Katrina Plamondon

Equity, Political Economy, & Pandemic: What nurses need to know

Thursday May 13, 2021 
1100 – 1300 

In this workshop, Dr. Katrina Plamondon will explore issues of equity and COVID-19, especially equitable access to vaccines. Situating the pandemic as an inherently global health issue that requires global responses, the workshop will include content on global health governance relevant to the distribution of COVID-related supports, resources, and products, including the COVAX facility. Attendees will learn about the different players involved in the political economy of pandemic, and leave with a greater appreciation of pressing equity implications. Small group discussions will extend opportunities for critically reflective dialogue that connects global-level considerations to our own local contexts and practice settings. 

Speaker Bio:

Katrina Plamondon is an Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. Her program of research focuses on questions of how to align knowledge, intention, and action for health equity. 

She is a mother, artist, sister, friend, and care-giver - a Canadian woman of Cree-Irish-Quebecois ancestry whose heartstrings are tied to the Kootenay and Okanagan regions of British Columbia. 

As a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar, her program of research focuses on questions of how to align knowledge, intention, and action for health equity. Her clinical foundations are in critical care/emergency and street outreach. 

She completed a Master of Science in Community Health & Epidemiology in 2006 (University of Saskatchewan) and doctoral studies at the University of British Columbia under a Banting & Best Canada Graduate Scholarship, extending a decade of research and practice in knowledge translation with a focus on advancing health equity. 

She has been a member of the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research since 2004, and currently co-chairs the University Advisory Council which represents 32 institutional members from across Canada. 

She sits on the National Scientific Advisory Committee for Global Health and was the Principal Investigator for the multi-year Gathering Perspectives Studies that led to the creation of the equity-centred CCGHR Principles for Global Health Research

She contributes to national dialogue about Canada’s role in global health research, including a specific focus on issues of equity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This event is not salary replaced.
A portion of this event will be recorded and available on Member Portal.

UPDATED: January 10, 2023

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