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  • January 13, 2021 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • January 14, 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Presented by the South Asian Health Research Hub

The “Beyond the Body: A PhotoVoice Exhibit will share the unique experiences of young South Asians tackling the diabetes epidemic in the Peel Region of Ontario, Canada. Through our featured documentary and virtual photo gallery, we will look beyond traditional biomedical and behavioural approaches to diabetes prevention, and highlight the impact of social and systemic factors on the development of diabetes through the eyes of our South Asian youth. There will be a live Q&A with our research team and youth.

Please attend one of the following dates:

  • Wednesday, January 13th, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
  • Thursday, January 14th, 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Special note: This live event will be hosted on Zoom. Please register to receive the link and password two hours before the seminar. Please note that space is limited.


A research team at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health launched the South Asian Adolescent Diabetes Awareness Program (SAADAP) in 2017. This multi-phase interdisciplinary health promotion research project aims to increase awareness and knowledge of diabetes prevention from a behavioural and social science lens in South Asian adolescents aged 13 to 17 years with a family history of diabetes.

At the Beyond the Body: PhotoVoice Exhibit, we will be sharing the results of our photovoice project through a film presentation. As we celebrate 100 Years of Insulin, we invite all public health and healthcare professionals, researchers, policy makers, social service providers, community members and families and friends of SAADAP participants to attend this event. The event will promote knowledge sharing and enhance critical consciousness among the South Asian community and among stakeholders involved with decision making and policy making in chronic disease prevention.


We would like to learn about your experience participating in this event and better understand if our knowledge sharing goals were met through the event.

You can participate in the pre-and post-event surveys, or the interview, or both if you wish. The surveys will take roughly 5-10 minutes each to complete. The interview is expected to last 30-45 minutes and will take place virtually, or by phone. The interview will be carried about by University of Toronto research staff. You will receive a $20 gift card as compensation for participating in the interview.

This evaluation study is being funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSRHC). If you would like to participate in the study, please indicate so when you register for the event here. Your email address will be kept strictly confidential and will only be used for the purposes of following up with you regarding the survey and/or interview.