CRHESI Student Collective – Knowledge Mobilization for Health Equity
The Knowledge Mobilization for Health Equity Student Collective of CRHESI is a community of students from related disciplines and faculties of Western University (and associated universities at the discretion of CRHESI co-Directors) whose mission is to collaborate, identify, research, understand and address the problems that prevent fair access to health and belonging for all people. The composition of the Collective changes depending on course placement needs and opportunities, student volunteers and the participation of fellows and bursary award winners.
Members of the Student Collective
Christine Garinger – CRHESI Coordinator, Ph.D. Student, Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Western University
Arun Jentrick – CRHESI Coordinator, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Western University
Danica Martina Facca – Ph.D. Candidate, Health Information Science, Western University, Eugenia Canas Memorial Award in Health Equity
Danicia’s full bio has details about her research areas and experience.
Aimable Nkurunziza – Ph.D. Candidate, Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Western University, CRHESI Fellowship through the Berman Family Graduate Award
Aimable’s full bio has details about his research areas and experience.
CRHESI also supervises placement students from the Faculty of Health Sciences, and the occasional visiting students, providing mentorship in research and KMb-related activities.
Recent students have included:
- Carolina Maciel, visiting student, 4th-year BScN, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
- Sachee Vora, 4th year Bachelor of Medical Science Honours Specialization in One Health, Western University
- Samantha Campanella, 4th-year Health Sciences, Honours Specialization in Health Sciences In Health Promotion, Western University
- Hooria Haider, 4th-year Health Sciences, Honours Specialization in Health Sciences in Biology, Western University
Knowledge Mobilization for Health Equity Student Collective Principles
- Student and CRHESI objectives are mutually beneficial supporting the delivery of social, research and academic goals.
- Objectives are identified prior to student involvement in the Collective, through discussion between students, CRHESI staff, and supervisors (if applicable), seeking to find alignment and best fit with existing and emerging CRHESI projects.
- Learning is best when relationships are initiated and developed in ways that are respectful and responsive, tailored to each person’s needs; learning is self-directed and supported by the Collective in whole or in part.
- Regular and scheduled communication is expected between the Collective members with CRHESI staff.
- Building capacity is unique to each person and includes reflection and acting in peer mentorship roles.
- Mobilizing knowledge is an active ongoing process that spans across activities such as knowledge creation (e.g., research results, narrative expressions) to knowledge utilization and uptake and can occur in traditional and innovative ways (e.g., didactic presentations and paper resources, use of new technologies).
- We acknowledge that our knowledge is best when pooled and we co-create new knowledge.
- Communications on behalf of or about CRHESI by the Student Collective are carried out as representatives of and responsible to CRHESI and its stated research principles.
- CRHESI is guided by a principle of active engagement within the CRHESI network, and with others, including both academic and community members.