Save your seat for CRHESI’s next Lightning Talks event (Nov 21, 3 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 community reception.

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Solutions Lab at Innovation Works London
201 King Street

Please RSVP via Eventbrite

If you are involved in an organization, project, or study addressing issues related to health equity and social inclusion, let us know if you would like to present at an upcoming Lightning Talks event (

In the mean time, please revisit talks from previous events.

First biannual Community Research Incubator is on September 24

CRHESI’s Community Research Incubator is a biannual forum that brings community organizations, leaders, researchers, and students together to explore opportunities for future collaboration. Community Research Incubators are innovative, dynamic spaces that blend strategic partnership building with serendipitous discovery.

For everyone. Whether or not you come with an agenda or question in mind, please attend and bring your curiosity and your knowledge to the table. Listen, share, and learn. We need your perspectives.

For community organizations and local leaders, this is an opportunity to tap into the research and evaluation expertise of university students and researchers. If you have a project in process or on the horizon that you would like to feature at this forum, please email us at by August 15.

For academics and students, this is an opportunity to ground research in real-world community questions. If you have an idea or proposal for which you would like to garner community input, please email us at by August 15.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
Fox and Fiddle (355 Wellington Street)

Enter in Fox and Fiddle by the mall-side (ground level) entrance inside CitiPlaza. Light refreshments will be served. Event is wheelchair accessible. Everyone is welcome. Event is free.

Please RSVP via Eventbrite.

Some Fall dates to save on your calendar…

The next City Symposium is Monday, September 16, 2019, 6:40 PM – 8:30 PM at Aeolian Hall. Register.

Our first CRHESI Community Research Incubator session is Tuesday, September 24, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM at the Fox and Fiddle. Register.

Our next CRHESI Lightning Talks and Reception event is November 21, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM in the Solutions Lab at Innovation Works. Register.

Please note that the calendar of CRHESI events for 2019-2022 is now available for advanced planning.

Video: Arthur Frank on Suffering, Dialogue, and Research

On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, Dr. Arthur Frank presented Suffering, Dialogue and Narrative Research at Western University.

This lecture updates two previous journal articles: “Can We Research Suffering?” published in 2001, and “What is Dialogical Research, and Why Should We Do It?” published in 2005. Each questions and implicates the other. The Idea of dialogue offers the best opening Dr. Frank has found to doing research on suffering, or put the other way around, the problem of researching requires a conception of and commitment to dialogue as both an ethic and a method of research. The lecture explores how those ideas develop in narrative research specifically.