Sharing knowledge and process

My community-engaged research uses critical, feminist and decolonizing frameworks to explore 1) human-animal relations and 2) reproductive and sexual justice

Photo by Barb Fornssler

Artwork for the project Indigenous women's reproductive and sexual justice. Artwork by Jannica Hoskins
Artwork by Jannica Hoskins

Project: Indigenous women’s reproductive and sexual justice

Learn more about this collaborative project I facilitated with urban Indigenous women on the Homeland of the Métis and Treaty One, Treaty Four and Treaty Six Territories.

Picture of Kal, who is a black Labrador Retriever dog and a Therapy Dog in Training.
Kal, a Therapy Dog in Training, after a visit at a busy care home with Kenro Dog Training. Kal is loved and owned by Yvonne Dyck who took this photo.

Project: Fostering PAWSitive wellbeing and support

Learn more about this project about how to enhance training and policies for therapy dog-handler teams’ support of people dealing with concerns related to mental health and/or substance use.

Picture of Holly McKenzie, researcher
Photo by Maki Photos

About me:

Learn more about my research journey.

What does community-engaged academic research mean to me?

“It means using the skills and tools I have developed through my training to facilitate research in ways that benefit the communities I am working with, including non-human animals, as well as to challenge institutional norms and values that reinforce inequity, colonialism and anthropocentrism.”

-Holly McKenzie

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