Eugenia Canas co-coordinates the Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion (CRHESI). She is also a Health Information Science PhD Candidate, where she uses critical, participatory and art-based research approaches to understand the impact of youth stakeholder input on the design and delivery of mental health services. Eugenia has clinical experience as an art therapist in child/adolescent oncology, working in hospital and community settings. For five years, she coordinated a community of practice, facilitating the generation and exchange of knowledge among 300+ mental health professionals and the youth they served. She holds an M.A. in Linguistics and a B.A. in Visual Arts.
James Shelley is a Knowledge Translation consultant based in London, Ontario. His specialization is the utilization of videography and digital media for establishing reciprocal exchanges of information between knowledge generators and downstream practitioners, patients, students, clients and audiences. Working as an independent consultant provides James with a unique scope of interdisciplinary experience, as he supports a diverse range of labs, faculties and community partners that span the sciences and humanities. Prior to launching his own consultancy, James work included healthcare research at Western University and community-focused programming for the Canadian Mental Health Association. James’ passions include helping research inform praxis, and transforming knowledge into tools that lead to quantifiable improvements in people’s lives.