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Photovoice Training Series for A Group of Research Assistants at University of Toronto Mississauga

The Centre for Community-Based Research (CCBR) will design and deliver a three-part photovoice training workshop and coaching sessions to Research Assistants (RAs) of Dr. Ganapathy-Coleman at the University of Toronto Mississauga to help build RA's capacity for developing and delivering photovoice workshops to the participants of Dr. Ganapathy-Coleman's research project. Dr. Ganapathy-Coleman's project aims to learn about the everyday lives of people in the South Asian Indian diaspora in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

CCBR employes a participatory, experiential training approach to the three-part photovoice training workshops, integrating opportunities for RAs to actively engage in the photovoice method throughout the learning process. The training adoptes a 'train the trainer' model, demonstrating how to effectively plan and facilitate photovoice workshops. Coaching sessions allow RAs to address real-time challenges and discuss emerging issues.

Key workshop topics include planning and facilitating photovoice projects, data analysis, acting on findings and exhibit planning, and ethical considerations. This initiative fosters the development of essential skills among RAs, contributing to the overall success of Dr. Ganapathy-Coleman's research project.

The project timeline spans from October 2023 to September 2024.


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