Making Connections!

The Community Research Incubator is coming up again this Monday (January 27, 2020, 3:00-4:30 PM, at the Fox and Fiddle). (More background here.)

Please look at the initial table discussion topics (below) and register to join us if you have interest or knowledge to share in these areas.


The landscape, challenges, and opportunities of affordable housing in London.

Discussion hosts:

Stephen Giustizia (sgiustizia@hdclondon.ca)
Chief Executive Officer, Housing Development Corporation

Abe Oudshoorn (aoudsho@uwo.ca)
Assistant Professor, Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Western University


How do organizations define and conceptualize ‘health equity’ and how do they feel it ought to be pursued? What guidelines are organizations in London using as benchmarks for equity and diversity best practices?

Discussion host:

Tanaz Javan (tjavan@uwo.ca)
PhD candidate, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Western University


Understanding the impact of affordable counselling services for residents living in the Argyle neighbourhood.

Discussion hosts:

Alida van Dijk (alida@communitycounsellinglondon.com)
Executive Director, Community Counselling Centre of London

Patricia Berendsen (patricia@patriciaberendsen.com)
Clinical Director, Community Counselling Centre of London

Stephanie Woo (stephanie@patriciaberendsen.com)
Therapist, Community Counselling Centre of London


Volunteer activities which can build work-place/professional skills to aid in getting work after age 55 years of age.

Discussion host:

Linda Simpson
Member, Age Friendly London Network


ATN’s Live Grow Connect program (soft skills development for persons with disabilities, including developmental disabilities and those on the autism spectrum) seeks input and feedback.

Discussion host:

Vito Mendonca (v.mendonca@atn.ca)
Manager of Community Partnerships, ATN Access for Persons with Disabilities Inc.


We look forward to seeing you on Monday.

Making the invisible visible: Exploring explicit, implicit, and structural stigma for people who inject drugs within a hospital environment

In this video, Javeed Sukhera (Associate Professor of Psychiatry/Paediatrics, Scientist, Centre for Education Research & Innovation Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University) discusses his research on Making the invisible visible: Exploring explicit, implicit, and structural stigma for people who inject drugs within a hospital environment

Susana Caxaj presents at the City Symposium

In this video, Susana Caxaj (Assistant Professor, Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Western University) presents her research on migrant worker health. (Filmed at the Aeolian Hall)

You can also read more coverage of Susana Caxaj’s research here:

Research explores state of migrant worker protections (Western News)
Migrant worker research (CBC Windsor)
Does the seasonal agricultural worker program protect workers? (CBC London)

 

Community Research Incubator: Discussion Tables

The next Community Research Incubator is on Monday, January 27, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM at the Fox and Fiddle. A full description and sign up form for the session are available here.

So far, the discussion topics that have brought forward include…

– The landscape, challenges, and opportunities of affordable housing in London
– Mental health and addiction
– Picking up the previous event’s discussion on integrating equity and diversity into organizations
– Supporting newcomer elementary and secondary school students
– Rural inequities

If any of these issues resonate with your work or interests, please be sure to join us on January 27.

Do you have an item to bring forward? Possible topics include…

– Ideas for future research or collaborations?
– Identified problems, gaps or issues in the community?
– Nascent plans in need of additional partners?
– Questions to bring forward for community input?
– Finding a ‘sounding board’ for new proposals or strategies?
– An idea for a research or evaluation project?

If you have an item to bring forward, please email info@crhesi.ca OR indicate the topic you would like to discuss in the registration form.

Job Posting: CRHESI Research Coordinator

We are hiring a Research Coordinator to support CRHESI’s involvement on multiple research projects, while also developing new research opportunities. Given the large number of projects within the CRHESI ecosystem, the Research Coordinator ensures that project agreements are developed congruent with CRHESI’s desired role on the project, that CRHESI is appropriately engaged in projects that include full partnership, and that CRHESI is involved with newly developing projects. The overall role of the Research Coordinator is to support CRHESI in the high achievement of research outcomes including both valuable contributions and volume of outputs.

To view the full job description or apply, please visit recruit.uwo.ca and search for job number 18130. Posting closes on January 8, 2020.

Thank you for circulating this opportunity to relevant networks and for sharing this notice with potentially interested candidates.