From Evidence to “Lights, Camera, Action”: An Adventure in Arts-Based Knowledge Translation
Sara Kreindler, DPhil (she/her) is a health-systems researcher, playwright and songwriter. As Manitoba Research Chair in Health System Innovation, he has published extensively on patient flow, system design, and organizational dysfunction. Her work now focuses on the potential of arts-based knowledge translation to inform and empower.
Mikayla Hunter (she/her) is a Master’s student in the Department of Community Health Sciences. Her thesis work focuses on the primary healthcare experiences of underrepresented 2SLGBTQIA+ young adult patients. In addition to her work on the Larry project, Mikayla is the Lead Fellow for SPECTRUM (Social Policy Evaluation Collaborative Team Research at Universities in Manitoba).
Public support is integral for moving the needle on health-system reform; however, traditional forms of knowledge translation may struggle to reach a wide audience. Larry Saves the Canadian
Healthcare System, a research-based YouTube musical, represents an effort to invigorate the conversation on health reform. This satirical romp follows an idealistic young policy analyst striving to achieve
change from within, only to be foiled at every term. This session will provide a brief glimpse into the micro-series, a discussion of arts-based knowledge translation, and a reflection on the experience of
creating an engaging, publicly accessible research product.
Via Zoom – https://umanitoba.zoom.us/j/68094672082?
Meeting ID: 680 9467 2082 / Passcode: 766710