Category Archives: Reproductive Rights

Indigeneity and Privatizing Fertility

On this episode, we explore some topics covered at the 2017 Parkland Conference, such as Indigenous peoples’ experiences on the University of Alberta campus and the racism they face in academic spaces, and public access to fertility services.

First we speak to University of Alberta professor Dr. Isabel Altamirano-Jimenez about Indigenous representation in academia, the inclusion of Indigenous topics and history in schools, and thinking critically about promises of Reconciliation. Then we speak with Parkland Institute Research Manager Rebecca Graff-Mcrae on the privatization of fertility services in Alberta.


Global Maternal Health

On this episode, we talk to Dr. Zubia Mumtaz, associate professor at the School of Public Health, University of Alberta, about understanding maternal health in a global context and the difficulties of measuring poverty around the world.