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Heather   Young-Leslie

Associate Professor
Office of the Vice-President, Research
University of Alberta (Canada)
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I speak in the following language(s): English, Tonga (Tonga Islands), Tok Pisin, French

Health and nutrition studies
Geographic administrative areas
Geographic places
Historical periods
20th century
21st century
The Colonial time
Indigenous languages
Tongan, Tok Pisin
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  • PhD Research (1991 to 1993)
    Maternal-Child Health Practices (Tonga) — York University
    Ethnographic research funded by the International Development and Research Centre (Canada) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Resulted in the dissertation: Inventing Health: Textiles and Maternal Obligation in the Kingdom of Tonga (1999).
  • Field Research (2002 to 2007)
    Biomedicine and Modernity (Research Project) — University of Hawaii
    Ethnographic and archival research funded by:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
    Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research
    Rockefeller Archives Foundation
  • (2005 to 2005)
    Visiting Scholar — Macmillan Brown Centre
  • Applied Research (2007 to 2008)
    Capacity Building Advisor — Madang Provincial AIDS Committee
  • Applied Research (2008 to 2009)
    HIV Program Manager — World Vision Pacific Development Group
    Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu
  • Collaborative Project (2014 to 2019)
    The value of precious objects — Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
    A study of calculations, articulations and negotiations of gift exchange in the societies of the kula ring, Papua New Guinea. PI: Susanne Kuehling, University of Regina.
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