Lightning Talks and Community Reception (November 21, 3-4:30 PM)

The Lightning Talks & Reception event is a biannual opportunity to learn about a wide range of activities, programs, and research endeavours in London focussed on issues of health equity and social inclusion. Join us for a series of short, concise, 5-minute presentations — or ‘lightning talks‘ — as well as an informal reception.

Registration via Eventbrite

Thu, 21 November 2019
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST
Innovation Works London
201 King Street

City Symposium: Reducing Inequalities

This Thursday’s City Symposium explores the topic of reducing inequalities. The evening features four Londoners, sharing their insights, experiences, and perspectives on addressing inequality as a community:

Michael Ciccone is the new CEO and Chief Librarian of the London Public Library.

Danielle Hill leads Nokee Kwe’s +Positive Voice program.

Carolina Cohoon is a Deafblind Literacy Specialist at CNIB Deafblind Community Services.

Saverio Stranges is Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics within the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, at Western University.

(The City Symposium is a city-wide collaboration between Urban League of London, London Community Foundation, Polishuk Camman & Steele, London Public Library, Aeolian Hall, Grand Theatre, Museum London, Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion, Western’s Faculty of Information & Media Studies, London Arts Council, Pillar Nonprofit Network, Western University Student’s Council, Fanshawe Student Union, City of London)

Pre-Symposium concert featuring Sarina Haggarty begins at 6:40 PM.

Thursday, November 7, 2019, 6:40 PM
Central Library (251 Dundas Street)
Wolf Performance Hall

November Calendar Alerts

November brings several amazing learning and collaboration opportunities. Make sure these dates are in your calendar!

Finding the Social in Physician Narratives: The Example of Institutional Ethnography
Learn more about Institutional Ethnography (IE) research methodology
Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Room 2130, Elborn College, Western University

City Symposium: Reducing Inequalities
Hear from four people in our community addressing inequalities
Thursday, November 7, 2019, 6:40 PM – 9:00 PM
Wolf Performance Hall, Central Library
251 Dundas Street

PUSH Movie Night
Learn more about the global implications of the housing crisis
Monday, November 18, 6:30 PM
Wolf Performance Hall, Central Library
251 Dundas Street

CRHESI Lightning Talks & Community Reception
Wide-ranging updates on the activities of CRHESI-affliated researchers and community partners
Thursday, November 21, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Innovation Works London
201 King Street

Call for Abstracts: Legacy 2020 Research Conference

In celebration of 100 years of Nursing at Western University and the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing invites submission of abstracts for its coming Legacy 2020 Research Conference (May 7-8, 2020, Doubletree Hilton, London, Ontario).

This 2-day conference will bring together researchers, graduate students, practitioners, and decision-makers for dialogue and exchange with a focus on the transformative potential of research in improving health and well-being across varied contexts and the conditions that shape health – past, present and future. Delegates from all disciplines who have an interest in these issues are most welcome.

– Digital Health, Technology, and Health Care
– Violence, Gender, and Health
– Strengthening Mental Health and Wellness
– Women’s Health
– Global and Indigenous Health
– Health Equity, Inequity and Structural Violence
– Promoting Transformative Change in Services, Systems and Policies [all sectors]

Abstracts for completed or in-progress research, program evaluation, policy analyses, theory development, or other scholarly work, inclusive of clinical and applied research, will be accepted until Dec 16, 2019.

Full conference details and online abstract submission can be accessed at:

Finding the Social in Physician Narratives: The Example of Institutional Ethnography

Learn more about Institutional Ethnography (IE) with Dr. Fiona Webster (Associate Professor in the Labatt Family School of Nursing at Western University). Institutional Ethnography is an approach to research that begins in the standpoint of people and then moves outward to explore the often invisible social relations that structure their lives. As a methodology, IE is especially interested in the ways that text coordinates people’s work and activities. Texts link people’s everyday experiences to broader institutional goals.

In this seminar, Fiona will reflect on a recent study that explored the social coordination of care for patients with chronic pain. One of Fiona’s overarching overarching research questions is: “How do physicians describe the work they do in caring for patients?” This study also serves as a valuable example of how IE can be used to explore the ways that the discourses, logic and concerns of institutions enter into the everyday language of care providers.

Download poster (PDF)

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Room 2130, Elborn College, Western University