Beyond Good Intentions

Critical discussions on teaching and research with community partners

Co-hosted by UVic Human Research Ethics, Research Partnerships, and Community-Engaged Learning, this workshop explored respectful teaching and research in true collaboration with community.

The presentation portion of the workshop is available below.

Co-presenters include co-authors of the Research 101 : A Manifesto for Ethical Research in the Downtown Eastside, Jule Chapman and Jim McLeod, community collaborators from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) and Scott Neufeld, SFU PhD candidate.

View the presentation portion of the Beyond Good Intentions workshop.

About the co-presenters

Jule Chapman

Jule Chapman has been involved with research in the DTES for many years, both as a long time research participant in drug use-related research and more recently as a peer research assistant at the BC Centre on Substance Use. She identifies as a long time drug user, but most importantly, she identifies as a survivor of childhood trauma. She volunteers on the board of Sex Workers United Against Violence (SWUAV), works as a peer support outreach worker, is an avid writer and poet with many pieces published in Vancouver’s Megaphone Magazine and has a co-authored academic publication in AIDS and Behavior.

Jim McLeod

Jim McLeod believes the Downtown Eastside is brimming with talent the rest of the world overlooks. A self-described functional addict, chemically dependent since elementary school, people are often surprised to learn that Jim has a spotless criminal record. He is an active community member, working with Hives for Humanity and has served on the boards of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users and the Drug Users Resource Centre. He is excited about his work with Megaphone Magazine’s speaker’s bureau project, working with audiences and participants to help them see people who use drugs as just that—people.

Scott Neufeld

Scott Neufeld is a white, settler who grew up on the unceded territory of the Kwantlen people (Langley, BC) and now lives and works in East Vancouver on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. He has an MA in Social Psychology from Simon Fraser University (SFU) and is currently completing a PhD in Social Psychology at SFU and the BC Centre on Substance Use, with a focus on representations of people who use drugs in anti-stigma campaigns. Other interests include community-based research, social identity theory, collective resistance, NIMBYism, and decolonization.