Research Associate Position

CRHESI member Dr. Javeed Sukhera is looking for a Research Associate. This is a part-time position averaging 20 hours per week for a 2-year term. We are specifically looking for someone with expertise in qualitative approaches (constructivist grounded theory, ethnography, critical theory, etc.,).

The primary activities for this position are to support a research study that explores the process of care for people who inject drugs (PWID) in acute care settings. This includes coordinating a research study using constructivist grounded theory, coordinating a community advisory council, and supporting knowledge translation/dissemination. Specific activities would include but may not be limited to: recruitment of research participants, maintaining research files including informed consent documentation, collecting research data from observations, interviews, and focus groups, and providing support for data analysis, literature searches and manuscript writing.

The Research Associate will be a critical facilitator of the research program of the Department of Psychiatry and Dr. Sukhera’s Program of research. There is also a direct relationship with the Centre for Education Research and Innovation (CERI) at Western. This research program addresses key areas of teaching and learning in clinical settings, with a specific focus on implicit bias, stigma, and equity.

To apply, please use the UWO careers website and look for posting #16704. For more information, please contact Dr. Sukhera directly at

Research Coordinator position available

CRHESI is hiring a research coordinator for our current Partnership Development grant. To view full details on the opportunity, and apply, go here. Search for Job ID: 13701 Research Coordinator.
Role Description
The Research Coordinator is integral to the Mobilizing Narratives for Policy and Social Change project, a three-year project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s Partnership Development Grant. The Research Coordinator will work closely with the Principal Investigator to achieve the goals of the project.
– Coordinating the activities among the research project teams
– Facilitating conference calls and face-to-face meetings, including the preparation of agendas and minutes of team meetings
– Liaise with all team partner organizations (government, nonprofit organizations), academic and community researchers
– Prepare drafts of interim reports and papers
– Organize all think tank meetings
– Maintain a centralized system of project records
– Other duties as required
Faculty/Unit: Faculty of Health Sciences
Department: Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing
Employee Group: Non Union
Appointment Type: Contract
Appointment Status: Temporary Part-Time
Start Date 2018/07/03
End Date 2019/06/28
Hours per Week 8.00 to 10.00
Hourly Rate $29.00 to $32.00
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
– Masters degree in a social or health science discipline
– Community based experiences in advocacy and mobilizing individuals for action related to issues of: poverty & inequality; discrimination, violence, and marginalization; working conditions and employment security; and/or legacies of colonialism and contemporary realities
– Experience developing and coordinating research/educational programs
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
– In-depth knowledge of the nonprofit sector in London and area
– Excellent understanding of political processes and social change
– Excellent communication skills with a demonstrated ability to complete detailed analytics and reports
– Demonstrated ability to apply creativity, innovation and resourcefulness to daily work
– Strong attention to detail and proofreading abilities with an excellent command of the English language
– Ability to analyze and synthesize sizable amounts of detail/data
– Strong record of teamwork with the motivation and ability to work independently with little supervision
– Advanced computer skills including spreadsheet design, work processing and database management
– Knowledge of and ability to manage social media platforms, communication and engagement strategies
– Influential interpersonal skills that build positive and strong relationships
– Ability to work well under pressure and handle multiple conflicting priorities in a fast- paced environment with frequent interruptions
– Ability to perform duties in a professional and courteous manner and produce high quality work while meeting deadlines
Why Western?
Western offers a broad and exciting variety of part-time and temporary employment opportunities with ample room for job exploration and growth. Within our beautiful campus, you are part of a progressive work environment that promotes work/life balance including access to our state-of-the-art recreation centre. Apply for an opportunity to be part of the Western community and contribute to its success!
Applying at Western
To ensure that your application is given full consideration, please complete all relevant sections of the application. In addition, you can choose to supplement your application with a cover letter and current resume.
Consideration of applicants will include an assessment of previous performance, experience, and qualifications. Applicants should have oral communication skills in English.
Western Values Diversity
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at or phone 519-661-2194.
Please Note:
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be acknowledged.

Evergreen to Host Mid-sized Cities Researcher + Practitioner Roundtable

The impacts of technology, shifting demographics, and development means that cities must think differently about how they invest in and support residents. Mid-sized cities are well positioned to be leaders in creating innovative and inclusive urban environments, if we commit to learning from each other and finding new opportunities for participation and collaboration across sectors and communities.

On May 16th, 2018 the Mid-Sized Cities Researcher + Practitioner Roundtable will bring together leaders from mid-sized cities across Canada to share and discuss opportunities for innovative city-building. Through deep-dive discussions with experts in both theory and practice, participants will learn about age-friendly communities, creating smart mid-sized cities, advancing sustainable development, approaches to newcomer integration, partnership-building with Indigenous communities, and addressing pressing social issues.

Registration for the Mid-Sized Cities Researcher + Practitioner Roundtable is now open!

The roundtable will l bring together leaders from mid-sized cities across Canada to share and discuss opportunities for innovative city-building. Through deep-dive discussions with experts in both theory and practice, participants will learn about age-friendly communities, creating smart mid-sized cities, advancing sustainable development, approaches to newcomer integration, partnership-building with Indigenous communities, and addressing pressing social issues.

Date: Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Location: Museum London, London, Ontario

Time: 9 to 5pm

Register here.

Symposium on Gender, Family and Marital Relations among Arab Refugee Families in Canada

The Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support & Integration (MRCSSI) and the Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) will hold a Symposium on “Gender, Family and Marital Relationships among Arab Refugee Families in Canada.”

The event will take place on Friday, February 23rd, at the Queen Victoria Hall at the Double-Tree by Hilton Hotel, 300 King Street in London, Ontario, at 8:30 am.

The program will include the launch of the research report, “Pre and Post Migration Stressors and Marital Relations among Arab Refugee Families in Canada,” and three panel discussions on gender-roles, parent-child and marital relationships and their respective service needs and policy implications. Experts in the fields of immigration and settlement, social and health-care services, social policy and law enforcement will be present. In addition local and provincial politicians and members of the media will also be present.

RSVP to Abir Al Jamal at or Elyas Farooqi at by February 15, 2018.

MHCC Webinar on Stakeholder Engagement and KT

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), in collaboration with the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA), have created the Knowledge Exchange Collaborative as a joint initiative that brings together people in the fields of mental health and substance use and addiction in order to learn more about knowledge exchange.

As part of this collaborative, the MHCC and CCSA will be hosting a series of webinars to highlight and discuss key issues related to knowledge exchange. This first webinar will explore approaches to engaging stakeholders, an important part of knowledge exchange to effectively move research into policy and practice.

Join the first Knowledge Exchange Collaborative webinar on Tues. December 19, 12 to 1 pm ET.

Speakers are:
Eugenia Canas
Coordinator, Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion

Liz Wigfull
Manager, Knowledge Exchange, Mental Health Commission of Canada

Laurence Caron
Project leader and instructor, Anti-stigma Initiative, Association québécoise pour la réadaptation psychosociale

Register here.

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