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Welcome to CQ

The Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research, known as CQ, builds capacity in the health sciences to advance critical and theoretically-informed qualitative inquiry. As a hub for researchers, graduate students, and professors teaching and conducting qualitative research, CQ promotes research that addresses the socio-political dimensions of health and questions prevailing assumptions that naturalize health, for example, as individual and biological phenomena.

In our teaching and research initiatives, CQ encourages reflexive utilization of diverse theoretical frameworks to critically examine current modes of knowledge production and to creatively engage with research methodologies. CQ aims to be a ‘go-to’ site of expertise in the practice and teaching of qualitative research in the health field where novice and established qualitative researchers are challenged and inspired.