Dr. Richmond is teaching two courses in the 2021/2022 school year:
GEOGRAPHY 9116: Indigenous Health
Course Description: In this interdisciplinary, seminar-based course, we will critically examine key determinants of Indigenous health as we engage with various concepts, theories, methods and ethical issues. Based on a review of the pertinent national and international literatures, we will explore differences between the health and social status of Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, and identify processes leading to these gaps.
GEOGRAPHY 2411G/ FIRST NATIONS STUDIES 2601G: Indigenous Environments
Course Description: In this course, we will examine the special relationship between Indigenous peoples and their physical environments. We will explore the causes and consequences of environmental change as they are experienced by Indigenous communities from around the globe including those related to: identity, food, health, water quality, local economies, social functioning and urbanization. Overarching themes such as colonialism and environmental dispossession will guide the course, with emphasis on their consequences for community well-being.
GEOGRAPHY 9108: Qualitative Methods
Course Description: This course provides students with an overview of several of the main types of qualitative research methods, as well as the epistemological issues that distinguish qualitative from quantitative methods. It also considers ethical issues, data analysis and management challenges that are associated with qualitative research.