Knowledge Mobilization

Laboratory Life

By March 31, 2021May 3rd, 2021No Comments

While scientific findings are usually the focus of knowledge mobilization, this project focuses on the how of research. Dr. Max Liboiron’s Civic Laboratory for Environmental Action Research (CLEAR) is well-known for community-based science and dedication to equity, humility, and anticolonial relations in scientific practices. From how CLEAR determines author order in scientific papers to how they run a lab meeting, the lab’s methods are different than the average science lab. Most of these day-to-day methods do not appear in the methods sections of scientific papers, but in an internal lab book.

This MEOPAR-funded KM project, Laboratory Life, is a film adaption of CLEAR’s lab book, showing how CLEAR’s commitments to equity, humility, and anticolonialism look in the day-to-day life of the lab. This funding will also support the publication of an updated, annotated version of CLEAR’s lab book.


EPISODE 1: Equity in Author Order
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EPISODE 2: Choosing Lab Values
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