Research Projects


i. Truth (through art) to power: Arts-based truth-telling to transform research and reduce inequities at the intersections of health and justice

Status: Completed

Project Lead: Kelsey Timler

Other: Kate McLeod, Nicolas Crier, Patrick Keating

People who have been incarcerated face unfair health and social outcomes and barriers to wellbeing. These barriers are made worse for Indigenous Peoples who face ongoing colonial harms, including racism and white supremacy. This partnership between the UBC Transformative Health & Justice Research Cluster and Megaphone Magazine hosted storytelling and writing workshops for people who have been incarcerated in Fall 2020, and subsequent visual storytelling workshops were held in partnership with Illicit Productions. This series will provide a roadmap to shape research priorities to support health, wellbeing and dignity through storytelling that confronts the unfairness and injustice of our prison system.