Co-Investigators

Dr. Patricia Rosborough

T’łat’laḵuł Trish Rosborough focuses her scholarship on Indigenous language revitalization. An adult learner of her late mother’s first language, Kwak’wala, Trish often uses a narrative approach to her research, sharing stories of her personal journey as a language learner, teacher and researcher.

Her research project, Beautiful Words: Enriching and Indigenizing Language Revitalization though Understandings of Linguistic Structure, stems from her view that it is important to consider both how to retain Indigenous languages and how to retain the worldview understandings within the languages.

Dr. Charlotte Loppie

Charlotte Loppie is a Professor with the School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria. Her research interests are sexual and reproductive health across the lifespan; sexual diversity; sex trade work; HIV/AIDS; the construction of female sexuality and the cultural determinants of health.

In the following video, Charlotte discusses one of her main foci of research, HIV/AIDS in Indigenous communities. She explains how by talking to and building relationships with Indigenous communities we can better understand and address their health concerns: https://youtu.be/KGATBevw9GQ

Dr. Jessica Ball

Jessica Ball is a professor in the School of Child and Youth Care at the University of Victoria, Canada.   Jessica has written and taught countless courses on child and youth health and development, including teaching in universities in Canada, the United States, Malaysia, Singapore and Bangladesh.  At UVic, she was a founding faculty member in UVic’s Early Childhood Development Virtual University, teaching initial cohorts of leaders in Africa and the Middle East. She teaches upper level undergraduate courses on mental health and addictive behaviours and graduate courses on social determinants of child development.  

Her program of research includes a range of projects centering on cultural and policy contexts of child wellness, early learning, and development. Her achievements have been recognized by awards for teaching, knowledge mobilization, contributions to Indigenous children’s well-being, and research in service of communities.