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Starting a Conversation with Hanna Paul: Métis Moon Time and Decolonizing Women’s Body Image

January 25, 2023 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join MA student Hanna Paul as she discusses her thesis work at the next Starting a Conversation!

Please join us in person at the Institute for Community Engaged Research (Arts 368) or via Zoom.

To register for the session, please email icer.ok@ubc.ca


My MA thesis centers Métis women and youth of the North Vermilion Settlement (Buttertown), Alberta and their embodied experiences with moon time (menstruation) in relation to body confidence. 

My aunties expressed that we must share our stories to combat the colonial master narrative in the region. The Métis method of Visiting fostered my research and reconnection journey back to my community. My methodology is best captured by the process of Saskatoon berry picking that draws from my lived experiences while in community. Through thematic data analysis of semi-structured interviews, I captured core findings that focus on confidence building of youth of future generations.


Hanna is a Michif (Métis) cisgender woman. Her Métis family names are Paul, Lizotte, Lambert, and LaFleur. She is an IGS Master’s student under the supervision of Dr. Gabrielle Legault and Dr. Fiona McDonald. Hanna is in the CESCE theme and currently writing her thesis. Hanna received an ICER Community Engaged Research Award in 2022 to support her research.


January 25, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Arts Building (ART)
1147 Research Road
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7 Canada
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Room Number
Arts 368
Registration/RSVP Required
Yes (see event description)
Event Type
Presentation, Talk/Lecture
Arts and Humanities, Culture and Diversity, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Health, Indigenous, Research and Innovation
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Students, Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates