Graduate Students: Join CRHESI’s first grad student networking event

Are you a graduate student with an interest in health equity and social inclusion?

At CRHESI, students of all disciplines can find opportunities to learn from and collaborate on various stages of funding-application, research and knowledge translation projects. Join us for our first graduate student networking event:

We will tour current CRHESI initiatives and potential opportunities for research within university-community collaborations. You will also have an opportunity to meet some of our researchers and learn more about being a member. Refreshments will be served.

Friday Sept. 23 at 5 pm.

Innovation Works, 2nd Floor, 201 King Street

RSVP | Spaces are limited

Research focus on refugee housing: Co-investigator Needed

Housing stability is an important contributor to health and wellbeing for all. However, establishing safe, secure, and affordable housing has proven to be more difficult for particular populations, including refugees to Canada (Murdie, 2008).

London’s Community Health Collaborative, lead by LHSC’s Dr. Matthew Meyer, is advancing a study to evaluate the impact of tenant and landlord education on health, housing stability, and social inclusion for Syrian refugees in an urban area in Canada.

Using a quasi-experimental design and mixed-methods, this study will assess the collective impact of  three landlord and tenant education initiatives on the self-rated health, housing stability, and social inclusion of government-assisted Syrian refugees settled in the city of London.

If you are researcher with an interest in housing issues, as well as health equity/social inclusion, please contact for more information, or email us at

Ongoing Study: Local Employment Planning Council Labour Market Participation

Led by the Centre for Organizational Effectiveness, this research focuses on reasons for nonparticipation in the labour market, and strategies to encourage and support labour market engagement.  During the month of September we are conducting focus groups and interviews, as well have an online survey.

Help us promote and champion the study, helping us engage with people who are not working for pay or have recently experienced a job search. Please contact Gerda Zonruiter by email at, or by phone at 519-932-0535.

For more information about the Local Employment Planning Council, click here.

Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture Series – Join us September 21

Family Medicine at Western University will hold its second annual Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture Series this Sept. 21.

Dr. Marie-Dominique Beaulieu will speak on “The Perils of Proximity.” Dr. Beaulieu is Professor, Department of Family and Emergency Medicine, University of Montreal. Dr. Beaulieu is also a Research Associate at the Research Centre of the University of Montreal Hospital Centre and Scientific Co-Director of the Montreal Research Centre on Social Inequality and Discrimination.

Opening remarks and the annual Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture will begin at 2:30 p.m. and will be followed by a celebratory reception. Registration is now open –

Narrative Mobilization to Address Social Issues (Friday, September 16, 9am)

If you collect stories at the community or academic level, and if you have used this type of knowledge to change policy or programs in London, let’s talk!

We are hosting a workshop to investigate effective practices and strategies for narrative mobilization. A number of CRHESI members are developing an application to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council pertaining to the use of narratives, and we would love to hear your stories about how you have used narratives in your work. This is also a space to chat about potential avenues for further partnership.

Friday, September 16, 9:00am – 11:00am
Innovation Works, 1st Floor, 201 King Street, London, Ontario

Please direct RSVP and questions to