Exploring why community-based research is an important mechanism for societal change
Community-Based Research Canada presents a free webinar series called “Exploring why community-based research is an important mechanism for societal change”.
Presented by Stephen Dooley (SFU and CBRC Board) and Martin Taylor (CBRC Board Chair)
This series includes three parts that look into the impact of community-based research from different angles: the Canadian context, an international perspective, as well as the path towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
A report released a few months ago, Maximizing the Capacities of Advanced Education Institutions to Build Social Infrastructure for Canadian Communities, highlights the role that our universities and other post-secondary institutions can, and should, play in addressing the challenges and uncertainties that threaten social cohesion and community well-being in Canada and beyond.
The report points to existing institutional assets and capacities, which, when directed at building social infrastructure, can make a real positive difference for our communities and their citizens. In many respects, the report echoes the strategic priorities and operational plans of many of our universities and colleges. Yet the potential for collaborative initiatives and action still substantially exceed what has so far been realized.
This is the positive and evolving context and trajectory in which pan-Canadian organizations, like Community Based Research Canada (CBRC), see their mission and objectives. In this webinar, Stephen Dooley (SFU and CBRC Board) and Martin Taylor (CBRC Board Chair) describe the role that CBRC plays as an enabling platform and forum for sharing and disseminating best practices, supporting collaborative research initiatives, liaising with funding agencies, and promoting excellence in community based research. The discussion will draw on some specific place based examples of community based research projects.
The first webinar is on June 5th, 2018. Registration is now open through CBRC’s website.