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

Steering Committee minutes for April 25, 2018

Below are the minutes from CRHESI’s last Steering Committee meeting:

The next Steering Committee meeting is Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 3:00pm-4:30pm

Do you have updates or reports on projects or initiatives that should be shared at the CRHESI Steering Committee and with the agencies, researchers, and community leaders in the CRHESI ecosystem? Please email

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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