community is today increasing grappling with.

In order to inform, share and advocate for human rights and justice, as social science interdisciplinary researchers from Canada and Asia, we play a crucial role in finding innovative, evidence based answers to global disaster and epidemic research, debate, decisions and actions.

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We acknowledge that the main campus of Thompson Rivers University is located on the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc territory within the unceded traditional lands of Secwepemcúl’ecw (Secwepemc Nation). In this space, as we share knowledge through teaching, learning, and research, we recognize that this territory has always been a place of teaching, learning and research.

We gratefully acknowledge Dean Airini, Faculty of Education and Social Work for the support of our work through a faculty development grant for Bala Nikku, Assistant Professor at School of Social Work and Human Service, Faculty of Education and Social Work, Thompson Rivers University.