Join us for the Faculty of Health Sciences International Scholar-in-Residence Lecture
Towards Inclusive Societies: Contributions of an Occupational Perspective
Clare Hocking, PhD, Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand)
July 7, 2016, Health Sciences Building – Room 236
Social justice relates to receiving a fair share of society’s wealth, having opportunities to access culturally important occupations, and the potential for equitable outcomes. In this presentation, Professor Hocking draws together ideas from the work of Young, Sen and Nussbaum, to discuss the occupations societies have reason to value and the assistance that ought to be made available to promote social justice. For more information, click here.
Join us on June 29, 2016. The Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration, the CRHESI, and the Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children invite you to a community of practice conversation regarding the challenges and opportunities in work to end domestic violence in the context of migration. This free forum will provide:
- A comprehensive description of current policy & evidence contexts.
- Fresh discussion of approaches to responding to family violence in our newcomer communities.
- Increased sense of community engagement, including a clear vision of the community of practice and their distinct/shared areas of work.
The day will consider macro- and micro-level questions and contexts, including evidence & research needs, and policy perspectives in the field. International and national perspectives will include an overview of gendered migration and immigrant family integration. Please register here.
The Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion shared its story at the Pathways to Health Equity: Levelling the Playing Field conference held this May 30-June 2 in Winnipeg, MA.
Dr. Helene Berman, Centre co-director, described CRHESI’s vision to bring community and academic partners in collaborative processes that generate relevant research questions. “Community-academic partnerships take time,” said Helene. “We work to bring our equity lens to our vision for change in the community, but also to how we conduct partnerships within our Centre.”
Attendees to this talk were interested in approaches to maintain equity through the development of research and knowledge-translation projects. They asked about processes that supported community membership and presence at decision-making tables. Helene spoke to the Centre’s commitments to self-reflection in all its processes, including how and when meetings were held, how Steering and Governance bodies were constituted, and attention to issues of power and representation that emerge.
To optimize chances of success, the Middlesex-London Health Unit, the Centre for Research on Health Equity and Inclusion, and Pillar NonProfit Network have organized a collaborative capacity-building workshop. Its aim is to share insights, coordinate for joint applications, and strategically address priorities as articulated in the Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategy and the London Mayor’s Advisory Panel on Poverty Report, London For All: A Roadmap to End Poverty.
Please join us on Friday, May 13, 9 am to 12 noon, at the London Civic Gardens, 625 Springbank Drive in London. The morning will include:
-A review of successful 2015 applications
-Research and academic tips for grant application writing, pitfalls to avoid and lessons learned
-Table discussions to generate collaborative applications in 2016
-Questions and answers by Ontario Trillium Foundation LPRF support staff
Nadine Wathen PhD (nadinewathen.ca) is Associate Professor & Faculty Scholar at Western Univeristy, a Research Scholar at Western’s Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children, and a Member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada. Her research examines the health and social service sector response to violence against women and children, interventions to reduce health inequities, and the science of knowledge translation, with a focus on enhancing the use of research in policy and practice. Nadine co-leads a number of research initiatives, including: the PreVAiL Research Network, VEGA: A Public Health Response to Family Violence, EQUIP: Research to Equip Primary Health Care for Equity and the Domestic Violence @ Work Network.