Meet the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Health Equity and Community Wellbeing

Date: Thursday, November 16

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Format: Hybrid – in person or on Zoom

Location: DCC-707/709, Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex, 288 Church St.

Access information: Screen captioning and ASL interpretation available. Wheelchair-accessible venue.

Introducing Professor Karen Soldatic

Professor Karen Soldatic, Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Health Equity and Community Wellbeing, will join the Faculty of Community Services, Toronto Metropolitan University, in January 2024.

This $8 million 8-year program is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The Canada Excellence Research Chairs Program supports world-renowned researchers and their teams in establishing ambitious research programs at Canadian universities. 

Professor Soldatic is a leading international scholar of disability, marginality and global inequality. Her research program will use a critical disability lens to expand social understandings of health and well-being.

The CERC program provides an opportunity to work in partnership with local communities, civil society and health-care providers on core equity issues. Please join us for a collaborative discussion and working session to review:

  • Core areas of the research program as reviewed and approved by CIHR
  • Prioritization and alignment with our community

The CERC research program’s intention is to engage in strategic policy advocacy for social impact, and to ensure that community research partnerships and shared collaborations are robust and sustainable.

FCS looks forward to creating an environment with our partners that will help put knowledge into action and mobilize research to create meaningful, lasting, accessible and equitable outcomes for the communities which we serve.