WORKERS is an interactive documentary focusing on the integration of refugees and migrant workers in the European job market. The documentary contains two series of short stories in virtual dialogue with each other. The first series focuses on the challenges faced by migrants, asylum seekers and refugees as they look for a job, undertake a job interview, exploit networks to find a job and indeed start work. The second series looks at the concerns of natives – about migrants taking their jobs, people who speak a foreign language, who have unusual requests about food, religious practices, ways of dressing, as well as addressing stereotypes and learning to live together, including the concerns of employers about the honesty or reliability of migrant workers. The SIRIUS project’s aim with these interactive film essays is to provide audio-visual representations to supplement quantitative and qualitative analysis of the labour market integration process.
You can watch the interactive documentary here.
Filmmaker: Alberto Bougleux
Below is a list of publications that staff and students at the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health has published within the last few months:
Estimating excess length of stay due to healthcare-associated infections: a systematic review and meta-analysis of statistical methodology
S. Manoukian, S. Stewart, S. Dancer, N. Graves, H. Mason, A. McFarland, C. Robertson, J. Reilly, 2018. Estimating excess length of stay due to healthcare-associated infections: a systematic review and meta-analysis of statistical methodology, Journal of Hospital Infection, 100(2), pp 222-235.
Who knows best? A Q methodology study to explore perspectives of professional stakeholders and community participants on health in low-income communities
N. McHugh, R. Baker, O. Biosca, F. Ibrahim, C. Donaldson, 2019. Who knows best? A Q methodology study to explore perspectives of professional stakeholders and community participants on health in low-income communities, BMC Health Services Research, 19:35.
Do community empowerment and enabling state policies work in practice? Insights from a community development intervention in rural Scotland
Markantoni, M., Steiner, A., Meador, E. and Farmer, J. (2018) Do community empowerment and enabling state policies work in practice? Insights from a community development intervention in rural Scotland. Geoforum, 97, 142-154.
Can community interventions change resilience? Fostering perceptions of individual and community resilience in rural places
Markantoni, M., Steiner, A. and Meador, E. (2019) Can community interventions change resilience? Fostering perceptions of individual and community resilience in rural places. Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society (in press).
Julie Adair, part of the Yunus Centre, has been awarded to lead the work on creating a Digital Storytelling Toolkit as part of the Ashoka Changemaker Collaboration Fund. From the Collaboration Fund documentation:
Storytelling and listening are superb means of promoting empathy and resilience, and shared understanding between individuals and communities. Our collaborative immersion will bring together leaders from three Changemaker Campuses (Georgian College in Canada, Northeastern University in the United States and Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland) to explore and transfer knowledge through digital storytelling as a social innovation. This project will address areas such as diversity, equity and inclusion, faculty/research engagement, community engagement/partnerships and extra-curricular student programming. As storytelling is a means of engaging community, breaking down barriers, encouraging empathy and demonstrating resilience, the intention of this project is to help institutions incorporate digital storytelling practices into their campus culture and curricula. The goal of this collaboration will be to deliver a replicable and adaptable toolkit for Change Leaders to put into practice on their own campuses, to facilitate digital storytelling methodology amongst faculty, students and community partners.