With more work to be done on writing papers, toolkit development, and community partner engagement, the EQUIP team has two new additions!
Janina Mobach is delighted to be joining the EQUIP health care team as the Research and Knowledge Translation Manager. A white settler of Dutch immigrant grandparents, she is grateful to live, work, and play in the gorgeous Coast Salish territory! With a strong background in public health and social justice, Janina is passionate to further the incredible work of this team in bringing equitable practices and spaces into the arena of primary health care. When she isn’t in the office, Janina can usually be found exploring this beautiful land in hiking boots or with skis on her feet.
Taq Bhandal is joining the team as a Research Assistant. Taq is a PhD Student at the Social Justice Institute at the University of British Columbia. Her parents immigrated to Metro Vancouver from Punjab, India and so she was born, lives, and works on the unceded, ancestral lands of the Coast Salish peoples and continue to support Indigenous movements of self-determination. In official academic terms, she interested is in doing research and writing on the complex relations between health equity, political economies, global meta-narratives, decolonial and intersectional feminist perspectives, and our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Taq is passionate about balancing research, teaching, creative writing, organizational skills, cooking (and eating of course!), sustainability, and community involvement.