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U of T researchers and Indigenous communities collaborate to improve infrastructure and food security – Utoronto.ca

Researchers at the Centre for Global Engineering (CGEN) are collaborating with Indigenous communities to address pressing infrastructure challenges facing geographically disparate communities across Canada.

CGEN’s Reconciliation Through Engineering Initiative will identify six projects that aim to improve access to clean drinking water, food security, housing, health care, transportation and communication systems from a multi-disciplinary and holistic perspective.

Since December, CGEN’s approach has been to first listen, learn and gather perspectives before defining any projects, according to program lead Sonia Molodecky.

“Our first step was to meet with Indigenous elders, youth, men and women to really understand – first and foremost – how we may approach a collaborative research relationship founded on respect and reciprocity,” says Molodecky.

Read More: https://www.utoronto.ca/news/u-t-researchers-and-indigenous-communities-collaborate-improve-infrastructure-and-food-security

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