Opening eyes through new observational method

Lalita Bharadwaj wants people to view the world around them with both eyes wide open.

In her work with the Slave River Watershed Environmental Effects Program (SWEEP), Bharadwaj, an associate professor in the School of Public Health, has helped pioneer the idea of two-eyed seeing in monitoring scientific activity in nature.

The term, which has been adopted from Mi’kmaq First Nations Elder Albert Marshall, refers to the blending of Aboriginal tradition and Western science to gain a greater depth of understanding.

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